Also In Theaters

Sony Pictures Classics

Award-season kicks into gear for the multiplex set this week as three films with serious Oscar buzz open in select venues.

A Dangerous Method (Sony Pictures Classics)
Directed by David Cronenberg

An all-true tale of kinky sex and Jung's oedipal trouble with Freud. "Precise, lucid and thrillingly disciplined," wrote THR's Todd McCarthy, "this story of boundary testing in the early days of psychoanalysis is thrillingly brought to life by Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender."

The Artist (Weinstein)
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius

This silent black-and-white movie is "a playful, lightly melancholy tale [about] a young actress whose career takes off in sound pictures just as that of a veteran male star declines," wrote McCarthy from Cannes.

My Week With Marilyn (Weinstein)
Directed by Simon Curtis

"The luminous Michelle Williams gives a layered performance [as Marilyn Monroe] that goes beyond impersonation," wrote THR's David Rooney. "She gets us on intimate terms with one of Hollywood's most enduring and tragic icons. If much of what surrounds her in … is less nuanced, her work alone keeps the movie entertaining."

Arthur Christmas (Sony)
Directed by Sarah Smith

THR's Michael Rechtshaffen called this Aardman film "an endlessly amusing 3D, CG-animated yuletide romp with lively innovation at every turn."

Also Opening Nov. 23

Hugo (Paramount)
Directed by Martin Scorsese

The Muppets (Disney)
Directed by James Bobin´╗┐