Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Our Movie Critic's Weekend Selections

Jesse Eisenberg in "The Double," in which he meets his other half.
Jesse Eisenberg in "The Double," in which he meets his other half. Magnolia Pictures

The Double An amiable surrealist joke, with Jesse Eisenberg as a shy, bumbling office drone who becomes more than a little flustered when a new employee shows up - looking pretty much exactly like Jesse Eisenberg. An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's doppelganger novella realized in brownish shades of noir. R

The Immigrant Marion Cotillard is nothing less than amazing as a destitute Pole who arrives at Ellis Island in 1921 and falls in with a smooth-talking pimp (Joaquin Phoenix). James Gray (Two Lovers, The Yards) directs this half-crazy, fascinating yarn. R

X-Men: Days of Future Past Time-travel is of the essence in this entertaining seventh installment in the series based on the Marvel comics, starring a misfit gang of mutant superheroes. Directed by Bryan Singer, with Hugh Jackman's Wolverine as the linchpin. Geeky, action-packed fun. PG-13

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