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This week's new movies includes Johnny Depp film 'Minimata'


Johnny Depp and Minami star in ‘Minamata.’ American International Pictures

Johnny Depp and Minami star in ‘Minamata.’ American International Pictures


Originally Published: February 2, 2021 8:38 a.m.

Minamata

American International Pictures

Director: Andrew Levitas

Writers: David Kessler, Andrew Levitas

Producers: Johnny Depp, Bill Johnson, Gabrielle Tana, et. al.

Cast: Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Lily Robinson, Katherine Jenkins, Akiko Iwase, Minami, Ryô Kase, et. al.

Minamata is based on the book of the same name by Aileen Mioko Smith and Eugene Smith. The film stars Johnny Depp as Smith, an American photographer who documented the effects of mercury poisoning on the citizens of Minamata, Kumamoto, Japan.

Rated R for language throughout.

Little Fish

IFC Films

Director: Chad Hartigan

Writers: Aja Gabel, Mattson Tomlin

Producers: Lia Buman, Rian Cahill, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, et al.

Cast: Olivia Cooke, Jack O’Connell, Soko, Heather Decksheimer, Natalie Farrow, Morgana Wyllie, Monique Phillips, Mackenzie Cardwell, et. al.

A couple fights to hold its relationship together as a memory loss virus spreads and threatens to erase the history of their love and courtship.

Little Fish was scheduled to have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17, 2020, but the festival was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two of Us

Magnolia Pictures

Director: Filippo Meneghetti

Writers: Malysone Bovorasmy, Filippo Meneghetti

Producers: Laurent Baujard, Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin, et al.

Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker, Eugénie Anselin, Hervé Sogne, et. al.

Nina and Madeleine, two retired women, are secretly deeply in love for decades.

From everybody’s point of view, including Madeleine’s family, they are simply neighbors living on the top floor of their building.

Cinderella

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Director: Kay Cannon

Writer: Kay Cannon

Producers: Shannon McIntosh, James Corden, Jonathan Kadin, Leo Pearlman, Louise Rosner, et al.

Cast: Camila Cabello, Billy Porter, Nicholas Galitzine, et. al.

A modern musical version of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella” as a poor, ambitious orphan gets her wish granted to meet a prince.