Pick of the Litter – November 2015


BLOCKBUSTER OF THE MONTH

Spectre

Spectre

(MGM/Columbia) Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Monica Bellucci. With the success of Skyfall, setting the new franchise box office record, James Bond is back and stronger than ever. Here he discovers that a sinister criminal organization has ties to his own past as his search for answers leads to places that he doesn’t want to go while MI6 is undergoing tribulations of its own. Bond films are always greeting with heavy anticipation with the fans; this one has a higher bar than usual to live up to but has most of the behind-the-camera team returning to give it the opportunity to break some records of its own. November 6

INDEPENDENT PICKS

What Our Fathers Did A Nazi Legacy

What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy

(Oscilloscope Laboratories) Niklas Frank, Philippe Sands, Horst von Wachter. The children of Nazi Germany were not all Hitler Youth; some were the sons (and daughters) of men who committed terrible atrocities against humanity, or men who did nothing while those atrocities were committed. Some of these children, now old men and women, have never come to terms with the actions of their fathers, while others have become embittered. Still others have learned to accept what their fathers have done and have moved on. This moving documentary looks at the effects of these men on their children which reverberate in their lives and those around them even to this day. November 6

Shelter

Shelter

(Screen Media) Jennifer Connolly, Anthony Mackie, Amy Hargreaves, Bruce Altman. Two homeless people in New York City find each other and find love in the most extraordinary of circumstances. This, actor Paul Bettany’s first film as writer and director, couples powerful performances from Connolly and Mackie and a timeless story of the power of human will in the face of adversity to make a movie that may well be one of the most powerful films to hit theaters this month. November 13

Kilo Two Bravo

Kilo Two Bravo

(Honora) David Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle, Benjamin O’Mahony. A British army squad, fighting in Afghanistan finds themselves literally caught in a minefield. With one of their number already down, they are trapped in a dried riverbed with no way out other than through courage and sacrifice of the sort most people will never have to face. This taut war suspense thriller was nominated for a BAFTA and is based on an incredible true story. November 13

Spotlight

Spotlight

(Open Road) Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber. A team of investigative reporters for the Boston Globe that called themselves Spotlight became aware of a story involving Catholic priests molesting young boys and then being quietly moved from parish to parish without the knowledge of the parishioners who would entrust the care of their sons to these pedophiles. The ore they dug, to the shock of the reporters – many of them Catholic themselves – the greater the dimension of the story grew. This festival favorite which is now getting some Oscar buzz is based on the true story that shook the Roman Catholic church to its very core. November 20

Stink!

Stink!

(Area23a) Jon J. Whelan, Leonard Lance, Cal Dooley. It all began with a Christmas present; a pair of child’s pajamas with a strange odor when they were taken out of the package. A single dad decides to look into this; calls the manufacturer and is shocked to discover that some of the chemicals that go into the pajamas are “proprietary.” This takes him on a crusade to take on the trillion dollar chemical industry and find out what precisely we are putting on our bodies – and in them. November 27

 

November 2015


Spectre

NOVEMBER 4, 2015

Brooklyn – Limited
In Jackson Heights – Limited

NOVEMBER 5, 2015

MI-5 – New York City/Los Angeles

NOVEMBER 6, 2015

The Peanuts Movie
Spectre

Room – Expanding Wide
Barista – Limited
The Condemned 2 – Limited
The Hallow – Limited
Hot Sugar’s Cold World – New York City
In the Basement – New York City
Lost in the Sun – Limited
Love – Limited
Miss You Already – Limited
Of Men and War – Limited
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict – Limited
Sembene! – New York City
Spotlight – Limited
Theeb – Limited
Trumbo – Limited
What Our Fathers Did: A Nazi Legacy – Limited
The Woods – Limited

NOVEMBER 13, 2015

The 33
Love the Coopers

Spotlight – Expanding Release
By the Sea – Limited
Condemned – Limited
Entertainment – Limited
Heist – Limited
Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words – Limited
James White – Limited
Kilo Two Bravo – Limited
Man Up – Limited
Mia Madre – Limited
My All-American – Limited
Rise – Limited
Shelter – Limited
Song of Lahore – Limited
Steve McQueen: The Man and LeMans – Limited

NOVEMBER 16, 2015

13:13 – Limited

NOVEMBER 18, 2015

Democrats – Limited

NOVEMBER 20, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
The Night Before

Spotlight – Expanding Wide
#Horror – Limited
Altered Minds – Limited
Carol – Limited
Censored Voices – Limited
Criminal Activities – Limited
I Am Thor – Limited
Kingdom of Shadows – Limited
Legend – New York City/Los Angeles
Mediterranea – Limited
Mustang – New York City
We Are Twisted F*cking Sister – Limited

NOVEMBER 25, 2015

Creed
The Good Dinosaur
Victor Frankenstein

Legend – Expands to Limited Release
Secret in Their Eyes – Expands Wide

Janis: Little Girl Blue – Limited
Killing Them Safely – Limited
Stink! – Limited
Submerged – Limited
Very Semi-Serious – Limited

NOVEMBER 27, 2015

Bolshoi Babylon – Limited
The Danish Girl – Limited
Iraqi Odyssey – Limited
Tamasha – Limited