The Round-Up

THE ROUND-UP | September 26’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.



A newlywed couple finds their lake-country honeymoon descend into chaos after Paul finds Bea wandering and disoriented in the middle of their first night.

87 min. Director: Leigh Janiak. Writers: Phil Graziadei, Leigh Janiak. Stars: Rose Leslie, Harry Treadaway, Ben Huber.

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I Origins


A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

106 min. Director: Mike Cahill. Writer: Mike Cahill. Stars: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey.

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Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

82 min. Director: Pawel Pawlikowski. Writers: Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik.

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Maps to the Stars
Stars_4-0Julianne Moore gives a 'magnificently horrendous' performance in Maps to the Stars.

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

111 min. Director: David Cronenberg. Writer: Bruce Wagner. Stars: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson.

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The Equalizer

A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her.

131 min. Director: Antoine Fuqua. Writer: Richard Wenk. Stars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz.

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The Last Impresario

The most famous person you have never heard of.

92 min. Director: Gracie Otto. Writers: Gracie Otto. Stars: Michael White, Gracie Otto, Naomi Watts.

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Ghost in the Shell (Kôkaku Kidôtai)

A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master. [1995 rerelease]

Director: Mamoru Oshii. Writer: Kazunori Itô. Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka.

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Still showing

20,000 Days on Earth

A Walk Among the Tombstones

Grand Piano

Magic in the Moonlight

The Giver

The Riot Club

Wish I Was Here

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