'The Company You Keep' is an under-rated movie. It's a competent thriller that keeps its viewers interested in the proceedings. The ending might seem weak but the rest of the movie has been well shot and enacted.
A gritty tale of friendship, abuse and redemption, 'Joe' is hard-hitting film in all aspects. Tye Sheridan carries this film on his young shoulders like a seasoned pro. For Nicolas Cage, this is the kind of role that should put to rest to some of his critics.
'The Help' is an entertaining, heartfelt story revolving around the unlikely friendship of three vastly different women set in a time of unprecedented discrimination based on color. While it might get overtly emotional at times, its narrative is evenly spread with some wonderful light-hearted moments. The cast is wonderful and they really keep you engrossed in the proceedings.
Stephen Knight has made a little gem of a movie. The entire movie has been shot within the confines of a single location, which in itself is a hard enough task considering you need to keep an audience interested. It's a fantastic character study of a man who decides to own up to his one mistake. Tom Hardy as Ivan Locke is a revelation.
'The Other Woman' starts of well and keeps you interested in the proceedings for the first hour. However, during it's second hour it seems to lose focus and by the time the credits roll you're left with a relatively mild entertainer. Leslie Mann is amazing and steals most of the scenes she's in.
'The Double' is a dark comedy that is a close examination of a beat down government employee who finds his body double taking over his life. It's a clever movie that works mainly because it doesn't try to be too complex or smart and also because of some fine direction by Richard Ayoade.
'The Frozen Ground' based on true events is a competent thriller that plays out like many other movies in its genre. The wintry Alaska setting and strong performances from Cage and Cusack keep you interested as the proceedings unfold in an otherwise average movie.