Friday, January 18, 2013
Five diverse films to check out this weekend
Time to play "action flick vs. French romance" chicken with your significant other.
Last week, we couldn't even come up with a single film worth watching. But, it's a new weekend and a new world when it comes to mainstream flicks and indie thinkers. The Governator kept his promise (to "be back"), further living out his Reagan Dreams in a western, and Ken Burns will make you glad you've never been chosen as the topic of a Ken Burns documentary. This weekend in film has love, guns, and even a few spooky chills.
Amour -- Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant excel in Michael Haneke’s drama of death and love.
The Last Stand -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is back in fine form in an updated Western from Korean director Kim Jee-woon.
Mama -- It’s not high art, but this emotional horror tale is the most moving, chilling ghost story since Insidious.
The Central Park Five -- Ken Burns and company delve into the rape-beating case of the Central Park jogger and the conviction and later exoneration of five teens for the crime, but leave vital questions unanswered.
Zero Dark Thirty -- Jessica Chastain stars in this relentless and meticulous thriller about the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden.