Weekend Movies: Bad Moms, Jason Bourne, Cafe Society and more

Bad Moms may not surprise you, but it will make you laugh - quite a lot. Mila Kunis stars as.


Bad Moms may not surprise you, but it will make you laugh – quite a lot. Mila Kunis stars as Amy, an overworked Chicago mother of two who decides to start indulging her impulses with her new BFFs (Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell) after kicking out her cheating husband. As in that Ghostbusters remake, the actors bring it to life in weird and unexpected ways. (See full review).

Opens Friday. See listings.

Rating: NNN

Jason Bourne is the latest in the series about the mysterious amnesiac super-spy played by Matt Damon. Timelines can get confusing in this particular franchise, but never mind all you need to know is that its now 2016, everybody has smartphones, and the CIA is just as rotten as ever, because thats the moral arena in which Paul Greengrasss Bourne movies operate. He and Damon both sat out 2011s The Bourne Legacy, which featured Jeremy Renner in a parallel storyline about the CIA cleaning house after Bourne exposed its evil Treadstone program. It is perhaps telling that theres no trace of that film in Jason Bourne. (See full review).

Opens Friday. See listings.

Rating: NN

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe is an unbalanced documentary about the possible link between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and autism in children. Director Wakefield and co-writer/producer Del Bigtree are two of the film’s main interview subjects. They claim that the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) concealed and destroyed data from a 2004 study linking the vaccine with autism, suggesting pressure from Big Pharma as the cause. (See full review).

Opens Friday. See listings.

Rating: NN

Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You uses TV clips and interviews with the likes of George Clooney and Rob Reiner to track the life of Lear, the 20th century’s most influential American TV producer. (See full review).

Opens Friday. See listings.

Rating: NNN

Cafe Society is your annual reminder that Woody Allen barely directs his actors, doesn’t care about pacing or structure and long ago stopped trying to represent human behaviour in any realistic manner. He remains firmly, frustratingly fixated on the same handful of topics: guilt, shame, class, jazz and older men sleeping with younger women. (See full review).

Opens Friday. See listings.

Rating: N

Mustang is the Oscar-nominated film about five teenaged girls living in a seaside Turkish village who have a little too much fun celebrating the end of the school year. Their punishment? The family patriarch the uncle whos raised them since their parents death puts them under house arrest and starts marrying them off. (See full review).

Rating: NNNN

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