Weekend Box Office: Friday, April 26, 2019

Just a handful of films this week, but one’s a Marvel release, so it’s bound to be a big weekend.

The White Crow is an adaptation of Julie Kavanagh’s Rudolf Nureyev: The Life. Written by David Hare and directed by Ralph Fiennes, the film stars Oleg Ivenko as Rudolf Nureyev, a Soviet ballet and contemporary dancer and choreographer. Nicknamed the Lord of Dance, Nureyev is largely considered one of the greatest dancers of all time (and certainly of his generation). Despite efforts from the KGB to stop him, Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union in 1961; he is the first artist to defect during the Cold War. The film follows the years prior to, and after, his defection.

Body at Brighton Rock is a survival thriller.

Avengers: Endgame is the latest Marvel release, and a sequel to last year’s Infinity War. The Avengers “must take a final stand” following the elimination of half of all life on earth. I’d like to quibble: every film is a final stand, and every year there’s a sequel.

Demon Eye is a horror film.

I Trapped The Devil is a Christmas-based horror film.

Marilyn is “an uncompromising tale of desire and discrimination.” Based on a true story, the drama follows Marcos, who works with his family on a ranch. Taunted by neighbors as “Mairlyn,” forced to take on more labor and a heteronormative lifestyle, Marcos is under a lot of pressure. And then he’s raped at Carnival, for being queer–I think. I honestly can’t find a lot of info about this film at presstime beyond the trailer’s description.

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