This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Oct. 11-13, 2013)

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: October 11-13, 2013

Multinational Releases

Machete Kills

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Romeo & Juliet

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Wide (United States)

Captain Phillips

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Wide (United Kingdom)

The Fifth Estate

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Le Week-End

Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film

  • Excerpt: This insightful comedy drama is at its strongest when it focuses solely on the main duo and thankfully Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan’s brilliant performances are there to carry the film squarely on their shoulders and, most importantly, make you believe in their well-worn love-hate relationship. In that respect the film succeeds at what it sets out to do.

Limited (United States)

Escape from Tomorrow

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God Loves Uganda

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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

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Zero Charisma

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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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A.C.O.D.

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All Is Lost

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Arthur Newman

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Bad Milo!

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Bastards

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Blue Caprice

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Blue Jasmine

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Byzantium

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The Conjuring

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Curse of Chucky

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Dario Argento’s Dracula

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Diana

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The Dirties

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Don Jon

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Drug War

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Enough Said

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Fire in the Blood

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Fright Night 2: New Blood

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Gravity

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Haunter

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I Spit on Your Grave 2

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Inside Llewyn Davis

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The Invisible Woman

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John Dies at the End

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Kiss of the Damned

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Man of Tai Chi

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Monster High: 13 Wishes

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Mud

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Muscle Shoals

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Pain & Gain

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Paranoia

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Parkland

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Penthouse North

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Prisoners

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Runner Runner

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Rush

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Short Term 12

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Stories We Tell

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The Summit

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A Touch of Sin

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Unfinished Song (a.k.a. A Song for Marion)

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We Are What We Are

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Barbaric Genius

Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog

  • Excerpt: An axe to grind.

Cold War

Nick Hartel @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: Cold War falls victim to style over substance, trying to do far too much in a film that barely breaks 90-minutes.

Crook

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Review of the Ottawa-shot crime film ‘Crook’ starring Adam Beach and Leah Gibson, which opened the Ottawa International Film Festival

The Facility

Mark Harris @ About.com

A Fierce Green Fire

Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live

  • Excerpt: The documentary “A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet” is an impassioned yet levelheaded history of the environmental movement.

Gloria

Jose Solis @ StageBuddy

The Immigrant

Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder

  • Excerpt: On its face, THE IMMIGRANT appears to be Gray’s most blatant quote of THE GODFATHER (PART II, specifically) yet. But it’s how Gray subverts our expectations connected to that film that ultimately marks THE IMMIGRANT as his strongest film yet.

The Immigrant

Jose Solis @ StageBuddy

Jimmy P

Jesse Cataldo @ Slant Magazine

The Last of the Unjust

Michael Pattison @ Grolsch Film Works

The Missing Picture

Jose Solis @ StageBuddy

Much Ado About Knotting

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Review from the Ottawa International Film Festival

A Night in the Woods

Mark Harris @ About.com

Omar

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Papusza

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: Papusza was born in 1908 and died in 1987, thus making her a witness to both world wars, the occupation of Poland by the Soviets, and the forced settlement of the nomadic Romy in permanent homes. That she learned to read and write is remarkable in itself. That her poetry found a wide audience and acclaim in Poland and other countries is a near miracle. Yet, the hardships she suffered as a Romy woman dogged her to the end of her life.

Sign Painters

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

  • Excerpt: Directors Levine and Macon keep the film lively and engaging by focusing on colorful anecdotes and painters’ common passion for their art form.

Story of My Death

Michael Pattison @ Grolsch Film Works

Watermark

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Does for water what Gravity does for air.

What Now? Remind Me

Jose Solis @ StageBuddy

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