Friday movie roundup – Aug. 19

My, what a busy week! A busy two weeks, actually — I was away on fambly bidness last weekend and didn’t update you. I have a whole bunch of new reviews, listed here alphabetically:

“Ben-Hur” (PG-13) C
“Florence Foster Jenkins” (PG-13) B+ [Oregon ArtsWatch]
“Hell or High Water” (R) B+
“Kubo and the Two Strings” (PG) B
“Morris from America” (R) B
“Nine Lives” (PG) C-
“Our Little Sister” (PG) B
“Pete’s Dragon” (PG) A-
“Sausage Party” (R) B
“War Dogs” (R) C

Over at Mental Floss, I wrote a fun piece about the 1907 version of “Ben-Hur” that changed the movie business forever (really!). I especially enjoy the old-timey court language.

These reviews are mostly funded by readers like YOU, via Patreon. A dollar a month is all it takes to keep ’em coming. To get reviews and recommendations emailed to you each week, sign up for In the Dark. Thanks!

Previous articleWar Dogs
Next articleComplete Unknown