Saturday, October 17, 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 and Netflix. I invite you to add in your thoughts on any films I haven’t seen in the comments below.


Now Playing in Theatres

Experimenter (mixed bag): Peter Sarsgaard stars as a social psychologist who did research to test how ordinary people would respond when told to inflict pain on someone else they did know. The film’s fanciful style doesn’t quite match its content, and this experiment is only moderately effective as a result. Now playing at Regal Union Square, Lincoln Plaza, and City Cinemas 123. Read my review from Sundance.

Truth (recommended): Cate Blanchett stars as 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes opposite Robert Redford’s Dan Rather in this decently interesting but not entirely satisfying recounting of a doomed story about George W. Bush’s military service that didn’t turn out to be as reliable as it initially seemed. Now playing at Landmark Sunshine. Read my review from yesterday.


New to DVD

Call Me Lucky (recommended): This documentary about comedian Barry Crimmins is a fascinating look at one comedian who has always colored outside the lines, with insightful commentary from a number of contemporaries and a surprisingly serious shift into some of his less comedic work.

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