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November 18, 2022

WIFF’S WEEKEND WATCH LIST — 11/18

Snow has begun to make itself known, and now is the perfect time to stock up on great film titles for the winter. Check out our recommendations for this week!

IF YOU WANT TO BE UPLIFTED

GABBY GIFFORDS: WON’T BACK DOWN

Vincent Georgie: I was unfamiliar with Gabby’s story and could not have been more moved by her plight. The film provides you with an undeniably meaningful and uplifting story. And a great use of music to boot.

Synopsis: The life and career of former congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who was left partially paralyzed and with a language impairment following a 2021 assassination attempt.

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if you want TO DISCOVER A REAL GEM

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON

Vincent Georgie: Highly recommend. Original, sincere and touching. What a surprise of a film. 

Synopsis: Marcel, a 1-inch-tall shell, lives with his grandmother, Connie, the only residents of their town after their neighbours’ sudden, mysterious disappearance. When discovered by a guest amongst the clutter of his Airbnb, the short film he posts online brings Marcel millions of passionate fans and a new hope of reuniting with his long-lost family.

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if YOU WANT A TENSE CRIME DRAMA

BREAKING

Vincent Georgie: Anchored by an excellent John Boyega, the film will grip you. 

Synopsis: Desperate for money and running out of options, Marine veteran Brian Brown-Easley holds several people hostage inside a bank, setting the stage for a tense confrontation with police.

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DOUBLE FEATURE

STEVEN SPIELBERG

As we await Spielberg’s excellent and touching film THE FABELMANS next weekend in theatres, let’s take note of his incredible talent to make high-quality entertainments that are both popular and excellent. 

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Frank Abagnale, Jr. worked as a doctor, a lawyer, and as a co-pilot for a major airline — all before his 18th birthday. A master of deception, he was also a brilliant forger, whose skill gave him his first real claim to fame: At the age of 17, Frank Abagnale, Jr. became the most successful bank robber in the history of the U.S. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty makes it his prime mission to capture Frank and bring him to justice, but Frank is always one step ahead of him.

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WAR OF THE WORLDS

Dockworker Ray Ferrier struggles to build a positive relationship with his two children, Rachel and Robbie. When his ex-wife, Mary Ann, drops them off at Ferrier’s house, it seems as though it will be just another tension-filled weekend. However, when electromagnetic pulses of lightning strike the area, the strange event turns out to be the beginning of an alien invasion, and Ferrier must now protect his children as they seek refuge.

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