‘The Book Thief’
A young girl escapes from the horrors of war through books. Geoffrey Rush stars. Director Brian Percival started with a solid story based on the book by Markus Zusak. It’s an examination of the battle between the thirst for knowledge and the dependency on ignorance that helped the Nazi party spread.
‘Inside Llewyn Davis’
A look at a week in the life of a folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. Because it takes such an unorthodox path, the film won’t please all audiences.
‘Out of the Furnace’
Scott Cooper’s film is the story of two brothers who through outside circumstances end up committing life-changing actions. While what they do is intriguing, it’s how Cooper looks at the forces that shape their lives that makes the movie so compelling.