With a great cast, featuring Viggo Mortensen, Kiera Knightly and Michael Fassbender, A Dangerous Method, is the pick of the week. Although, considering the star power and the fact that it’s directed by David Cronenberg, an average tier of just over 5 might be considered a disappointment. At any rate, it’s better than one of the films unbelievably nominated for Best Picture this year: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Criticker users thoroughly rejected this it as manipulative tripe, starring a whimsical child who carries a tambourine and is going to grow into the most obnoxious teenager of all time. But, you can judge for yourself… someone must have liked it.
On the eve of WWI, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, the film takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung (Fassbender), his mentor Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), and Sabina Spielrein (Knightley), the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross (Cassel), a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries. (beyondhollywood.com)
A Dangerous Method @ Amazon
A nine-year-old amateur inventor, jewelry designer, astrophysicist, tambourine player, and pacifist searches New York for the lock that matches a mysterious key left by his father when he was killed in the September 11 attacks.
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close @ Amazon
Playing around while aboard a cruise ship, the Chipmunks and Chipettes accidentally go overboard and end up marooned in a tropical paradise. They discover their new turf is not as deserted as it seems.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked @ Amazon
Independent film maverick. Trailblazing writer/director who takes chances with style and script. Inspirational humanist. Box-office success. Indie filmmaker from the 1970s or 1990s? No: Roger Corman! (mubi.com)
Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel @ Amazon