Published Jan 31, 2014Too many exceptional new movies to choose from this weekend? We hear you. If you're overwhelmed, don't fret: as is our weekly custom, we've rounded up this week's reviews in an easy-to-read write-up below so you can choose the best film for you. For more reviews, don't forget to visit our Recently Reviewed section weekly.
Directed by Jason Reitman and starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin, Labor Day takes place over a hot labour day weekend and tells the tale of a depressed single mother, her son and an escaped convict. Wondering if this romantic thriller is worth your time? You'll have to read the review to find out.
Lighthearted chick flick That Awkward Moment follows Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan while they live it up playing the field in New York City, but if their hi-jinx are too superficial for you, you might find 12 O'Clock Boys more to your liking. The documentary film by Lotfy Nathan captures three years in the life of Pug, a young teenage boy who finds solace in an urban subculture of dirt bikes and trouble in the slums of West Baltimore.
Still haven't found what you're looking for? Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty, which topped critic's lists as one of the best films of 2013 and was nominated for 'Best Foreign Language Film' at the upcoming Academy Awards, focuses on aging playboy Jep Gambardella as he coasts through life with booze, sex, drugs and the endless Roman nightlife.
Finally, Jeff Barnaby's award winning directorial debut Rhymes For Young Ghouls centres on a Mi'kmaq reserve in the mid '70s, and tells the tale of a young girl and her plot for revenge. Although it's a fictional story, the film meditates on the history of abuse of First Nations people by government agents. Think this might be the one for you? Check out our review to be sure.
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