Saturday, November 17, 2012

Saturday Night Movie Recommendations with Abe

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies With Abe. I'm going to be providing a handy guide to a few choice movies currently playing in theatres as well as several films newly released on DVD. I’ll also aim to comment on those films I have not yet had the chance to see, and I invite you to add in your thoughts on any films I haven’t seen in the comments below. Understandably, some weeks will have considerably fewer releases to address than others.

Now Playing

La Rafle (recommended): This French Holocaust film movingly documents the 1942 roundup of Jews by French police, featuring a strong central performance from Mélanie Laurent and a talented French ensemble. Now playing in limited release in New York and Los Angeles. Read my review from yesterday.

Price Check (anti-recommended): This comedy starring Parker Posey and Eric Mabius doesn’t have much going for it, featuring unexceptional characters and a generally uninteresting plotline. Posey is fun as usual, but that’s about it. Now playing at the IFC Center in New York City. My review will be up tomorrow.

New to DVD

Nothing I’ve seen this week, but I’ll be watching a film I missed in its theatrical release, Brave, very soon. I’m not rushing to see either Savages or The Watch.

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