Posts Tagged ‘Jessica Chastain’

This week’s releases include: a courtroom period drama; a spy thriller in two different eras; another bachelor party gone wrong; a true story of fantasy and murder; a playful tale with penguins; a look at famous hockey feuds; a consequence of ‘the wrong place, the wrong time’; an adaptation of a childhood classic; a trilogy about a young woman who takes matters into her own hands; and an historical re-enactment.  (more…)

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Jessica Chastain, Sam Worthington and Marton Csokas in a scene from The DebtThe life of a national hero is not always all interviews and roses; it can be complicated, and drenched in regrets and secrets. This is the dark paradigm explored in The Debt, based on the fictional 2007 Israeli film Ha-Hov. The partnering of an American and British production team to remake a recent Israeli picture is an anomaly, but in this case the result will hold your attention without letting go. (more…)

Viola Davis in a scene from The HelpMississippi has been the setting for a number of films about the civil rights era. It was home to families rooted there by the generations before them, as well as a strong Ku Klux Klan presence. The state also enforced a strict book of laws governing the lives of all the coloured people in the area and the white people with whom they interacted. But black people were tired of being treated as second-class citizens, or even less than human, and some of them were ready to force change. (more…)

This week’s releases include: the true story of world famous fraud and corruption; the tale of a young woman’s search for love and freedom; a documentary about the impact of a miracle; and a thriller about the ultimate intrusion. (more…)