Get Reviews of 'Prisoners,' 'Salinger,' 'Unclaimed' and More in This Week's Film Roundup
Published Sep 20, 2013If you can muster the energy to take some time away from Grand Theft Auto V and get out of the house this week, there are a number of interesting new films to check out at theatres near you. Exclaim! has once again taken on the duty of reviewing some of these films for you in the latest edition of our weekly Film Roundup. Have a look below, then visit our Recently Reviewed section to read reviews on even more new releases.
Canadian director Denis Villeneuve brings us the crime thriller Prisoners (pictured), his first film since 2010's critically acclaimed Incendies. Check out our review to find out how the film's all-star cast fared in this stylistic and unnerving story of kidnap and complex mystery.
Next up, Shane Salerno somewhat superficially documents the life of Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger in his film Salinger. Among other oddities, the film features inexplicable cameos from the likes of John Cusack and Edward Norton.
Sam Rockwell stars as self-destructive hunter in the slow-burning, neo-noir crime-drama A Single Shot, while Michael Jorgensen's documentary Unclaimed follows the incredible story of an American war veteran left behind in Vietnam for 44 years.
Finally, the Barry Avrich-directed documentary Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story relays the life-story of the late Penthouse founder. Unfortunately, the film sometimes offers too simplistic a depiction of potentially intriguing subject matter.
Of course, there are plenty more films where these ones came from, so check out our Recently Reviewed section for additional reviews of this weekend's films.