Adelante Movie Reviews August 2021

IndiePix Films
DVD/Digital: August 17
Winner of “Best Documentary” at the Warsaw International Film Festival, Stone Time Touch, from acclaimed filmmaker Gariné Torossian, explores the lives of a trio of Canadian Armenians originally from Lebanon where the survivors of the Armenian Genocide regrouped after 1915, offering rich contrasting views of their homeland as it was imagined and as it appears to them in person. Balancing personal stores with a look at the country’s complex and turbulent history and colorful present, the film places the notion of homeland in the spotlight and examines it from multiple points of view.

Corinth Films
DVD/Digital Available Now
With the failure of President Hoover’s policies and ensuing Great Depression, Americans were desperate for help. Franklin D. Roosevelt’s pragmatic New Deal Program aimed to put US citizens back on their feet and back to work, and also included and innovative and lively public arts program desigened to privide economic relief and jobs for artists of all walks. Nearly every artist born between 1900-1915 spent their formative years under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
Digital/Blu-ray/DVD Available Now
Fortico Security specializes in transporting hundreds of millions of dollars in cash trucks across Los Angeles each week. The newest edition to their team, H (Jason Statham), whose past is unknown to his colleagues, surprises his team when he takes complete control of a heist, taking care of the situation with ease, efficiency, and precision. Hit after hit, it begins to seem like H wants cash trucks to be attacked, leaving his teammates wondering who he really is and where he came from.

Dreamworks Pictures
In Theaters Now
Unemployed roughneck Bill Baker travels from Oklahoma to Marseille to visit his estranged daughter Allison. Imprisoned for a murder she claims she did not commit. Allison seizes on a new tip that could exonerate her and presses Bill to engage her legal team but Bill eager to prove his worth and regain his daughters trust, takes matters into his own hands. He is quickly stymied by language barriers, cultural differences, and a complicated legal system until he meets French actress Virginie mother to eight-year-old Maya. Together, these unlikely allies embark on a journey of discovery, truth, love and liberation.

In Theaters Now
Joe Bell is based on the powerful true story of a small town, working class father (Mark Wahlberg) who embarks on a solo walk across the United States to crusade against bullying after his gay teenage son, Jadin (Reid Miller) is tormented in high school. Joe makes his way along the breathtaking expanse heading from Oregon to New York City, delivering a simple message of tolerance from a father’s perspective, hoping to reach those who may be open to hearing it from someone like themselves. Confronting many hardships, Joe ultimately shows us all that you can make a difference if you just take it one step at a time.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
4k/Blu-Ray/DVD Available Now
In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?

Corinth Films
DVD/Digital August 17
Iddrisu, a talented medical student reluctantly returns home to the village of Nakom after his father’s death. Iddrisu temporarily assumes responsibility for the inproverished household and farm, inheriting a debt that could destroy the famly. Attempting to maintain part of his studies from the confines of a small hut, he struggles to balance tradition and familial duty with the call to follow his own.

Film Movement
DVD August 3
Hans, his wife and two children, hit the highway on a trip to visit family. After getting stuck behind a slow-moving van, Hans recklessly starts antagonizing the eerily stoic driver, blaring the horn and riding his bumper. Little does he realize that he has just crossed the wrong motorist. Lured into a deadly game of vehicular cat and mouse, Hans now finds himself terrorized at every turn by this deranged madman.

Indiepix Films
DVD/Digital Available Now
At a daycare center in Stolin, Belarus, young people with disabilities are directed and participate as actors in theatrical productions. Their perceived limitations evaporate on stage, revealing depths of character and capabilities that are seldom explored.

Paramount Pictures
In Theaters Now
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars Henry Golding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.