Indie Weekend: ‘Post Tenebras Lux,’ ‘Blue Jasmine,’ ‘Jug Face,’ ‘Lovelace’

'Post Tenebras Lux' at The Texas Theatre
‘Post Tenebras Lux’ at The Texas Theatre

The Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson opened last night (more on that later), and will, I hope, soon be another location where independent films can be enjoyed from time to time. Meanwhile, four fictional features open:

  • ‘Post Tenebras Lux.’  Critically-acclaimed film by Carlos Reygadas about an upscale family that moves to the countryside. In 35mm. Not previewed. (The Texas Theatre)
  • ‘Blue Jasmine.’ Woody Allen’s sometimes brilliant, sometimes maddening film about the 1%, featuring an outstanding performance by Cate Blanchett. Recommended highlyreviewed here. (Landmark Magnolia, Cinemark West Plano)
  • ‘Jug Face.’ A horror movie about a small town that periodically sacrifices one of its citizens  to appease a local god. Not previewed. (Landmark Inwood)
  • ‘Lovelace.’ Amanda Seyfried does very fine work in a film that is more interested in turning up its nose than in revealing the truth. Not recommended; reviewed here. (Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano, AMC Stonebriar, Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley)

Opening in wide release:

  • ‘Elysium.’ Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and Sharlto Copley star in a new slice of social science fiction from ‘District 9’ writer and director Neill BlomkampRecommended; reviewed here.
  • ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.’ A sequel, apparently intended for young adults. Not previewed.
  • Planes.’ Disney spins off Pixar’s not-so-beloved ‘Cars’ franchise. Not previewed.
  • We’re the Millers.’ Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston is an R-rated road trip comedy. Not previewed.
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