The Round-Up

THE ROUND-UP | February 6’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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Amour Fou
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Berlin, the Romantic Era. Young poet Heinrich wishes to conquer the inevitability of death through love, yet is unable to convince his skeptical cousin Marie to join him in a suicide pact. It is whilst coming to terms with this refusal, ineffably distressed by his cousin’s insensitivity to the depth of his feelings, that Heinrich meets Henriette, the wife of a business acquaintance. Heinrich’s subsequent offer to the beguiling young woman at first holds scant appeal, that is until Henriette discovers she is suffering from a terminal illness.

96 min
Director: Jessica Hausner
Writer: Jessica Hausner
Stars: Christian Friedel, Birte Schnoeink, Stephan Grossmann

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Jupiter Ascending
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In a bright and colorful future, a young destitute caretaker gets targeted by the ruthless son of a powerful family who lives on a planet in need of a new heir, so she travels with a genetically engineered warrior to the planet in order to stop his tyrant reign.

127 min
Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Stars: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne

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Selma
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• Recommended | A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.

128 min
Director: Ava DuVernay
Writer: Paul Webb
Stars: David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth

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Shaun the Sheep Movie
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When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

85 min
Directors: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak
Writers: Mark Burton, Richard Starzak
Stars: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Omid Djalili

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Still Life
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A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone.

92 min
Director: Uberto Pasolini
Writer: Uberto Pasolini
Stars: Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury

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The Interview
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Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show “Skylark Tonight.” When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.

112 min
Directors: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Writers: Dan Sterling, Seth Rogen
Stars: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Randall Park

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The Turning
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A collection of short films based on stories by Australian writer Tim Winton.

180 min
Directors: Jonathan auf der Heide, Tony Ayres, more
Writer: Justin Monjo, more
Stars: Colin Friels, James Fraser, Henri Phillips

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Kingsman: The Secret Service • Recommended
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Big Hero 6
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Inherent Vice • Recommended
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Son of a Gun
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Trash
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