"Room 237" (March 29)
Rodney Ascher's buzzed-about documentary "Room 237" examines Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining," dividing itself into nine segments, each focusing on different elements within the film which aim to reveal hidden clues that hint at a bigger thematic oeuvre. It uses footage from "The Shining" and other Kubrick films (as well as discussions with Kubrick enthusiasts) and is in general a huge gift for Kubrick fans and cinema lovers. "The takeaway isn't just that 'The Shining' is a rich text, but that its richness is a paragon of the magically subjective experience that all great cinema provides," Eric Kohn wrote in his Indiewire review.
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"Somebody Up There Likes Me" (March 12)
Nick Offerman, best known as the mustachioed boss Ron Swanson on "Parks and Recreation," sticks to the deadpan, situational comedy he does so well in the 2012 SXSW breakout "Somebody Up There Likes Me." An existential comedy about the small successes and failures that make up our existence, the film also stars Keith Poulson as his best friend and Jess Weixler as the beautiful girl who comes into their lives.
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The second feature from acclaimed British director and filmmaker Eran Creevy ("Shifty"), "Welcome to the Punch" is the story of two arch-nemeses: detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy) and master criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong). When Sternwood escaped three years ago after a daring robbery, Max was left emotionally and physically scarred. But after Sternwood’s son turns up in a hospital due to a failed heist, he’s forced to return to London – giving Max his second chance to get the one criminal who got away. The thriller also stars Andrea Riseborough and Peter Mullan.
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