This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 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: Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2013

Multinational Releases

Bullett Raja

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Wide (United States)

Black Nativity

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Frozen

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Homefront

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Wide (United Kingdom)

The Best Man Holiday

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Carrie

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Saving Mr. Banks

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Expanding (United States)

The Book Thief

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Philomena

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Limited (United States)

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

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Oldboy

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Limited (United Kingdom)

Dirty Wars

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Leviathan

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2013 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

12 Years a Slave

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The ABCs of Death

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All Is Bright

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All Is Lost

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As I Lay Dying

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At Berkeley

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A Band Called Death

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Bastards

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Blue Caprice

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

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Blue Jasmine

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The Broken Circle Breakdown

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Caucus

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The Christmas Candle

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The Counselor

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The Croods

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Dallas Buyers Club

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Delivery Man

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Despicable Me 2

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Don Jon

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Drug War

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Ender’s Game

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Evil Dead

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Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie

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The Family

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Faust

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The Fifth Estate

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Frances Ha

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Getaway

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Gravity

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The Great Beauty

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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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In a World…

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Inside Llewyn Davis

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Kill Your Darlings

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Last Vegas

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Musicwood

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Narco Cultura

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Nebraska

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Our Nixon

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The Past

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The Patience Stone

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Planes

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RED 2

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Short Term 12

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Thor: The Dark World

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A Touch of Sin

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The Trials of Muhammad Ali

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The Wall

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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

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When I Walk

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The World’s End

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2013 Films Not Yet In Theaters

Concrete Night

Sam Turner @ Film Intel

  • Excerpt: Ilkka’s characterisation in particular follows a trend established in this sort of offering where potential areas of interest within the plot are ignored or sidelined.’

Expedition to the End of the World

Sam Turner @ Film Intel

  • Excerpt: be prepared for a heady mix of borderline boring, categorically pretentious conversations on our place in the universe and the state of the human race, spattered in between the predictably lovely photography’

The Factory

Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz

  • Excerpt: Despite the “true story” lies, most of The Factory is well-produced and reasonably engaging, in a formulaic kind of way. Until the utterly ridiculous ending, which I laughed right off the screen. Without spoiling anything, let me just say this: it sucks.

Fading Gigolo

Michael Pattison @ Grolsch Film Works

Future My Love

Michael Pattison @ Grolsch Film Works

I’m an Old Communist Hag

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

  • Excerpt: Romanian comedy boasts a great performance from ‘Child’s Pose’ star Luminita Gheorghiu

The Immigrant

Michael Pattison @ Grolsch Film Works

K2: Siren of the Himalayas

Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Last Call

Matthew Blevins @ Nextprojection.com

  • Excerpt: Last Call offers a gentle whisper of social protest, somewhat defanged by its lack of focus as it switches roles of biographical documentation of the people who wrote The Limits of Growth, to recounting the controversy it stirred as it altered global vernacular and forced us to react to the possibility of the catastrophic exponential growth of the human population, and the dangers that currently face humanity caused by overpopulation and our refusal to make simple concessions to improve our chances against these potential dangers.

Nicky’s Family

Jamie S. Rich @ Oregon Live

  • Excerpt: The documentary gets heavy handed with the contemporary material, but the actual story is one that deserves to be told.

Only Lovers Left Alive

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Shifting the Blame

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

Singh Saab the Great

Kathy Gibson @ Access Bollywood

Stray Dogs

Michael Pattison @ Grolsch Film Works

Venus in Fur

Tiago Ramos @ Split Screen [Portuguese]

Weddings and Other Disasters

Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer

2012 Films

Argo

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The Hunt

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Radio Unnameable

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