Saturday, May 23, 2015

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 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 Theatres

Nothing to report this week!

New to DVD

American Sniper (recommended): Bradley Cooper successfully plays against type as a red-blooded Texan who enlists in the military to become a sniper and has predictable trouble in his home life after being abroad. Clint Eastwood’s latest film is powerful though hardly revolutionary.

Leviathan (recommended): Russia’s official Oscar submission for Best Foreign Film, which won a Golden Globe and earned an Oscar nomination, is a bleak, depressing film about largely unlikeable people. Yet its storytelling is blunt and effective, and its lengthy runtime makes its universe difficult to escape.

Now on Netflix Instant Streaming

In the Bedroom (recommended): Tom Wilkinson, Sissy Spacek, and Marisa Tomei earned very well-deserved Oscar nominations for this affecting 2001 Best Picture contender about a domestic dispute and the effect it has on those involved. 2001 was a great year for movies, and this dramatic thriller was a memorable part of that.

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