The Other Guys

FIPHD1iOek65hl6LdUL2HQThe Magic Mike and Terminator sequels have already opened, and are doubtless neck-and-neck for box-office primacy over the holiday weekend. But there are other movies arriving in town, and you might want to see them too:

Deep Web: Alex Winter’s documentary looks at the arrest and trial of Ross Ulbricht, founder of the Silk Road website. And like Winter’s Napster documentary Downloaded, there’s much more to the case than you may have heard.

Infinitely Polar Bear: Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana are terrific in Maya Forbes’ autobiographical tale of a family struggling with one member’s bipolar disorder. And the Marvel Universe juice of Bruce Banner courting Gamora can’t hurt it with audiences.

Madame Bovary: Glenn wasn’t terribly impressed with Sophie Barthes’ “glacial and predictable” Flaubert adaptation, one of two Bovary movies that came to TIFF last year. (I caught the other one, and it was okay.)

She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry: Susan has some issues with the choices documentarian Mary Dore makes in her history of American feminism, but ultimately feels it’s a good starting point for the next generation of activists.

Suite Francaise: For some reason I keep thinking this is the latest in Cedric Klapisch’s Auberge Espagnole series. In fact, it’s a thriller starring Michelle Williams as a woman in occupied Paris drawn to a Nazi (Matthias Schoenaerts). Jose is surprised to find it palatable.

Uncertain Terms: Nathan Silver’s microbudget study of an older man (David Dahlbom) bonding with a mother-to-be (India Menuez) at a retreat for pregnant teens is so delicate as to be almost insubstantial, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

And there we go. Enjoy the weekend, get some sun, and let’s hope it actually turns into summer at some point.

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