One massive new release lands in stores this week, eclipsing everything else in popular & critical acclaim. I’m referring, of course, to Slumdog Millionaire — director Danny Boyle’s Oscar-eating leviathan. It’s the kind of film it’s impossible to dislike without deep (and probably dishonest) reserves of cynicism. But if you’re sick of hearing about Slumdog, everything else on this week’s list received above-average marks… you almost can’t go wrong. We particularly enjoyed Spanish mind-bender Timecrimes.
Slumdog Millionaire – Average Tier 7.89
The story of how impoverished Indian teen Jamal Malik became a contestant on the Hindi version of “Who Wants to be A Millionaire?” — an endeavor made without prize money in mind, rather, an effort to prove his love for his friend Latika, who is an ardent fan of the show. Slumdog Millionaire @ Amazon
Tell No One – Average Tier 6.78
Eight years ago, Margot Beck has been murdered by a serial killer. If the killer has confessed eight of these murders, he has always denied to be responsible for Margot’s one. Anyway the specific mutilations found on her body made all doubts disappear… Ne le dis à personne @ Amazon
Timecrimes – Average Tier 6.02
A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences. Timecrimes @ Amazon