AJFF Recommends: What to Watch in May

05/1/2018

The latest film from an AJFF Icon, an audience favorite from the 2018 AJFF, and more populate this month's picks.

In Theatres

Disobedience
Already receiving favorable reviews, this drama, based on the novel of the same name, stars Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams. Weisz portrays a photographer who returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier only to reignite a relationship with the woman she left behind (McAdams).

Ghost Stories
Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, friends who bonded at Jewish summer camp at age of 15 over their love of horror films, have adapted their critically acclaimed stage play of the same name. Variety calls the film, starring Martin Freeman, a "cleverly atmospheric creeper". In the film, Professor Phillip Goodman (Freeman) psychologist and skeptic, has his rationality tested to the hilt when he stumbles across a long-lost file containing details of three terrifying hauntings. Shaken by what he reads, Goodman embarks on a mission to find rational explanations for these ghostly stories. 

Solo: A Star Wars Story
Written by AJFF Icon Award recipient Lawrence Kasdan and his son, Jonathan, the exploits and adventures of a young Han Solo are brought to light. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich, discovered by Steven Spielberg at a bat mitzvah

Netflix

Bombshell:The Hedy Lamarr Story
A standout feature from the 2018 AJFF, this revealing documentary concentrates on the legacy of Hedy Lamarr, primarily known in the 1930s and ‘40s for her glamour and sex appeal, and narrates her trailblazing story to reveal her thwarted ambitions as a brilliant inventor who impacted today’s wireless technology. The flm will also be airing on PBS on May 18

DVD & Blu-Ray

In the Fade
Diane Kruger received some of the best reviews of her career to date as a woman seeking justice following the neo-Nazi murder of her husband and son. The film also won the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.