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The Light Between Oceans

Behind the film’s sweeping vistas lies the spirit of a micromanager, an entity that does not trust us with our own emotions and wants to steer us firmly where it thinks they should lie.

Parched

Director Lena Yadav has turned first-hand knowledge into an intriguing script that, combined with Russell Carpenter’s (Titanic) rich and varied cinematography, gives voice to women who have little or no say over their own lives.

3 Hearts

Directed by Benoît Jacquot Produced by Edouard Weil and Alice Girard Written by Julien Boivent and Jacquot Released by Cohen Media Group France/Germany/Belgium. 106 min. Rated PG-13 In French with English subtitles With Benoît Poelvoorde, Chiara Mastroianni, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Catherine Deneuve Meet Marc Beaulieu, a balding, panic attack-prone tax auditor with close-set, tired eyes; […]

Stonehearst Asylum

Directed by Brad Anderson Produced by Bruce Davey, Mel Gibson, Mark Amin Written by Joe Gangemi, based on the short story “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether” by Edgar Allan Poe Released by Millennium Entertainment USA. 112 min. Rated PG-13 With Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, Brendan Gleeson, and David […]

Gone Girl

Directed by David Fincher Written by Gillian Flynn, based on her novel Produced by Arnon Milchan, Joshua Donen, Reese Witherspoon and Cean Chaffin Released by 20th Century Fox. USA. 145 min. Rated R With Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Emily Ratajkowski, Missi Pyle, Casey Wilson, […]

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

Written and Directed by Ned Benson Produced by Cassandra Kulukundis, Benson, Jessica Chastain, Todd Labarowski, and Emanuel Michael Released by the Weinstein Company USA. 122 min. Rated R. With James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Nina Arianda, Viola Davis, Bill Hader, Ciaran Hinds, Isabelle Huppert, William Hurt, and Jess Weixler The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is a […]

Moebius

Written, Directed and Edited by Kim Ki-duk Produced by Kim Soon-mo Released by Ram Releasing Korean with English subtitle South Korea. 91 min. Not rated With Cho Jae-hyun, Seo Young-ju and Lee Eun-woo “What is family? What are desires? What are genitals?” These are the opening statements of director Kim Ki-duk in the press notes […]

Mood Indigo

Directed by Michel Gondry Produced by Luc Bossi Written by Gondry and Bossi, based on the novel by Boris Vian Released by Drafthouse Films France. 94 min. Not rated With Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy, Aïssa Maïga, and Charlotte Le Bon Watching Mood Indigo is a curious experience—not an unusual description for […]

August: Osage County

Directed by John Wells Produced by Steve Traxler, Jean Doumanian, George Clooney & Grant Heslov Written by Tracy Letts, based on his play Released by the Weinstein Company USA. 119. Rated R With Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard […]