This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Dec. 6-8, 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: Dec. 6-8, 2013

Wide (United States)

Out of the Furnace

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Wide (United Kingdom)

Black Nativity

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Frozen

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Getaway

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Homefront

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Nebraska

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Oldboy

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R… Rajkumar

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Limited (United States)

Inside Llewyn Davis

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The Last Days on Mars

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A Miracle in Spanish Harlem

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Limited (United Kingdom)

Big Bad Wolves

David Graham @ eyeforfilm.co.uk

  • Excerpt: ‘Deserves to be seen and appreciated by as wide a subtitle-friendly audience as possible. Just don’t necessarily expect it to be the emperor’s new clothes that Tarantino et al are so insistent on stitching it up to be.’

2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

12 Years a Slave

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After Tiller

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All Is Lost

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American Hustle

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Apartment 1303

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The Armstrong Lie

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Battle of the Year

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Bettie Page Reveals All

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

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The Book Thief

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The Broken Circle Breakdown

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Captain Phillips

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Carrie

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Closed Circuit

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The Counselor

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The Croods

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Cut to Black

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Delivery Man

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Dirty Wars

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Drinking Buddies

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Escape Plan

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Everyday

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Frances Ha

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Fruitvale Station

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The Great Beauty

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The Great Gatsby

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Her

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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The Invisible Woman

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Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

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Kiss of the Damned

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Leviathan

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Man of Steel

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

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Museum Hours

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Narco Cultura

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Philomena

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Pieta

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A Place at the Table

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The Punk Singer

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S#x Acts

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Saving Mr. Banks

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Short Term 12

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Spinning Plates

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Stories We Tell

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Sunlight Jr.

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Thor: The Dark World

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Tim’s Vermeer

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Wadjda

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White Reindeer

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The Wind Rises

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The World’s End

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Artifact

Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat

Empire State

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

Filth

Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz

  • Excerpt: The scummiest, most depressing Christmas movie you’ll ever see (though Terry Zwigoff’s Bad Santa probably comes close), Jon S. Baird’s Filth, from the acclaimed ‘unfilmable’ novel by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) is bolstered by a tour-de-force, balls-to-the-wall lead performance by James McAvoy but falters in just one regard: it almost sanitizes Welsh’s original vision.

The Giants

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

God Loves Caviar

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

Jappeloup

Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix

Lasting

Sam Turner @ Film Intel

  • Excerpt: Where the first half might be equal measures sweet and then, eventually, somewhat dramatic, there’s never any fruits at the end of that labour. After half an hour of building up a nice Romance, Borcuch abandons it’

Paradise: Hope

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An overweight 13-year-old girl exploration of her sexual yearnings while attending a “diet camp.”

Unforgotten Shadows

Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]

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