Synopsis: A washed up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he prepares to mount a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim past glory.
L.A. Weekly's Amy Nicholson, Salt Lake City Weekly's Scott Renshsaw, and the Memphis Flyer's Chris McCoy were recognized.
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This October weekend is filled with cinephile's riches, from a serious Oscar contender to a Sundance hit satire. Here's what to see, and what to think twice about before you do.
Michael Keaton nabs the role of a lifetime in Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu's wonderfully strange look at an aging actor fighting to stay relevant.
Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu goes "Gravity" with a simulated single-take story, and gets the award race off to a running start.