What will you be watching this weekend? Here are nine films now in theaters or available to stream.
Dir. Mike Cahill, USA | Fox Searchlight
Cast: Michael Pitt, Brit Marling, Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Archie Panjabi
51% Fresh | New York Times: "It may blow your mind, but only if you’re not in the habit of using it."
Read our interview with Mike Cahill
Dir. Michel Gondry, France | Drafthouse Films
Cast: Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Omar Sy, Aissa Maiga
54% Fresh | New York Magazine: "An elaborate, endless clown-car of whirligig contraptions and unreal images, with little bursts of romantic melancholy peeking out here and there."
Wish I Was Here
Dir. Zach Braff, USA | Focus Features
Cast: Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad
36% Fresh | Salon.com: "It is sometimes maudlin, sometimes trivial and sometimes very moving, but never less than achingly sincere."
Dir. Peter Engert, USA | Image Entertainment
Cast: Edward Furlong, Monica Keena, Andre Royo
46% Fresh | New York Times: "Essentially, we’re watching dead people refuse to lie down, yet the acting isn’t terrible, and Scott Winig’s photography is satisfyingly bleak and grimy." (Also available on VOD)
The Purge: Anarchy
Dir. James DeMonaco, USA | Universal
Cast: Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Michael K. Williams, Zach Gilford
56% Fresh | Village Voice: "Grillo’s performance will make you wonder why he didn’t start headlining movies like this before turning 50."
Dir. Michael Rossato-Bennett, USA | BOND/360
62% Fresh | Village Voice: "Compellingly conveys how music – so intimately wedded to our emotions, and experiences – can help the severely ill elderly reconnect with themselves."
Dir. Ari Folman, France and Israel | Drafthouse Films
Cast: Robin Wright, Jonn Hamm, Paul Giamatti, Danny Huston, Harvey Keitel
85% Fresh | Time Out: "Ari Folman takes a determined stride into the past with this dizzying, disjointed, always fascinating live action-animation hybrid."
Read our review and interview with Ari Folman
The Immigrant (on Netflix)
Dir. James Gray, USA | The Weinstein Company
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner
87% Fresh | San Francisco Chronicle: "An astonishingly beautiful, irresistibly grim movie."
Dir. Jeremy Snead, USA | Variance Films
IGN Movies: "Despite some organizational issues, ‘Video Games: The Movie’ is an informative and entertaining look at the birth of the medium we know and love."