Friday, August 23, 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

I’ve been trying to get out to the movies more rather than simply watching DVDs and TV – I hope to see at least one new theatrical release this weekend, and will have more to report on major openings soon!

New to DVD

Amour (recommended): This Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film nabbed some pretty major Oscar nominations last year. Octogenarians Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva deliver realistic and heartbreaking performances as two aging partners dealing with their debilitating conditions. It’s an emotional but worthwhile ride.

Now on Netflix Instant Streaming

This is Martin Bonner (recommended): This Sundance gem enjoyed a very brief and low-profile theatrical run, and now it’s available to watch at home. This unassuming, simple film is a compelling story about two men both trying to figure out how to adjust to new circumstances, with a great central performance from Australian actor Paul Eenhoorn, who I had the pleasure of casually chatting with one evening while we were both waiting for the bus home at Sundance.

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