(PG-13) Rural Arkansas: along the Mississippi River. Two teenage boys (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland) discover a fugitive (Matthew McConaughey) looking to elude bounty hunters and link-up with his girlfriend (Reese Witherspoon). Skeptical but intrigued, the kids agree to help him. With a Mark Twain influenced ambiance, writer/director Jeff Nichols pieces together a stunning mosaic–having elements of poverty, youth, loss of innocence, love and violence. McConaughey gives a marvelous, award-worthy performance.
(R) Inspired by actual events, The Iceman follows notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Academy Award (R) nominee Michael Shannon) from his early days in the mob until his arrest for the murder of more than 100 men. Appearing to be living the American dream as a devoted husband and father; in reality Kuklinski was a ruthless killer-for-hire. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters have any clue about his real profession.
(R) A Pakistani man, who may currently be involved in a high profile hostage situation, reflects upon how his dream of fortune and glory on Wall Street turned nightmarish when the Twin Towers were attacked. A chain of extreme post-9/11 events caused him to question and change aspects of his life. Director Mira Nair's portrait of a conflicted soul, perfected embodied by Riz Ahmed, is astonishingly relevant in today's atmosphere of potential terrorism. Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber and Kiefer Sutherland co-star.