Get December Going with 'Shame,' 'Surviving Progress' and 'Tomboy' in Our Film Roundup
Published Dec 02, 2011Kick off the month of December by heading out to see one of the new movies released this weekend. Head over to our Recently Reviewed section to read full reviews of the following films, plus many more.
Starting things off is the second directorial effort of British director Steve McQueen with Shame. The film stars Michael Fassbender as a sex addict, whose life spins out of control when his little sister (played by Carey Mulligan) needs to crash on his couch for a while. It's a movie tinged with tragedy, but Fassbender and Mulligan deliver "the bravest" performances of their careers, according to our reviewer.
Documentary feature Surviving Progress explores the question of sustainability in relation to the ever-expanding realms of medicine, technology and population. Read the full review to find out more about how Quebecois filmmakers Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks translated the topic to the big screen.
French director Celine Sciamma also has a new movie out this weekend, Tomboy, which delves into the issue of gender and sexuality at a young age through ten-year-old Laure who assumes a male identity when she's mistaken for a boy.
Finally, My Perestroika follows five characters as they transition from growing up in the Soviet Union, through Gorbachev's period of perestroika, up to their lives as adults trying to adapt to a post-Soviet Russia. Directed by Robin Hessman, this film is an interesting glimpse into the lives of five people "transformed by the political climate around them."
Read full reviews of these picks, plus more, at Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section.