New Releases: Prime Ministers, Hitmen, Lesbians, and More

December 29, 2011


It's all limited releases this weekend, so if you aren't in a major market, I'm sorry, but you're just going to have to watch Chipwrecked again.

The Iron Lady (limited)
Director: Phyllida Lloyd
Starring: Meril Streep, Jim Broadbent
Good if you want to see: Meryl Streep do a Margaret Thatcher impression for a couple hours.

A Separation (limited)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
Starring: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi
Good if you want to see: a critically-acclaimed film about an Iranian couple getting divorced so that one of them may give their child a better life in another country. Sadly, the dissolution of the marriage also leaves the man's Alzheimer's-ridden father with no one to tend him. Just can't win with Iran, you know?

Pariah (limited)
Director: Dee Rees
Starring: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis
Good if you want to see: a young, black lesbian coming of age in Brooklyn. Is that enough of an indie movie for you, or do you need the promise of an introspective music-driven montage, too?

Angels Crest (limited)
Director: Gaby Dellal
Starring: Thomas Dekker, Lynn Collins, Jeremy Piven, Mira Sorvino
Good if you want to see: a child go missing and come up dead, with only the kid's drunk mother and idiot father to blame. And SIDS. You can always blame SIDS.

El sicario: Room 164 (limited)
Director: Gianfranco Rosi
Good if you want to see: a documentary that lets a former Mexican policeman and drug cartel hitman tell the gruesome stories of his murderous trade. Bonus: he provides drawings!

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