Published Nov 30, 2012The holidays are getting closer, and we're always giving the gift of reviews for many of the latest and most talked about new films. Remember to check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to read our reviews of films coming out in theatres near you. Here are this week's highlights.
Kicking things off is the latest crime thriller, Killing Them Softly (pictured), directed by Andrew Dominik. The film stars Brad Pitt as a hired hand who is called in to find out who robbed a high-stakes poker game run by a mob boss, played by Ray Liotta.
Also, the adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley, is now in theatres. Directed by Joe Wright, this story of passion and infidelity has earned the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
The Suicide Shop, based on the novel by Jean Teulé, has hit theatres. This dark adult cartoon follows the story of a store that sells products and objects to assist people in suicide. Next, the historical drama Back to 1942 tells the remarkable story of drought that devastated China during the later part of the Second World War. Focusing on a particularly small village, this film explores how a desperate situation can force people to commit increasingly brutal actions.
Christopher Walken stars in The Late Quartet. This drama follows a small group of professional musicians called the Fuge String Quartet and examines the inevitable disconnect that eventually exists in any long-term relationship. Also, for documentary fans, the Stacy Peralta-directed Bones Brigade: An Autobiography is out this week. The film looks at Peralta's move from competition to marketing with his "Bones Brigage" skate team and is told in a personal format that has earned it the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
Lastly, an indie comedy about the great wide world of live action role playing, Lloyd the Conquerer is now out in theatres. The film's story focuses on a group of students who are forced into their English teacher's LARP group after failing to complete an assignment because they decided to do nothing but play videogames instead.
To read the full reviews of these picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.