Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Our Movie Critic's Weekend Selections

Christian Bale (left) and Casey Affleck are brothers facing hard times in the Rust Belt drama "Out of the Furnace."
Christian Bale (left) and Casey Affleck are brothers facing hard times in the Rust Belt drama "Out of the Furnace." KERRY HAYES
Out of the Furnace Casey Affleck and Christian Bale are brothers facing hard times and hard choices in this gripping Rust Belt noir. A solemn, blood-soaked drama about broken dreams. Cue the Springsteen. R

Nebraska Bruce Dern in a career-defining performance as an ornery coot who believes he's won a $1 million prize, and heads from Montana to Nebraska to claim it. His son (Will Forte) reluctantly tags along, in Alexander Payne's funny, poignant road movie. In black-and-white. A gem. R

Steven Rea Inquirer Movie Columnist and Critic
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