Published Apr 04, 2014On the topic of film, world-renowned French film critic André Bazin once said, "The cinema substitutes for our gaze a world more in harmony with our desires." If that's the case, this week's new releases suggest that the movie-going public really longs for patriotic beefcakes, vampires becoming our best friends and sci-fi adventures that recreate being high on LSD.
Nevertheless, Exclaim! has once again checked out a few of the features filtering into theatres this week. Read about them below, but don't forget to visit our Recently Reviewed section for reviews of even more new films.
First up, Americanized macho man Chris Evans reprises his role as the scrawny-to-brawny Steve Rogers in Marvel Studios' Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But how does the film stack up next to its 2011 predecessor? Read on to find out.
Next, critically acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris turns his gaze towards former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and the Bush administration in The Unknown Known, while similarly psychotic mastermind Alejandro Jodorowsky talks about the greatest film that never was in Jodorowsky's Dune.
Finally, first-time feature-length filmmakers Clif Prowse and Derek Lee co-direct and star in the found footage, bloodsucking horror film Afflicted. But is this creative take on the overdone vampire genre more suck than blood? You'll have to click through to know.
Visit our Recently Reviewed section for reviews of other new releases.