New Releases 12/23/14

Top Hits
Pride (drama/comedy, Bill Nighy. Rotten Tomatoes: 94%. Metacritic: 79. A New York Times Critic’s Pick. From Sterphen Holden’s Times review: “The classic union anthem ‘Solidarity Forever,’ sung by Pete Seeger, introduces ‘Pride,’ a stirring film about the uneasy coalition of British mineworkers and gay and lesbian activists during a labor strike in the mid-1980s. Directed by Matthew Warchus [‘Matilda the Musical’], it is the kind of hearty, blunt-force drama with softened edges that leaves audiences applauding and teary-eyed.” Read more…)

1,000 Times Good Night (drama, Juliette Binoche. Rotten Tomatoes: 74%. Metacritic: 57. From Stephen Holden’s New York Times revew: “Heroic messenger or adrenaline addict? Truth teller or vulture? In ‘1.000 Times Good Night,’ Rebecca [Juliette Binoche], a celebrated, morally self-righteous war photographer hooked on risk-taking, leads two lives that are in continual conflict. Between grueling assignments in which she faces death by venturing into the heart of the fray, camera in hand, Rebecca returns to a picture-perfect existence at her home on the Irish seacoast.” Read more…)

New British
Pride (drama/comedy, Bill Nighy, in Top Hits. Rotten Tomatoes: 94%. Metacritic: 79. A New York Times Critic’s Pick. From Sterphen Holden’s Times review: “The classic union anthem ‘Solidarity Forever,’ sung by Pete Seeger, introduces ‘Pride,’ a stirring film about the uneasy coalition of British mineworkers and gay and lesbian activists during a labor strike in the mid-1980s. Directed by Matthew Warchus [‘Matilda the Musical’], it is the kind of hearty, blunt-force drama with softened edges that leaves audiences applauding and teary-eyed.” Read more…)

New Television
Intruders: Season 1 (paranormal thriller series, Mira Sorvino. Rotten Tomatoes: 39%. Metacritic: 47.)

New Documentaries
Richard Pryor: Icon (comedy, bio, Richard Pryor)
Wagner’s Jews (history, classical music, anti-Semitism, Richard Wagner)