New releases 4/12/16

Top Hits
About Scout (family/drama, India Innenga. Rotten Tomatoes: 40%. From Neil Genzlinger’s New York Times review: “‘About Scout’ is another entry in the “charming road movie” genre, one that banks a little too heavily on charm and not enough on story. The two young leads pair engagingly, though, and the screenwriter and director, Laurie Weltz, surrounds them with name actors in small roles, a sweet reversal of the usual casting structure.” Read more…)

New Foreign
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (France, thriller, Freya Mavor. Rotten Tomatoes: 80%.)

New American Back Catalog (post-1960)
Playing for Keeps (1986, comedy/musical, Marisa Tomei. From Caryn James’ 1986 New York Times review [requires log-in]: “For all its superficial hipness, this is at heart a hokey film that never grows beyond the level of a kids’ fantasy. The characters are playing grown-up, with a big house and a small town as props, but their dream is a slightly older version of children’s wanting to be the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew. You know they’ll win over the belligerent townspeople and save the community from the bad businessmen who want to turn the land into a chemical waste dump. ” Read more…)

New British
London Spy (espionage mini-series, Ben Whishaw)

New TV
The Big Bang Theory: Seasons 2, 3 & 4

New Documentaries
Matthew Barney: No Restraint (art, Matthew Barney, Bjork)

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