My first Openings in Sin City. And wouldn’t you know another horrible week for new releases.
The only film opening wide here this weekend that hasn’t opened elsewhere is The Identical (26), a faith-based film about Elvis Presley’s secret twin. Walter Addiego: “Earnest and well-intentioned, The Identical is based on a “what if” that straddles the line between ingenious and loopy.”
In limited release is another film beginning with “I,” Innocence (27), a horror film set at a prep school. Jen Chaney: “The prevailing tone throughout Innocence is as somber as the onset-of-twilight blues and grays that dominate the movie’s color palette. All that seriousness ultimately doesn’t blend well with a narrative that marinates in the preposterous.”
The Barrick Museum at UNLV is having a Jerry Lewis film festival, but I think I’ll stay home this weekend.