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Reeled & Stream: 'Resolution' takes viewers on strange journey

October 31, 2013

YellowBrix

Oct. 31--Pick o' the week: "Resolution" (not rated) Story is intriguing enough when it seems to be only about a man trying to detox his best friend. When the film takes an unexpected turn, it is impossible to not follow the strange new journey. A-

"Before Midnight" (R) Fans of the Jesse and C line story that started in 1994 with "Before Sunrise" and was followed in 2004 with "Before Sunset" will be giddy over this sequel, easily the best in the trilogy. Some of the most eloquent, exquisite dialogue ever captured on film has been the centerpiece of the collaboration between director Richard Linklater and stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. A-

"The Conjuring" (R) Loaded with acting talent who make the story plausible, there are enough genuinely frightening elements to make even the most skeptical believe. B

"Dead in Tombstone" (R) Faustrian Western has a nice look to it but for those desperate for new films in the genre, keep looking. The film is all show and no go. C

"A Hijacking" (R) Long before "Captain Phillips" docked in theaters, this Danish film about a cargo ship and its crew taken captive by Somali pirates is harrowing, believable and fascinating. A-

"The Internship" (PG-13) Lightning did not strike twice in reteaming Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn after their hilarious bond in "Wedding Crashers." When seeing the inner sanctum of Google headquarters is the best part of the film, something is terribly wrong. C

"Maniac" (unrated) Elijah Wood's recent tendency to play sociopaths and scumbags couldn't be more contrived than this mess. Told from the perspective of the killer -- literally -- it's nothing but one tedious slaying after another. D

"Only God Forgives" (R) Ryan Gosling and director Nicolas Winding Refn, who also collaborated on "Drive," strike out on this muddled gangster movie that will sadly be seen by far more people than "Resolution." The title here is remarkably accurate. I can't forgive the filmmakers for the time I lost watching this film. F

"The Way Way Back" (PG-13) Clever coming-of-age film doesn't quite live up to its potential but is nonetheless endearing. B

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