Movies to Watch This Spring

Noted film critic Bill Newcott, created of AARP's "Movies for Grownups," offers his picks.

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Foxtrot

Foxtrot (March 2)

In the first seconds of Israeli writer/director Samuel Maoz’s family drama, the parents of a soldier are given the worst possible news — but it’s nothing compared to the dizzying reversals, unexpected revelations, and shocking ironies that follow.

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Final Portrait

Final Portrait (March 23)

Geoffrey Rush is gloriously grumpy in this true story of the artist Alberto Giacometti, who invites American art critic James Lord (Armie Hammer) to sit in his Paris studio for a portrait. As days stretch to weeks, Lord wonders if the artist is capable of fully committing himself to anything — including his marriage to his frustrated wife (Sylvie Testud).

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The House of Tomorrow

The House of Tomorrow (April 20)

Ellen Burstyn radiates ageless warmth as a grandmother who’s lived her life — and raised her grandson (Asa Butterfield) — immersed in the precepts of architect/philosopher Buckminster Fuller. But theory meets reality when the boy makes friends with a teen punk rocker (Alex Wolff) who wants to start a band.

 

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This article is featured in the March/April 2018 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Subscribe to the magazine for more art, inspiring stories, fiction, humor, and features from our archives.

 

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