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Movies of the Week: January 24, 2013

Devil's Knot

Devil's Knot is a 2013 biographical crime-drama thriller film directed by Atom Egoyan. The film is based on a true story as told in Mara Leveritt's 2002 book of the same name, concerning three teenagers known as the West Memphis Three, who were convicted for killing three young boys and subsequently sentenced to life in prison.[1] The movie was produced by Paul Harris Boardman, Elizabeth Fowler, Clark Peterson, Richard Saperstein and Christopher Woodrow, and stars Reese Witherspoon, Kevin Durand, Stephen Moyer, Colin Firth, Elias Koteas and Bruce Greenwood. The movie's world premiere was held at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

The Great Beauty

The Great Beauty (Italian: La grande bellezza) is a 2013 Italian film directed by Paolo Sorrentino. It is a co-production between the Italian Medusa Film and Indigo Film and the French Babe Films, with support from Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Pathé. Filming took place in Rome starting on 9 August 2012.[3][4] It premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival where it was screened in competition for the Palme d'Or.[5] It was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival[6] and at the 2013 Reykjavik European Film Festival. The film has been selected as the Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards,[7] and was nominated.[8]

I, Frankenstein

I, Frankenstein is an upcoming 2014 Australian fantasy action film written and directed by Stuart Beattie, based on the graphic novel and original screenplay by Kevin Grevioux. It stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Socratis Otto, Jai Courtney and Kevin Grevioux.


Whitewash is a Canadian drama film, released in 2013.[1] Directed by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais and written by Hoss-Desmarais and Marc Tulin, the film stars Thomas Haden Church as Bruce, an unemployed snowplow driver in rural Quebec who accidentally kills a man on a late-night drunken joyride. The film's cast also includes Anie Pascale, Marc Labrèche, Isabelle Nélisse, Geneviève Laroche, Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais and Vincent Hoss-Desmarais.

The film garnered two Canadian Screen Award nominations at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Labrèche) and Best Original Screenplay (Hoss-Desmarais and Tulin).[2] Hoss-Desmarais also won the award for Best New Narrative Director at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival,[1] and was nominated for Best Director at the 2013 Directors Guild of Canada awards.[3]