10 movies to see this weekend: Bridesmaids, Meek’s Cutoff, The Double Hour
Bridesmaids - A fem-centric spin on the Apatow formula has more than enough to keep you engaged. Dir. Paul Feig. 2011. R. 125mins. Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Chris O’Dowd, Jon Hamm.
The Double Hour - An Italian brain-twister has style to burn. Dir. Giuseppe Capotondi. 2009. N/R. 95mins. In Italian with subtitles. Ksenia Rappoport, Filippo Timi, Antonia Truppo, Michele Di Mauro, Gaetano Bruno.
Enemies of the People - Restraint makes a documentary on the Khmer Rouge even more devastating. Dirs. Rob Lemkin and Thet Sambath. 2009. 93mins. In English and subtitled Khmer. Documentary.
Everything Must Go - Will Ferrell acts his age for once in this modestly affecting indie. Dir. Dan Rush. 2010. R. 97mins. Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Christopher Jordan Wallace, Michael Peña.
Forks Over Knives - A documentary makes the case for veganism. Dir. Lee Fulkerson. 2010. PG. 96mins. Documentary.
Go for It! - A Chicago-set coming-of-age dance film goes through the motions. Dir. Carmen Marron. 2010. PG-13. 83mins. Aimee Garcia, Al Bandiero, Jossara Jinaro.
Hesher - Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes an unconvincing lowlife in this thrash-metal therapy drama. Dir. Spencer Susser. 2010. R. 100mins. Devin Brochu, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rainn Wilson, Natalie Portman, Piper Laurie.
Make Believe - A documentary magically reappropriates the Spellbound formula. Dir. J. Clay Tweel. 2010. N/R. 88mins. Documentary.
Meek’s Cutoff - Kelly Reichardt hits the Oregon Trail for a devastating minimalist western. Dir. Kelly Reichardt. 2010. PG. 104mins. Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Rod Rondeaux, Will Patton, Shirley Henderson, Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Neal Huff, Tommy Nelson.
Mia and the Migoo - An animated oddity is strictly Miyazaki lite. Dir. Jacques-Rémy Girerd. 2008. N/R. 92mins. Voices of Garance Lagraa, Dany Boon, Wallace Shawn, John DiMaggio, Matthew Modine.