The Round-Up

THE ROUND-UP | September 5’s movies rated

What were the best films that came out in the last week? What were the worst? Were there any you weren’t sure of seeing? Below are quick and easy star ratings of the past week’s releases to help you decide, including short plot details from IMDB. Full comment and opinion can be found in The Film Journal.


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• Avoid A married couple wake up to discover that the sex tape they made the evening before has gone missing, leading to a frantic search for its whereabouts.

94 min. Director: Jake Kasdan. Writers: Kate Angelo, Jason Segel. Stars: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry.

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Before I Go to Sleep


A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

92 min. Director: Rowan Joffe. Writer: Rowan Joffe. Stars: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong.

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Finding Fela!

A look at the life and music of Nigerian singer Fela Kuti.

119 min. Director: Alex Gibney. Stars: Fela Kuti, Yeni Kuti, Femi Kuti.

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• Recommended When the police in a German city are unable to catch a child-murderer, other criminals join in the manhunt. [1931 rerelease]

99 min. Director: Fritz Lang. Writers: Thea von Harbou, Fritz Lang. Stars: Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut.

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The Guest
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A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

99 min. Director: Adam Wingard. Writer: Simon Barrett. Stars: Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe.

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The Hundred-Foot Journey
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The Kadam family leaves India for France where they open a restaurant directly across the road from Madame Mallory’s Michelin-starred eatery.

122 min. Director: Lasse Hallström. Writer: Steven Knight. Stars: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal.

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They Came Together
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When Joel and Molly meet, it’s hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through.

83 min. Director: David Wain. Writers: Michael Showalter, David Wain. Stars: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader.

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Still showing

Let’s Be Cops • Avoid

As Above, So Below

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari

If I Stay

Million Dollar Arm

Mystery Road

Night Moves

Obvious Child

The Internet’s Own Boy • Recommended

The Keeper of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret)

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