Published Aug 30, 2013We here at Exclaim! know it can be tough to plan for the Labour Day weekend. But this extended holiday, why not sit back and relax with a few of the new features at your local cinema? We've taken a look at some of the films coming to theatres this week, but don't forget to visit our Recently Reviewed section to read reviews on even more new releases.
First up, documentary filmmaker Penny Lane shows us a different side of America's 37th president in Our Nixon. But does the film debunk any of the negative connotations associated with the polarizing political figure? Read on to find out.
Next, world-renowned publisher Gerhard Steidl and his prize-worthy prints are profiled in the fascinating How to Make a Book with Stiedl, while John Crowley's political thriller Closed Circuit suffers due to an abundance of atrocious dialogue and unambiguous direction.
Mumblecore alumni Mark Duplass and Katie Aselton offer a refreshing take on the survivalist horror genre with Black Rock, and Evocateur gives viewers a compelling look into the tragic figure of Republican talk show originator Morton Downey Jr.
Finally, South Korean filmmaker Kim Sung-su delivers his country's first-ever Roland Emmerich-style disaster flick with the viral epidemic thriller The Flu. But is this low-budget Asian drama able to compete with the Contagions and Independence Days of the world? You'll have to click through to know.
Of course, those are just a few of the movies in theatres this week. Check out our Recently Reviewed section for reviews on more new films.