This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Nov. 22-24, 2013)

Because of embargoes (those happy little restrictions on when critics can post reviews, good or bad), a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: November 22-24, 2013

Multinational Releases

Gori Tere Pyaar Mein

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Wide (United States)

Delivery Man

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Wide (United Kingdom)

Blue Is the Warmest Color

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The Family

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Parkland

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Expanding (United States)

The Christmas Candle

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Dallas Buyers Club

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Limited (United States)

Bettie Page Reveals All

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Frozen

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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

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Narco Cultura

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Philomena

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Limited (United Kingdom)

Computer Chess

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

12 Years a Slave

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2 Guns

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About Time

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Adore

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After Tiller

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All Is Bright

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All Is Lost

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And While We Were Here

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Animals

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The Armstrong Lie

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As I Lay Dying

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August: Osage County

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Battle of the Year

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The Best Man Holiday

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Between Us

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Blackfish

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The Bling Ring

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Blue Jasmine

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The Big Wedding

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The Book Thief

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Byzantium

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Captain Phillips

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Carrie

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Cold Turkey

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The Counselor

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Don Jon

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Ender’s Game

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Enough Said

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Europa Report

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Fill the Void

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First Comes Love

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Frances Ha

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Free Birds

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The Ghastly Love of Johnny X

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Girl Most Likely

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Good Ol’ Freda

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Gravity

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The Great Beauty

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Grown Ups 2

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How I Live Now

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I Give It a Year

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The Iceman

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In a World…

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Insidious: Chapter 2

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The Invisible Woman

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Jayne Mansfield’s Car

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Last Vegas

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Man of Steel

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The Motel Life

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Nebraska

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Our Nixon

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Pacific Rim

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Paradise

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Paranoia

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The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

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The Punk Singer

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Redemption

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Saving Mr. Banks

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Short Term 12

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Star Trek: Into Darkness

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Stories We Tell

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Thor: The Dark World

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To the Wonder

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Touchy Feely

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Violet & Daisy

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We’re the Millers

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The Wind Rises

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World War Z

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The World’s End

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Aftermath

Ron Wilkinson @ ItsJustMovies.com

  • Excerpt: One of the new wave of holocaust expose’s that probes beneath the surface to expose little known factors and factotums.

All Roads Lead

Andrew Wyatt @ Look/Listen (St. Louis Magazine)

  • Excerpt: Director Bolte and his fellow filmmakers have crafted a poignant and engaging work that defies categorization, prompting the viewer to re-evaluate their assumptions about fact and fiction in the medium of cinema.

Ambushed

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: At 97 minutes, Ambushed runs a good quarter-hour longer than it should. Then again, who says a short feature length was in order, when this has the feel of a hopeless television pilot that no channel more sophisticated than Spike would ever consider commissioning?

Blind Spot

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Luxembourg’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards

Eat Sleep Die

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Sweden’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film for the 86th Academy Awards

Filth

Blake Howard @ Graffiti With Punctuation

  • Excerpt: Auto-erotic-asphyxiation, waves of whisky, mounds of cocaine; Filth does what it says on the tin.

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Foosball

[New Today] Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]

  • Excerpt: Metegol combina la idea de los jugadores de juguete que se convierten en seres reales con la nostalgia de tiempos que ya no volverán

Forbidden Voices

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: Michelle Obama opens this film saying “These women received deaththreats. They have been beaten, kidnapped, imprisoned, and time and again these women have discovered a very simple truth. That courage can actually be contagious.”

The Geographer Drank His Globe Away

Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood
J Hurtado @ Twitchfilm

  • Excerpt: Ram-Leela offers an opportunity to deliver a well-worn tale with a fresh polish that offers both lush visuals and orchestration and familiar, but relatable, melodrama. Sadly, it does not.

Home for Christmas

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: If you have cable, you can turn on your television on any given Saturday afternoon from Thanksgiving to Christmas and find a movie similar to and just as good as “Coming Home for Christmas.” That is to say this is a harmless and familiar production, rendered routine by decades of comparable unimaginative holiday fare.

Humano

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Watching someone achieve their epiphany here is much less interesting than it sounds.

The Legend of Sarila

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: ‘The Legend of Sarila’ is Canada’s first feature-length 3D stereoscopic animated film

Living Images

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: This ambitious Estonian film, a throwback to the movies in the vein of ‘The Artist’ and ‘Blancanieves’, gives new meaning to the term ‘national cinema’.

No Land No Food No Life

Matthew Blevins @ Nextprojection.com

  • Excerpt: It’s unfortunate that the only likely viewers of a documentary such as this one are already attuned to the problems of the world, but one can always hope that a larger audience will see the film and learn to see the inalienable humanity of those subjugated by new forms of legal slavery they didn’t know existed.

Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: This is the story of a 440 mile eco-trek through the Ladakh region bordering the Himalayas. Vistas of land without telephone wires, clear sounds of nature with its rushing brooks, birds and windsongs, ancient spiritual chants, inspirational words and the warm narration of Daryl Hannah blend into a cinematic spiritual journey that just makes you feel good.

Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir

Dustin Freeley @ MoviesAboutGladiators.com

Superclasico

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Delightful Buenos Aries-set Danish comedy should please fans of Woody Allen’s ‘Vicky Cristina Barcelona’

A Trip

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Slovenia’s offering at the European Union Film Festival in Ottawa

Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars

Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies

  • Excerpt: This is an opinion article on Robert Greenwald’s investigative documentary, “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars,” which has been released for free viewing.

Vic + Flo Saw a Bear

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Vic + Flo is beautifully poetic in its own sinister and messed up kind of way.

2012 Films

Emergo

[New Today] Amir Siregar @ Flick Magazine [Indonesian]

The Hunt

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Searching for Sugar Man

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Shadow Dancer

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