What’s happening on Seattle’s movie scene this week.
Here are snapshots of what our reviewers thought of the movies opening this week in the Seattle area. (Star ratings are granted on a scale of zero to four.)
★★★½ “Everybody Knows” (R; 132 minutes): Asghar Farhadi’s engrossing drama/thriller, electric from its opening minutes, features a sad, wistful chemistry between two people (beautifully played by Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz) who once knew home in each other. Full review. In Spanish, with English subtitles. Multiple theaters. — Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times arts critic
★★★ “Apollo 11” (G; 93 minutes): History comes to life through sharp and striking images in Todd Douglas Miller’s documentary about humankind’s first landing on the moon in 1969. Assembled from NASA archival footage, it’s a step-by-step, at times minute-by-minute, recounting of the mission. Even 50 years later, this is history that never gets old. Full review. Multiple theaters. — Soren Andersen, Special to The Seattle Times
★★ “Greta” (R; 98 minutes): Neil Jordan’s quick, tidy horror film is disappointingly mundane, but Isabelle Huppert, who’s always been brilliant at playing women with ice in their veins, tackles the title role with an eerie, terrifying stillness. Full review. Multiple theaters. — Moira Macdonald
“The Gospel of Eureka” (not rated, for mature audiences; 75 minutes): This cheery documentary, about the uneasy alignment of LGBT life and avid Christianity in the town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, favors the superficial over the substantive. The New York Times does not provide star ratings with reviews. Full review. Northwest Film Forum. — Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times
“A Madea Family Funeral” (PG-13; 102 minutes): The 11th and final installment of Tyler Perry’s Madea film series finds the title character in backwoods Georgia planning an unexpected funeral. The comedy did not screen in advance for review. Multiple theaters.
“Jupiter’s Moon” (PG-13; 129 minutes; subtitled): Kornél Mundruczó’s Hungarian sci-fi drama follows a Syrian refugee who, after being shot while illegally crossing a border, obtains the power to levitate. Grand Illusion.
“Sharkwater Extinction” (not rated, for mature audiences; 88 minutes): Filmmaker Rob Stewart travels across oceans to expose the illegal fishing industry that threatens the survival of the world’s sharks. The Canadian documentary is the sequel to Stewart’s 2006 film “Sharkwater.” Pacific Place.