Films Coming To The Screen in Los Angeles This Week: Gretel & Hansel, The Rhythm Section, and more

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January 31, 2020

The Assistant

Runtime: 1 hr 25 min
Genre:  Drama
Rating: R
Limited Release

Recently graduating from college and excited to embark on her new career working in entertainment for one of the most powerful   moguls, Jane (Julia Garner) becomes disillusioned by the abuse taking place and decided to be the voice that speaks on behalf of all.

Written and directed by Kitty Green. With Matthew MacFadyen (Pride & Prejudice, Death at a Funeral, Kristine Froseth

(The Society, Looking for Alaska) Makenzie Leigh (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk) as Ruby, Noah Robbins, Dagmara Dominczyk

(The Count of Monte Carlo, Big Stone Gap) as Donna, Purva Bedi. Produced by James Schamus, Scott Macaulay, Jennifer Dana. Music by Tamar-kali. Cinematography by Michael Latham. Production Company Symbolic Exchange 3311 Productions. Distributed by Bleecker Street.



Runtime:  2 hr 3 min
Genre:    Thriller
Rating:   Not rated
Language: Hebrew
Country:  Israel
Limited Release

On November 4, 1995, Yigal Amir (Yehuda Nahari Halevi), an Israeli law student, violently opposed to the Oslo Accords, who along with his brother Hagai Amir (Yoav Levi), his accomplice, assassinated Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin. Incitement looks at Amir's life beginning a year before his decision to take Rabin's life, in his effort to stop his signing of the Accord. Directed by Yaron Zilberman (A Late Quartet). Written by Ron Leshem,

(Euphoria, Beaufort) Yaron Zilberman, Yair Hizmi. With Amitai Yaish as Shlomo Amir, Anat Ravnitzki as Geula Amir, Daniella Kertesz as Nava, Sivan Mast as Margalit Har-Shefi. Production companies: Metro Communications, Opening Night Productions, Mountaintop Productions, WestEnd Films. Music by Raz Mesinai. Cinematography by Amit Yasur. Editing by Shira Arad, Yonatan Winstein, Distributed by Greenwich Entertainment.

Gretel & Hansel

Runtime: 1 hr 27 min
Genre:   Thriller
Rating:  PG-13


The Brothers Grim's German tale of Hansel and Gretel gets an modern twist in director Oz Perkins' (Psycho II, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House) new film Gretel & Hansel. Flipping the script, it's teenager Gretel (Sophia Lillis, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase) desperate to survive, who takes her much younger brother Hansel (Sam Leakey, film debut) into the woods in hopes of finding ways to sustain  them, only to walk into grip of an evil spirit. Screenplay by Oz Perkins, Rob Hayes. With

Charles Babalola (The Legend of Tarzan, Mary Magdalene) as The Hunter, Jessica De Gouw (The Crown) as Young Holda/The Witch, Alice Krige (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek: The Experience) as Holda/The Witch. Music by Rob. Cinematography by Galo Olivares. Edited by Josh Ethier, Julia Wong. Production Companies: Orion Pictures, Automatik Entertainment, Bron Creative. Distributed by United Artists Releasing.


The Rhythm Section

Runtime: 1 hr 49min
Genre:   Thriller
Rating:  R
County: United Kingdom, United States

Stephanie Patrick (Blake Lively, Gossip Girls, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) seeks revenge for the murder of her family in a plane crash. Directed by Reed Morano, Written by Mark Burnell, Based on The Rhythm Section by Mark Burnell. With Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Captain Marvel) as Iain Boyd, Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, Black Panther) as Marc Serra, Max Casella (The Sopranos, Analyze This) as Leom Giler, Daniel Mays (1917, Pearl Harbor) as Dean West, Geoff Bell (Green Street) as Green, Richard Brake (Cold Mountain, Game of Thrones) as Lehmans, Raza Jaffrey (Code Black, cliffs of Freedom) as Keith Proctor, Tawfeek Barhom (Mary Magdalene) as Reza, David Duggan (The Belly of the Whale, Dead Still) as David Patrick. Produced by Barbara Brocoli, Michael G. Wilson. Music by Steve Mazzaro. Cinematography Sean Bobbitt. Edited by Joan Sobel. Production Companies Global Road Entertainment, Eon Productions, Danjaq LLC, Ingenious. Distributed by Paramount Pictures.


The Traitor

Runtime: 2 hr 35 min
Genre: Drama/Crime
Rating: R
Language: Italian
Country: Italy, France, Brazil, Germany
Limited Release

In the world of crime, being labeled a snitch puts a mark on your back and who would know better than Tommaso Buscetta (Pierfrancesco Favino in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince of Caspian, World War Z). The Traitor tells the story of Buscetta life in the Mafia and his eventual cooperation with federal authorities, providing them with valuable information about Cosa Nostra and the Sicilian Mafia Commission that only someone on the inside could know. Directed by Marco Bellocchio. Screenplay by Marco Bellocchio, Valia Santella, Ludovica Rampoldi, Francesco Piccolo, Francesco La Licata. Story by Marco Bellocchio. With Luigi Lo Cascio as Savatore "Totuccio' Contorno, Fausto Russo  as Judge Giovanni Falcone, Maria Fernanda Candido as Maria Cristine de Almeida Guimaraes, Fabrizio Ferracane as Pillo Calo, Nicola Cali as Toto Riina, Giovanni Calcagno as Gaetano Badalamenti. Produced by Beppe Cashetto. Music by Nicola Piovani. Cinematography by Vladan Radovic. Edited by Francesca Calvelli. Production Companies: IBC Movie, Kavac Film Rai Cinema, Gullane, Ad Vitam Production, Match Factory Productions. Distributed by O1 Distribution.