Take your pick: A Johnny Depp-Tim Burton misfire, a slight but charming Lebanese comedy-musical (Toronto's People's Choice Award, "Where Do We Go Now"), an anti-American shoot 'em up ("God Bless America"), a delightful Japanese kids' movie ("I Wish"), the impeccably reviewed thriller "Sleepless Night" or Paul Simon music doc "Under African Skies" -- and that's just a few of this weekend's offerings. Details on these and more below. Indiewire has reviews for 15 indies hitting theaters.
Eva Green as Angelique Bouchard in Tim Burton's "Dark Shadows"
"Sleepless Night" Tribeca Film, FR/BEL/LUX | Dir: Frédéric Jardin; Cast: Tomer Sisley, Serge Riaboukine | Criticwire's Pick | 100% Fresh | Time Out NY says: "An American remake is already being prepped. We suggest Hollywood simply cries uncle now and calls it a day."
"Under African Skies" A&E IndieFilms, US/SA | Dir: Joe Berlinger; With: Paul Simon | Criticwire's Pick | 100% Fresh | THR calls it "A pure-bliss celebration of Paul Simon's landmark album Graceland coupled with an interesting if not unbiased look at the controversy surrounding its release."
"Where Do We Go Now" Sony Pictures Classics, FR/LEB/EGY/IT | Dir: Nadine Labaki; Cast: Nadine Labaki, Claude Baz Moussawbaa, Layla Hakim, Yvonne Maalouf | Indiewire interviews Labaki | 50% Rotten | Roger Moore: "Slow moving...it isn't a great film but it is an entertaining one, a touchy subject given a feel-good flavor."
"Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview" Magnolia, US | Dir: Paul Sen, Interviewer/Writer: Robert X. Cringely | Magnolia buys the "Fascinating Document" | Roger Ebert says: "It's a tribute to the singular popularity of Steve Jobs that he's probably the only talking head people would pay to watch for more than an hour."
"Nobody Else But You" First Run, FR | Dir: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu; Cast: Jean-Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton | 83% Fresh | Variety calls it "A subversive and strange little film noir."