Published Oct 23, 2009Friday has arrived once again, begging the question: what to do with your newfound freedom? Well, if you're considering seeing a film, why not check out some words of wisdom from Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section?
Two highly anticipated biopics based on the exploits of female pop culture icons are seeing their theatrical release today. The September Issue, director R.J. Cutler's documentary about the controversy-loving editor of Vogue magazine, hits theatres, as does Mira Nair's Amelia, which features Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart, the trailblazing first female pilot whose attempt to circumnavigate the globe ended somewhere over the Pacific Ocean.
In a very different vein, Osamu Tezuka's classic anime character has finally come to the big screen in David Bowers's adaptation of Astroboy, which is fraught with political subtext. The adventurous Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant is also hitting theatres today, providing a refreshing and humourous counterpoint to the overwrought and melodramatic Twilight series.
An Education, the latest film from director Lone Scherfig, is a light-hearted yet effective look at the malaise of being a middle-class teenager in the '60s, and is definitely worth checking out. Finally, the character-driven Three Blind Mice documents a night on the town during the shore leave of three very different naval officers.
Of course, check back next Friday for more film reviews in the Exclaim! Recently Reviewed section.