Saturday, February 9, 2013

Saturday Night Movie Recommendations with Abe

Welcome back 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

Lore (recommended): This past year’s Australian Oscar submission for Best Foreign Film is a Holocaust movie from a different perspective, following the children of an arrested Nazi officer trying to safely pass through post-war Germany. It’s a miserable but generally effective and worthwhile film. Read my review on

Side Effects (recommended): Steven Soderbergh’s latest film stars Rooney Mara as a depressed wife adversely affected by the medication prescribed to her by Jude Law’s psychiatrist. Through many half-plausible twists and unexpected turns, this film turns into something wholly different than what it is when it begins. Read my review on

New to DVD

Flight (recommended): Denzel Washington earned his first Oscar nomination in over a decade for his layered performance as an alcoholic flight attendant. Worth it for the extended opening action scene alone, this film boasts a surprisingly enticing story and a terrific supporting performance from Kelly Reilly. Washington is great, but the film is good too.

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