Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What to Watch This Weekend: January 17, 2014

This romantic comedy about two divorcées (Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini) awkwardly trying to reenter the dating game stands apart from most with its natural dialogue and the lead's performances. Genre conventions are not totally absent, but the acting and writing are generally a step above its peers.

Michael B. Jordan plays Oscar Grant III in this dramatization of the last day of Oscar's life, a day when he was controversially shot by police. The film takes a fair look at the positive and negative aspects of Oscar's personality, aside from a moment that feels overly manipulative.

Like Captain Phillips, this Danish thriller focuses on a ship hijacked by Somali pirates and gives equal attention to both the captors and the captives. It was streaming back in October but mysteriously disappeared. Now it's back!

An Israeli Palestinian doctor (Ali Suliman) is shocked to learn that the perpetrator of a suicide bombing is someone very close to him. His search for insight into her reasons why is difficult, and he receives cold receptions from both his angry neighbors and the people of his homeland. The Attack examines the relationships between attackers and their targets as the doctor struggles to deal with the grief and shocking revelations of this event

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