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Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
by Kam Williams
For movies opening December 30, 2011
BIG BUDGET FILMS
The Iron Lady (PG-13 for violent images and brief nudity) Meryl Streep impersonates imperious Margaret Thatcher in this intimate portrait recounting the private life and political career of the former Prime Minister of Great Britain. With Jim Broadbent, Anthony Head and Iain Glen.
INDEPENDENT & FOREIGN FILMS
Angels Crest (R for profanity and sexuality) Dysfunctional family drama chronicling the blame game played in the wake of the accidental death of a toddler (Ameko Eks Mass Carroll) as his estranged parents (Thomas Dekker and Lily Collins) and members of their tight-knit community try to make sense of the tragedy. With Jeremy Piven, Mira Sorvino, Elizabeth McGovern, Marty Antonini, Dave Brown and Gillian Carfra.
Pariah (R for sexuality and profanity) Shades of Precious abound in this coming out drama, set in Brooklyn, about another monstrous mother’s (Kim Wayans) mistreatment of her troubled, teenage daughter (Adepero Oduye). With Charles Parnell, Aasha Davis and Pernell Walker.
A Separation (PG-13 for mature themes) Marital crisis drama revolving around a feminist (Leila Hatami) who files for divorce in order to raise her daughter (Sarina Farhadi) anywhere but Iran over the objection of a husband (Peyman Maadi) who wants her to stay to help care for his father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi) suffering from Alzheimer’s. (In Persian with subtitles)
El Sicario: Room 164 (Unrated) Good cop/bad cop documentary featuring the shocking confessions of Chihuahua’s former chief of police who admits to killing hundreds of people while moonlighting as a hit man for a Mexican drug cartel. (In Spanish with subtitles)
Thursday, December 22, 2011
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