Reviews of 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,' 'The F Word' and 'When the Game Stands Tall' Lead Our Film Roundup
Published Aug 22, 2014Another Friday means another Film Review Roundup! Below you'll find a handful of must-read film reviews of new movies hitting the big screen this week. Pop some popcorn, get comfortable and click through our roundup to learn our reviewers' opinions on all the films your friends are talking about. Let us help decide on a feature presentation for movie night this weekend.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is the long-awaited follow-up to 2005's comic book blockbuster Sin City. With a star-studded cast featuring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke and Josh Brolin, and with a sleek, black-and-white, graphic novel aesthetic, this film is intriguing by looks alone. Read our review to see if the film stands up to its 2005 predecessor.
Catch Daniel Radcliffe's latest performance as a love-struck med school dropout in The F Word. This "let's just be friends" romantic comedy strays from the genre's typical, stale structure; follow the link to see what we mean. Sports fans will want to read our review of When the Game Stands Tall, an inspirational tale about how one football team's dedication and teamwork launched them into success. If you're in the mood for a wholesome, moving story with a happy ending, look no further.
When a couple struggling to stay together retreat to a cottage to settle their dispute, they find something strange in the guesthouse that sets their relationship even further off-balance. That's the premise for Charlie McDowell's film The One I Love; our reviewer calls McDowell's feature film debut "braver than most films coming from veteran filmmakers." See why at the link above. Then, read our review of Señoritas, a bleak series of vignettes about an isolated group of youths. Our reviewer will tell you whether it's a poignant statement on growing up, or if it's a banal bummer of a film.
Finally, what happens when the creator of critically-acclaimed dramatic TV series Mad Men tackles a painfully honest silver screen dramedy featuring comedic key players like Owen Wilson, Amy Poehler and Zach Galifianakis? Our review of Are You Here will tell you just that.
If you're still looking for more, head over to our Recently Reviewed section for more reviews of the weekend's new films.