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Moviegoers have a range of options this weekend, including many films from the festival circuit.
David Ayer‘s End of Watch, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena and Anna Kendrick, follows two young officers who get in trouble after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a cartel during a routine traffic stop.The movie recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Meanwhile, Emma Watson stars in Stephen Chbosky‘s Perks of Being a Wallflower, which also debuted at Toronto earlier this month. The romance-drama centers in an introvert freshman who is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
Read what The Hollywood Reporter‘s film critics have to say about all the films opening this weekend, and find out how they are expected to perform at the box office.
End of Watch
David Ayer returns to his home turf with a Jake Gyllenhaal-led pro-cop story set in South Central Los Angeles. Read John DeFore’s review here.
Futuristic lawman returns in superior sci-fi action thriller scripted by Alex Garland. Read Stephen Dalton’s review here.
Trouble with the Curve
Opposite Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman, Clint Eastwood scores as an actor in his first film directed by someone other than himself in nearly two decades. Read Todd McCarthy’s review here.
First feature from Delphine and Muriel Coulin is a far-fetched and inadvertently funny film about a group of teenage girls purposely trying to get pregnant. Read Jordan Mintzer’s review here.
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
In debut doc, Lisa Immordino Vreeland celebrates the grandmother-in-law she never met. Read John DeFore’s review here.
The devastating effects of head injuries in sports are detailed in Steve James’ wrenching documentary. Read Frank Scheck’s review here.
How to Survive a Plague
Words like “important” and “inspiring” tend too often to be meaninglessly attached to non-fiction filmmaking, but in the case of David France’s compelling snapshot of a revolutionary period in AIDS treatment, they are amply justified. Read David Rooney’s review here.
Radio Unnameable (on Wed.)
Paul Lovelace and Jessica Wolfson’s documentary follows New Yorker Bob Fass, host of a long-running NYC radio show. Read John DeFore’s review here.
Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Dev Patel, Lili Taylor and Heather Graham star in this supposedly myth-busting chronicle of a young woman’s absorption into the adult-film industry. Read David Rooney’s review here.
The British psycho-drama marks the big-screen directorial debut of TV veteran Bryn Higgins, and follows the toxic relationship between a teenage boy and a loan shark. Read Neil Young’s review here.
The Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best
Ryan O’Nan directs and stars in a road movie — alongside Michael Weston, Melissa Leo and Arielle Kebbel — that gets by on personality. Read John DeFore’s review here.
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