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New in Cairo Cinemas: What to Expect From This Week’s Top Film Releases

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New in Cairo Cinemas: What to Expect From This Week’s Top Film Releases
written by
Nader Issa

This week in cinemas, two Golden Globe and Oscar nominated films hit Egyptian movie theaters, just in time for awards season: All the Money in the World, and Phantom Thread. If ‘Art House’ films aren’t your thing, this week also brings the release of action-thriller, Proud Mary


All the Money in the World

What’s it About:  This true-to-life drama tells the story of the kidnapping of a 16-year-old boy, as his mother’s struggle to pay the kidnapper’s ransom, and tries to convince billionaire J. Paul Getty (the boy’s grandfather, played by Christopher Plummer) to pay the ransom.  

The Good: Christopher Plummer is nominated for an Oscar for his role in the film. Hence, we expect some high caliber elements within the film. 

The Bad: There has never been a film that was re-shot and re-edited only a month prior to its release, which could be a reason for disastrous story structure.


Phantom Thread

What’s It About: Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest collaboration with Daniel Day Lewis centers around a renowned dressmaker, whose affection is captured by a young and strong willed woman,  who struggles with his controlling nature.

The Good: This is master class actor – Daniel Day Lewis’s –  final film, before he retires from acting, and also his last film with director Paul Thomas Anderson. ‘There Will Be Blood’ led to him to earning an Oscar for Best Actor, so this might just be the last chance to see the acting legend captivate us through his performances.

The Bad: Paul Thomas Anderson’s films are known to be extremely slow paced and very heavy on real world themes. This makes his films too dense, for those who go to the movies in order to escape reality.  


Proud Mary

What’s It About: Taraji P. Henson’s first action film is about an undercover assassin – working for a crime syndicate – whose life turns upside when she crosses path with a young boy.

The Good: While Taraj. P Henson is capable of delivering a good performance,  she isn’t exactly the actress that comes in mind when we think of a “female assassin goes rogue” movie. In any case, this may be a pleasant surprise. 

The Bad: Pretty much all the marketing for this film has set it up as a generic and incredibly cliché, action film.

To find out where and when you can catch these films, check out the Cairo 360 Cinema Guide