This Week In Film…

Friday, November 4 – Thursday, November 10

In the future we will have reviews — for now we’re just letting you know the movies that we think are worth watching.

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Capote
The Critics have been raving about this movie and the amazing performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman. I can’t say that I’ve ever seen anything less than brilliant from him and I have been looking forward to this movie for some time now. [View Trailer]

Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr, Mark Pellegrino, Bruce Greenwood. Directed by Bennet Miller. Rated R.

Paradise Now
This independent film is about a couple of suicide bombers — who have been friends since childhood — on a mission to Tel Aviv to sacrifice their future for a cause they barely understand. This film is sure to be controversial to some due to its humanizing of suicide bombers, however, the Palestinian director has also been praised by critics for maintaining a nonpartisan stance. Filming on location in the West Bank should add to authenticity and emotions. [View Trailer]

Starring Kais Nashef, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Hiam Abbass, Amer Hlehel. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad. Rated PG-13.

Jarhead
Many of us have been anxiously waiting for this movie to be released. Though reviews have been mixed, there’s not much that could keep me from seeing this film. [View Trailer]

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Peter Sarsgaard, Laz Alonso and Matthew Atherton. Directed by Sam Mendes. Rated R.