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Weekend Movie Guide: A Serious Man is Must-See

by Anne Thompson
October 3, 2009 4:46 AM
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Cinephile Must-Sees
A Serious Man
Tomatometer 86% Metascore 74
This dark Jewish comedy was the best movie I saw in Toronto; top-notch Coens.

Bright Star
Tomatometer 84 % Metascore 82
Director Jane Campion (The Piano) doesn't hit you over the head with anything in Bright Star, a subtle, poignant, controlled, gorgeously-made movie. Sit back and enjoy.

Capitalism: A Love Story
Tomatometer 72% Metascore 60
Michael Moore may throw everything but the kitchen sink into this agit-prop political diatribe, but nonetheless he delivers a moving, provocative and yes, educational entertainment.

Fun for Boys
Zombieland
Tomatometer 89% Metascore 72
This horror comedy starring Woody Harrelson not only wowed the fan boys at Fantastic Fest, but the critics. It's already the number one movie this weekend. If mowing down the undead in clever and amusing ways is your idea of a good time...

Fun for Girls
Whip It
Tomatometer 82% Metascore 67
Producer-director-star Drew Barrymore's female empowerment movie is an American Bend it Like Beckham on skates. The coming-of-age comedy is also impeccably cast, from Ellen Page and her roller derby buddies to parents Marcia Gay Harden and Danny Stern.

1 Comment

  • The Playlist | October 4, 2009 5:51 AMReply

    Glad to see others championing Bright Star. It's one of the year's best and getting overlooked. If Inglourious or Precious get a nomination before it, I will personally burn down the Academy.

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