Published Oct 12, 2012Oscar season is approaching and with that comes a whole lot of grandiose films hitting your local theatre. Whether you are looking for coverage of the next big blockbuster or that indie film you've been keeping an eye on, make sure you check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section. But first, take a look at this week's highlights below.
Seven Psychopaths (pictured) features an all-star cast that includes Collin Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken and Tom Waits. Directed by Martin McDonagh, the film has a mind-bending plot that blends reality and fiction, and is as well-written as it is performed.
Paranormal thriller Sinister also hits theatres this week, following the story of a true crime writer named Ellison (Ethan Hawke) as he attempts to uncover the secret behind a murder captured in some old video footage found in his new home. Ben Affleck stars in and directs Argo, his take on the historical events of the Iran Hostage Crisis. The film depicts the CIA's attempt to extract six Americans from Tehran through the ruse of a faux sci-fi film.
From Sarah Polley, the director of Away From Her and Take This Waltz, comes documentary Stories We Tell. Previously featured at TIFF, the Exclaim!-approved documentary looks at the variation in memories of certain events depending on the individual that is telling the story.
Here Comes the Boom stars Kevin James as a down-on-his-luck science teacher who enters the MMA octagon to help save his friend's dying music program from being cut, while Brandon Cronenberg, the son of legendary Canadian director David Cronenberg, releases his infectious film, Antiviral, which takes us to a bleak future of extreme celebrity culture and worship.
Lastly, Ry Russo-Young has brought us her third feature film, entitled Nobody Walks, which looks at the emotional turmoil that follows when New York artist Martine (Olivia Thirlby) comes to stay with friends of a friend, Peter (John Krasinski) and Julie (Rosemarie Dewitt).
To read the full reviews of these picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.