The Round-Up

THE ROUND-UP | October 31’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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Ghostbusters
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• Unmissable Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service. [1984 rerelease]

105 min. Director: Ivan Reitman. Writers: Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis. Stars: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver.

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Horns
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In the aftermath of his girlfriend’s mysterious death, a young man awakens to find strange horns sprouting from his temples.

120 min. Director: Alexandre Aja. Writer: Keith Bunin. Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella.

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The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman
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While traveling abroad, a guy falls for a Romanian beauty whose unreachable heart has its origins in her violent, charismatic ex.

103 min. Director: Fredrik Bond. Writer: Matt Drake. Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen.

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Citizenfour
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A documentarian and a reporter travel to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with Edward Snowden.

114 min. Director: Laura Poitras. Stars: Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald, Jacob Appelbaum.

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Mr. Turner
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An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner’s life.

150 min. Director: Mike Leigh. Writer: Mike Leigh. Stars: Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson.

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Nightcrawler
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• Recommended When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

117 min. Director: Dan Gilroy. Writer: Dan Gilroy. Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton.

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The Overnighters
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Broken, desperate men chase their dreams and run from their demons in the North Dakota oil fields. A local Pastor risks everything to help them.

102 min. Director: Jesse Moss. Writer: Jesse Moss. Stars: Jay Reinke, Keegan Edwards.

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Fury
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Love, Rosie
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Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
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The Babadook • Recommended
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The Book of Life
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