Also in Theaters

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

A quick look at films opening in theaters Nov. 30 and Dec. 2.

Shame (Dec. 2, Fox Searchlight)
Directed by Steve McQueen

This film about sex addiction is "driven by a brilliant, ferocious performance by Michael Fassbender," wrote THR's Todd McCarthy from Telluride, "as jolting as a strong whiff of ammonia." Carey Mulligan's performance as the hero's sister is "nearly as excruciating as it is exquisite."

Sleeping Beauty (Dec. 2, IFC)
Directed by Julia Leigh

A soporific fable about a somnolent hooker who services men in her sleep. "Psychosexual twaddle," wrote David Rooney from Cannes.

Coriolanus (Dec. 2, Weinstein)
Directed by Ralph Fiennes

Fiennes stars in Shakespeare's tragedy about a misanthropic tyrant. "Tough, violent and moving," wrote Ray Bennett. "It could be sold as a straightforward action picture and should not put off those who find Shakespeare daunting."

Outrage (Dec. 2, Magnolia)
Directed by Takeshi Kitano

Kitano's yakuza flick is "arguably his best in a decade," wrote Maggie Lee from the Croisette, "with humor as mean and dry as a straight-up martini."

Khodorkovsky (Nov. 30, Kino Lorber)
Directed by Cyril Tuschi

This saga of an oil billionaire jailed by Russia's prime minister, Vladimir Putin, wrote Neil Young from Berlin, is "an accessible behind-the-headlines doc and one of the festival's most-talked-about films."

Also opening Dec. 2

Pastorela (Lionsgate)
Directed by Emilio Portes

Watching TV With the Red Chinese (Roam)
Directed by Shimon Dotan

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