Category: New-ish Releases

Passion

Screened at the Provincetown International Film Festival – June 22, 2013 – US premiere     Release Date: August 30, 2013 Runtime: 105 minutes Rating: R Studio: Entertainment One Director: Brian De Palma Cast: Rachel McAdams; Noomi Rapace; Karoline Herfurth; Paul Anderson De Palma is up to his old cinematic tricks (that’s a good thing) in

Lovelace

Screened at the Provincetown International Film Festival – June 22, 2013     Release Date: January 22, 2013 (Sundance Film Festival) Runtime: 92 minutes Rating: R Studio: RADiUS – TWC Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman Cast: Amanda Seyfried; Peter Sarsgaard; Sharon Stone; Chris Noth; Hank Azaria; Robert Patrick; Bobby Cannavale; Eric Roberts; Juno Temple; Debi Mazar; Adam

Side Effects

    Release Date: February 8, 2013 Runtime: 106 minutes Rating: R Studio: Open Road Films Director: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Jude Law; Rooney Mara; Catherine Zeta-Jones; Channing Tatum Instead of going out with a bang, Steven Soderbergh decided to go out with more of a tremble. While his latest, and purportedly last movie, is an

Oz: The Great and Powerful

    Release Date: March 8, 2013 Runtime: 130 minutes Rating: PG Studio: Walt Disney Pictures Director: Sam Raimi Cast: James Franco; Mila Kunis; Rachel Weisz; Michelle Williams; Zach Braff; Joey King; Bill Cobbs “The Wizard of Oz” endures. Every few years, a new take on L. Frank Baum’s tales pops up. In 1985, there was “Return

Stoker

    Release Date: March 1, 2013 Runtime: 99 minutes Rating: R Studio: Fox Searchlight Director: Chan-wook Park Cast: Mia Wasikowska; Nicole Kidman; Matthew Goode; Jacki Weaver; Dermot Mulroney This is a nasty little number.   The first English-language film from Chan-wook Park, director of “Oldboy,” is a modern gothic nightmare that leaves you thinking, “Thank

The Master*: A Reel Podcast

    Release Date: September 21, 2012 Runtime: 144 minutes Rating: R Studio: The Weinstein Company Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman; Joaquin Phoenix; Amy Adams *2013 Academy Award Nominations Best Actor…..Joaquin Phoenix Best Supporting Actor…..Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actress…..Amy Adams

Zero Dark Thirty*

    Release Date: January 11, 2013 Runtime: 157 minutes Rating: R Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony) Director: Kathryn Bigelow Cast: Jessica Chastain; Jason Clarke; Kyle Chandler; Jennifer Ehle; Chris Pratt [POSSIBLE SPOILERS, I guess…] Goooooooood movie!! The search for Osama Bin Laden took a really long time. While most of the American public wasn’t aware

Silver Linings Playbook*

    Release Date: December 25, 2012 Runtime: 122 minutes Rating: R Studio: The Weinstein Company Director: David O’Russell Cast: Bradley Cooper; Jennifer Lawrence; Robert DeNiro; Chris Tucker; Jacki Weaver This movie is faaaaantastic!  A romantic movie for grown-ups, teeming with brave, brilliant performances from the leads right down to the support.  I was astonished

Hitchcock*

    Release Date: December 14, 2012 Runtime: 98 minutes Rating: PG-13 Studio: Fox Searchlight Director: Sacha Gervasi Cast: Anthony Hopkins; Helen Mirren; Danny Huston; Scarlett Johansson; Jessica Biel A behind-the-scenes look at the making of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic “Psycho,” set against the backdrop of Hitch’s relationship with wife Alma…..and therein lays the problem. This