Saturday, April 26, 2014

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 in NYC

Locke (recommended): Director Steven Knight and actor Tom Hardy achieve a brilliant success in unconventional cinema in this 85-minute car ride, which screened at Sundance this year and features only a terrific Hardy on screen as a man whose life is falling apart over the phone as he drives home from work. Now playing at AMC Lincoln Square and the Angelika. Read my review from Sundance.

Walking with the Enemy (mixed bag): This drama is based on a true story about a Hungarian Jew who stole a Nazi uniform to help save his people. Its premise is undeniably compelling, but this is hardly an iconic film worthy of comparison to those that tell agonizingly heartfelt and moving stories of the Holocaust. Now playing at Regal E-Walk and Regal Union Squre. Read my interview with star Jonas Armstrong for Shockya.

New to DVD

Nothing of note this week!

Now on Netflix

Don Jon (highly recommended): Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut is an enjoyable, layered comedy about a player, portrayed by Gordon-Levitt himself, entranced by what he thinks is love when he meets a beautiful woman. Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson are terrific in this smart, fun movie.

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