'The Fifth Estate,' '12 Years A Slave' and 'Carrie' Lead This Week's Film Roundup

'The Fifth Estate,' '12 Years A Slave' and 'Carrie' Lead This Week's Film Roundup
This week, Hollywood A-listers like Tom Hanks and Robert De Niro have made their way to Japan for the 26th annual Tokyo Film Festival, which features hundred of films from all over the world. Even if you can't make it there, there are plenty of great films to see at your neighbourhood theatre this week, as evidenced by the latest edition of our weekly Film Roundup. Check it out below, then head over to our Recently Reviewed section for more film reviews.

Though Julian Assange has been hold up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for over a year, the WikiLeaks founder remains within the public eye thanks to director Bill Condon's latest film, The Fifth Estate. Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the white-haired activist, but is the film's subject matter already slightly dated? Read our review to find out.

Camera d'Or winning filmmaker Steve McQueen continues to build a mixed reputation as both an artistic and political auteur with his third feature-length film 12 Years A Slave, while Chinese director Jia Zhangke's crime film A Touch of Sin offers plenty of violent beauty amidst its complex web of characters and plot threads.

Finally, Stephen King's classic horror novel Carrie has been remade once again. Kimberly Peirce directs this version, though the disjointed focus of the film suggests that Carrie did not necessarily need a third adaptation.

There are plenty more reviews where these ones came from. Head over to our Recently Reviewed section for the latest in the world of film.