In Theaters Nov. 4

A quick look at movies opening in theaters Friday, Nov. 4:

Killing Bono (ARC Entertainment)
Directed by Nick Hamm

The late, immensely great Pete Postlethwaite gives his last performance as wisecracking landlord to a pair of losers in Hamm's rock dramedy about two brothers (Ben Barnes and Robert Sheehan) who go to high school with U2, start their own band and blow every chance while watching classmate Bono (Martin McCann) and company blow up globally. "This cleverly conceived behind-the-scenes tale features fine lead performances and enough nods to the epic group's early days to interest fans outside the U.K.," wrote Mintzer from the Taormina Film Fest. "[Hamm ] and his cast seem to have fun plunging into some of the more embarrassing '80s attitudes and hairstyles."

The Look (Kino Lorber)
Directed by Angelina Maccarone

Charlotte Rampling, the highbrow pinup who stripped for Helmut Newton and Juergen Teller and dressed in peekaboo SS garb as an S&M-fancying concentration camp survivor in Liliana Cavani's 1974 drama The Night Porter, "bares it all yet again" in this doc about her career, wrote THR's Jordan Mintzer from Cannes, "but this time in a series of compelling discussions with different artists, writers, photographers and filmmakers." Fueled by a glass of wine or two, the conversation flows freely, illuminated by scenes from Luchino Visconti's The Damned, Sidney Lumet's The Verdict, Nagisa Oshima's Max mon amour and Francois Ozon's Swimming Pool. Although it touches on Rampling's personal life (and the suicide of her sister at 23), Look is more of a cerebral rumination on a distinguished career. "It's carried almost entirely by Rampling's wit, intelligence and incredible screen presence," wrote Mintzer.

Also Opening nov. 4

Tower Heist (Universal)
Directed by Brett Ratner

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (New Line)
Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson

Young Goethe in Love (Music Box)
Directed by Philipp Stolzl

The Son of No One (Anchor Bay)
Directed by Dito Montiel

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