"Mama" Dir. Andres Muschetti, Spain | Universal | Cast: Jessica Chastain, Isabelle Nelisse, Megan Charpentier, Nikolaj Coster Waldau | 62% Fresh | Roger Ebert: "Movies like 'Mama' are thrill rides. We go to be scared and then laugh, scared and then laugh, scared and then shocked. Of course, there's almost always a little plot left over for a sequel. It's a ride I'd take again."
"Hors Satan (Outside Satan)" Dir. Bruno Dumont, France | New Yorker Films | Cast: Alexandra Lematre, David Dewaele | 78% Fresh | The Guardian: "Devotees of Dumont's earlier films – particularly his 1999 film 'Humanity' – will instantly recognise the style, the locale, the narrative, the bizarre quasi-realism, in which events take place in a world infinitesimally different from the one we inhabit. As ever, the visionary, radioactive glow is compelling."
"The Last Stand" Dir. Ji-woon Kim, USA | Lionsgate | Cast: Arnold Schwarzenneger, Eduardo Noriega, Forest Whitaker, John Patrick Amedori, Johnny Knoxville | 58% Rotten | Austin Chronicle: "Despite his acknowledged age, creaking bones, and reduced nerve, Schwarzenegger still delivers quite a performance in this fun, straight-ahead action film."
"LUV" Dir. Sheldon Candis, USA | Indomina Releasing | Cast: Common, Danny Glover, Dennis Haysbert, Michael Rainey Jr. | 33% Rotten | New York Times: "It does not entirely succeed, but at its best Luv shows the kind of heart and intelligence that is always welcome - and often missing - in American movies." | TOH! interview with director Sheldon Candis.
"Broken City" Dir. Allen Hughes, USA | Twentieth Century Fox | Cast: Barry Pepper, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Kyle Chandler, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe | 23% Rotten | A.V. Club: "In spite of some punchy scenes, crackling dialogue, and fine performances, Broken City is hopelessly overmatched. It has Academy Award dreams, but a detective-show heart."