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Weekend Preview: Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights,' Meier's 'Sister,' Jarecki's 'House I Live In' & Lee Daniel's Hot Mess

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 5, 2012 at 11:40AM

A strong selection of films arrive in theaters this weekend. Not only are "Frankenweenie," "Taken 2" and "V/H/S" fighting for audience attention, there's also Switzerland's powerful Foreign Language Oscar entry from Ursula Meier, "Sister," and Andrea Arnold's "Fish Tank" follow-up, the painfully beatiuful and audacious "Wuthering Heights." Both are must-sees, along with two docs, Eugene Jarecki's Sundance winner, "The House I Live In," an absorbing look at the failed "war on drugs," and "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare."
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"The House I Live In"
"The House I Live In"

"Taken 2" Twentieth C. Fox, FR | DIR: Olivier Megaton CAST: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen | 16% Rotten | Roger Ebert: "The cast is uniformly capable and dead serious, and if you're buying what Luc Besson is selling, he's not short-changing you."

"Trade of Innocents" Monterey Media, US/THAI | DIR: Christopher Bessette CAST: Dermot Mulroney, Mira Sorvino | Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative | Village Voice: "Not for the first time in films, noble intent is at odds with aesthetics."

"Butter" Radius-TWC, US | DIR: Jim Field Smith CAST: Jennifer Garner, Hugh Jackman, Olivia Wilde, Alicia Silverstone, Ashley Greene | 37% Rotten | LA Times: "Given the talent assembled for this diversion, you can't believe it's not better."

This article is related to: Sister (L'enfant d'en haut), Wuthering Heights, The House I Live In, Frankenweenie, Weekend Preview, Reviews, Box Office


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