By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood November 10, 2011 at 1:29PM
"Melancholia" | Magnolia, DEN/SWE/FR/GER | Dir: Lars von Trier; Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Stellan Skaarsgard, Alexander Skaarsgard, John Hurt, Charlotte Rampling | Oscar Talk | Now and Then: Melancholia vs. Magnolia | TOH! Von Trier Q & A at Cannes | 80% Tomatometer.
"Into the Abyss" | IFC, GER/CAN | Dir: Werner Herzog | Herzog Q & A at FIND Forum | TOH! Interviews Herzog | 90% Tomatometer | Village Voice: "An egalitarian study of crime and punishment in a small Southern town, Into the Abyss is also an unmistakably Herzogian inquiry into the lawlessness of the human soul."
"Elite Squad: The Enemy Within" | New Video, BRAZIL | Dir: José Padilha; Cast: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, Andre Ramiro, Milhem Cortez | 100% Tomatometer | Village Voice: "Plays footsie with both socialism and fascism, it’s never easy to peg,..its conviction makes it tough to dismiss." | ThePlaylist: "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within" aims to be more than just some action movie, even if it is an action movie with a potential Best Foreign Language Feature nomination pedigree. It looks to be about what causes the violence and unrest in these communities – the power of the people pulling the strings and the unending cycle of corruption that, as the movie comes to a close, keeps on chugging."
"London Boulevard" | IFC, US/UK | Dir: William Monahan; Cast: Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, Anna Friel, David Thewlis, Ray Winstone, Ben Chaplin | On VOD First | 31% Tomatometer | Variety: "London Boulevard is like a fancy, retro-styled pocket watch that someone accidentally broke and tried to reassemble with only a vague idea of clockwork."
"Cook County" | Hannover House, US | Director: David Pomes; Cast: Anson Mount, Xander Berkeley, Ryan Donowho, Polly Cole.
"Jack and Jill" | Columbia, US | Dir: Dennis Dugan; Cast: Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes, Al Pacino, Elodie Tougne, Rohan Chand, David Spade | Roger Moore: "Even by sloppy Sandler movie standards, this one's a wreck." | 17% Tomatometer.