The Round-Up

THE ROUND-UP | November 7’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.


The Case Against 8

A look at the aftermath and events that led up to California’s Proposition 8, which added a new provision to the state’s Declaration of Rights that defined marriage as only “between a man and a woman.”

109 min. Directors: Ben Cotner, Ryan White. Writers: Ben Cotner, Ryan White. Stars: Ted Olson, Christopher D. Dusseault, Jeffrey J. Zarrillo.

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• Recommended A team of explorers travel through a wormhole in an attempt to find a potentially habitable planet that will sustain humanity.

169 min. Director: Christopher Nolan. Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan. Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain.

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Leviathan (Leviafan)

• Recommended In a Russian coastal town, Dmitri is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man’s arrival brings further misfortune for Dmitri and his family.

140 min. Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev. Writers: Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev. Stars: Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Aleksey Serebryakov.

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• Recommended Monsieur Hulot has to contact an American official in Paris, but he gets lost in the maze of modern architecture which is filled with the latest technical gadgets. Caught in the tourist invasion, Hulot roams around Paris with a group of American tourists, causing chaos in his usual manner. [1967 rerelease]

115 min. Director: Jacques Tati. Writers: Art Buchwald, Jacques Lagrange, Jacques Tati. Stars: Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden.

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The Possibilities Are Endless

Imagine your mind has been wiped: memories, knowledge, experiences, language – every word you ever spoke, has vanished. If eventually you found the words, what would you say? For Edwyn Collins, ‘The Possibilities Are Endless’.

83 min. Directors: James Hall, Edward Lovelace. Stars: Edwyn Collins, William Collins, Grace Maxwell.

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Say When

In the throes of a quarter-life crisis, Megan panics when her boyfriend proposes, then, taking an opportunity to escape for a week, hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year-old Annika, who lives with her world-weary single dad.

99 min. Director: Lynn Shelton. Writer: Andrea Seigel. Stars: Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell.

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The Skeleton Twins

Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.

93 min. Director: Craig Johnson. Writers: Mark Heyman, Craig Johnson. Stars: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson.

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Still showing

Ghostbusters • Unmissable



Mr. Turner

The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman

Nightcrawler • Recommended

The Overnighters

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