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CinemAddicts Reviews: ‘One Life,’ ‘Knox Goes Away,’ ‘Remembering Gene Wilder,’ ‘Hundreds of Beavers’

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For episode 233 of CinemAddicts, we cover new films that are coming out Friday March 15. Movies reviewed include One Life, Knox Goes Away, Remember Gene Wilder, Hundreds of Beavers, and French Girl. There are a couple of gems in the bunch, so check out our podcast reviews below!

Hundreds of Beavers is a combination of live action and animation. An homage to the silent film era, it is also shot in black and white. The story centers on an applejack salesman named Jean Kayak (Ryland Brickson Cole Tews) who becomes a fur trapper for vaired reasons. Tews co-wrote the picture with first time feature director Mike Cheslik. This is an absolutely fantastic, audacious, and hilarious feature that is not to be missed. Feature co-stars Olivia Graves and Wes Tank.

Ryland Brickson Cole Tews in “Hundreds of Beavers.”

Hundreds of Beavers plays in Los Angeles starting March 15 and will be available online “some time in April.” Our review starts at 4:59.

Directed by James Hawes, One Life centers on the true story of Nicholas Winton (Johnny Flynn), a London broker who helped rescue hundreds of predominantly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia. The mission occured before World War II and the Nazi occupation of the country. Anthony Hopkins plays the elder Winton as he reflects back on his life, and Lena Olin co-stars as his wife. The ensemble includes Romola Garai (as humanitarian Doreen Warriner) and Helena Bonham Carter (as Winton’s mother).

Johnny Flynn in “One Life.” (Bleecker Street)

Both Eric Holmes and I recommend the film in varying degrees (we have different opinions on Anthony Hopkins’ scenes in the feature). Our One Life review starts at 16:47:

Romola Garai plays Doreen Warriner in One Life, and she talked about why she wanted to take part in the feature:

One Life hits theaters March 15.

Michael Keaton directs and stars in Knox Goes Away, the story of John Knox (Keaton), a hit man who reconnects with his estranged son (James Marsden). Along with attempting to cover up his son’s criminal actions, Knox is also dealing with dementia and is trying to get his affairs in order while he is somewhat lucid. Feature co-stars Ray McKinnon as Knox’s gregarious partner-in-crime, Marcia Gay Harden as his ex wife, Al Pacino as his boss, and Joanna Kulig as a prostitute who has a close connection with Knox.

Michael Keaton in “Knox Goes Away” (Marshall Adams, Saban Films)

Bruce Purkey and I have different reactions of Knox Goes Away. Listen to our discussion starting at 25:07.

Running at 114 minutes, Knox Goes Away hits theaters March 15.

Directed by Ron Frank, Remembering Gene Wilder is a must see documentary for fans of the late actor/director’s work. Most of his films are covered and there is a ton of insight into his personal life as well. Mel Brooks, Alan Alda, Harry Connick Jr., Rain Pryor, Carol Kane and Wilder’s widow Karen Wilder are among the interviewees.

Gene Wilder and Karen Wilder – ‘Remembering Gene Wilder’ (Kino Lorber)

All three of us recommend the documentary which hits New York March 15 and Los Angeles March 22. A national expansion is scheduled in the coming weeks. Go to Kino Lorber for more information on Remembering Gene Wilder. Our review starts at 34:07:

The romantic comedy French Girl centers on a hopeless romantic named Gordon (Zach Braff) whose proposal plans for his girlfriend Sophie (Evelyn Brochu) don’t go as planned. Sophie accepts a job offer at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac thanks to her ex-girlfriend, a celebrity chef (Vanessa Hudgens). Gordon temporarily leaves Brooklyn to impress his girlfriend’s French family in Quebec and also tries to figure out if there is still any kind of spark between Sophie and her ex. The ensemble includes Antoine Olivier Pilon, Luc Picard, and William Fichtner.

Vanessa Hudgens and Zach Braff in “French Girl” (Paramount Global Content Distribution Group)

For more info on French Girl, check out Eric’s interview with co-director Nicolas Wright:

The movie, running at 110 minutes, hits theaters March 15 and will be available on Digital March 19. Eric Holmes reviews French Girl starting at the 43:33 mark.

Emma Stone in POOR THINGS. Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos, Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2024 Searchlight Pictures All Rights Reserved.

Other movies reviewed include Poor Things (49:31) and Spaceman (62:55). Thanks again for listening to CinemAddicts and let us know the movies you would recommend!!

SPACEMAN. (L to R) Adam Sandler as Jakub and Hanus (voice by Paul Dano) in Spaceman. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023.

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Greg Srisavasdi
Greg Srisavasdihttps://findyourfilms.com/
I've been a movie reviewer/interviewer since 1991 (as a UCLA Daily Bruin scribe), worked at Westwood One. I am the editor/owner of the sites Deepest Dream and Find Your Film. " I can be reached at info@findyourfilms.com for inquiries or whatever the case may be!
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