Reviews of 'The Judge,' 'Life After Death From Above 1979' and 'God Help the Girl' Lead Our Friday Film Roundup

Reviews of 'The Judge,' 'Life After Death From Above 1979' and 'God Help the Girl' Lead Our Friday Film Roundup
This Thanksgiving long weekend, instead of just giving thanks to family, friends and good fortune, why not show some respect to your local theatre (as well as its lenient policy on playing movies during the holidays) by checking out one of this week's new films? To help you on your way, we've compiled some reviews of a few of the new features we've checked out this week. Take a gander at the big ones below, then don't forget to visit our Recently Reviewed section for even more film reviews.

Kicking it off is David Dobkin's 2014 TIFF selection The Judge. Academy Award-winners Robert Downey, Jr. and Robert Duvall star in the by-the-numbers courtroom and family drama, but is there enough star power to make this flick truly something special? Read on to find out.

On the music front, Belle and Sebastian mastermind Stuart Murdoch follows up his 2009 album of the same name with the cinematic adaptation to his imaginary musical soundtrack, God Help the Girl, while Canadian director Eva Michon skilfully documents the ups and downs of Toronto two-piece Death From Above 1979 in the aptly-titled Life After Death From Above 1979.

Finally, Gary Shore turns the vampire genre on its head with the big-budget spectacle Dracula Untold, but does it suffer from too much action and not enough story? Click through to know.

If that's not enough, find more film reviews in our Recently Reviewed section.