Published Oct 28, 2011Despite it being Halloween weekend, there are many more offerings than crappy horror flicks out in theatres this week. So head over to our Recently Reviewed section to read full reviews of the following films.
Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary (pictured) hits the big screen this weekend. Directed by Bruce Robinson, Johnny Depp stars as gonzo journalist Paul Kemp, working for a local Puerto Rican newspaper in the 1950s. But will it be able to capture the cult status of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?
Next is Roland Emmerich's Anonymous, which questions Shakespeare's authorship, though it ultimately seems to favour style over substance. In Time is another flashy flick, but it delivers a relevant message about the divide between rich and poor, taking the expression "time is money" quite literally.
Puss in Boots manages to break out of the slump of mediocrity that the Shrek franchise has fallen into with its combination of wit and darker themes, providing an engaging effort for both kids and adults alike.
Sigur Ros: Inni provides a new look at the enigmatic Iceland group, featuring footage from two nights at the Alexandra Palace in London from November 2008, as well as endearing interviews with the band. Our reviewer claims that it is "a curious work, lacking any surprises for serious fans yet offering a few olive branches to new ones." Another documentary, Buck, tells the story of horse whisperer Buck Brannaman, interspersing personal moments in his life with footage of his own methods of "breaking" a horse.
Finally, there's a couple movies that debuted at TIFF back in September. Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In and Sean Durkin's Martha Marcy May Marlene are both out in theatres right now.
Read full reviews of all these films, plus others, in our Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.