This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Oct. 4-6, 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: Oct. 4, 2013

Multinational Releases

Besharam

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Metallica: Through the Never

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Wide (United States)

Gravity

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Runner Runner

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Wide (United Kingdom)

Sunshine on Leith

Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film

  • Excerpt: It’s not going to win any points for nuance but what it lacks in subtlety it more than makes for with buckets of heart and soul.

Thanks for Sharing

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Limited (United States)

All Is Bright

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Concussion

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Let the Fire Burn

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Linsanity

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Parkland

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Pulling Strings

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Every bit as bad as most Hollywood romantic comedies.

Limited (United Kingdom)

For Those in Peril

Michael Pattison @ Front Row Reviews

2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

+1

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

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Austenland

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Baggage Claim

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The Bling Ring

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Captain Phillips

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CBGB

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

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Computer Chess

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Don Jon

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Drug War

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Enough Said

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The Family

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The Frozen Ground

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I Used to Be Darker

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In a World…

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Inequality for All

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Inside Llewyn Davis

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Insidious: Chapter 2

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Jobs

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Kick-Ass 2

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The Kings of Summer

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Kon-Tiki

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The Men Who Robbed the Bank

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Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

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Mr. Nobody

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One Direction: This is Us

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Prisoners

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R.I.P.D.

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Renoir

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Rush

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Salinger

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The Spectacular Now

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To the Wonder

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A Touch of Sin

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali

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We Are What We Are

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Adam Chaplin

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

All Cheerleaders Die

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: Twists the high-school revenge story into feminist black magic.

Avalon

Michael Pattison @ Eye For Film

Bravehearts

Michael Pattison @ Eye For Film

Burning Bush

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

The Deflowering of Eva Van End

Michael Pattison @ Eye For Film

Dragoon

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Electro Chaabi

MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com

  • Excerpt: An inexcusably blinkered documentary look at a modern youth movement in Cairo that utterly ignores how it cuts girls and women out of its quest for freedom.

Gideon’s Army

Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live

  • Excerpt: “Gideon’s Army” profiles a small selection of these dedicated lawyers. Their personal stories turn out to be every bit as challenging as those of their clients, and their personal investment every bit as crucial.

The Invisible Collection

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: The Brazilian film The Invisible Collection suggests that the one thing that remains after all else has fallen away is memory, and that remembering that which we love has particular power.

Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk MOvie Reviews

Pawnshop

Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

Pine Ridge

Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: The camera utilizes stunning perspectives to showcase it’s characters. If Malick shot a documentary, it would look like this.

Stranger By the Lake

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdyon Films

  • Excerpt: Stranger by the Lake has been making waves internationally for its frank exploration of gay cruising, which includes explicit, mostly unsimulated sex scenes. Of a piece with the New French Extremity movement that began in the early 2000s, Stranger by the Lake indulges the themes of loneliness, fatal attraction, and the linking of sex and death that go back to the beginnings of film, but that were elided until the end of the studio system in Hollywood and the coming of the Sexual Revolution of the 1960s.

Stranger By the Lake

Danny King @ The Film Stage

  • Excerpt: This is clearly an enjoyable thriller scenario, and Guiraudie crafts the film with spotless composure.

A Thousand Times Good Night

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: Norwegian director Erik Poppe has crafted a fine-looking film that is well paced and watchable, and he’s thrown in some arty images of slow-motion near death that add tasteful caché. But this film has a trick or two up its sleeve, and the insidious message for women that it delivers, while seeming to say the opposite, may be overlooked if someone does not speak up. That someone would be me.

The Verdict (Het Vonnis)

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: A Belgian film about a murderer who puts the criminal justice system on trial for letting the killer of his wife get off on a technicality is extremely well constructed and acted, but may be advocating for a cure that is worse that the disease.

Walesa. Man of Hope

Marilyn Ferdinand @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: Poland’s greatest living filmmaker, Andrzej Wajda, moves meticulously through the major events of Solidarity Lech Walesa’s life with a bracing veracity and the perfect pacing of a master craftsman.

What Now? Remind Me

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Wither

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2012 Films

Chained

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Citadel

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Cloud Atlas

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Compliance

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Room 237

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This Is 40

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2011 Films

J. Edgar

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