New Releases – Week of 1/17/12
The Ides of March
George Clooney directs and stars in this political drama about a presidential hopeful and his campaign team. Ryan Gosling, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Marisa Tomei, and Paul Giamatti also star.
Twilight‘s werewolf goes action hero while trying to figure out his true identity.
Food plays a pivotal role in nine-year-old Nigel Slater’s life, in this late-60s-set British film.
Laurence Fishburne’s one-man show about the country’s first African-American Supreme Court Justice.
A prostitute and a psychiatrist discover they have more in common, personally and professionally, than they realized. Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher; I Heart Huckabees; The Story of Women) stars.
Mysteries of Lisbon
Raul Ruiz’s final film is an adaptation of a 19th century Portugese novel. Read Margot Harrison’s enticing review of it here.
The limits of a severely injured soldier’s wife’s devotion are put to the test in this Japanese drama.
An 80s-set coming-of-age flick starring Juno Temple, Jeremy Dozier, Milla Jovovich, and William H. Macy.
Two young Irish bands. One becomes U2. The other one… doesn’t.
Age of Heroes
Based on the British 30 Commando unit (the precursor to the SAS), this WWII actioner stars Sean Bean and James D’Arcy.
Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star
Eat This New York
Documentary following two aspiring restaurateurs.
The Forgotten Bomb
An examination of both the history as well as the current state of nuclear weaponry.