Published Nov 09, 2012With the new Bond film and Steven Spielberg's tribute to the great emancipator coming out this week make sure you head over to Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to find reviews of these and other new movies coming out. Check out this week's highlights below.
Considered by some to be the best Bond film to date, Skyfall (pictured) comes out today and has earned the Exclaim! Mark of Excellence. Not only is it an extremely well made film, but it also gives the audience a glimpse into the history and psychology of James Bond himself.
Also, coinciding perfectly with the U.S. election that took place south of the border is the release of Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, which examines the life of the 16th president and his emancipation proclamation.
Based on the novel Les Liaison Dangereuses, Dangerous Liaisons is out this week, moving the action of pre-revolution France east to 1930s Shanghai while still maintaining its commentary on class system distinctions and power dynamics. Next, powerful and thought-provoking is a way to describe Chasing Ice, as it follows a team of photographers that travel to various locations to track glacial retreat over months and years.
Also, the remake of Nicolas Winding Refn's Pusher comes out this week following the story of Frank the drug dealer as he tries to earn or steal enough money to pay back a drug lord after a deal goes bad. Lastly, exploring affluent suburban life and its effects on individual happiness, as well as on the rest of the world, is The Oranges, directed by Julian Farino.
To read the full reviews of these picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.