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FILM: September/October films on my radar

The Rum Diary
starring Johnny Depp
based on novel by Hunter S. Thompson
— an American journalist working in Puerto Rico during the 1950s seeks a balance between island culture and the ex-patriots

The Ides of March
starring Ryan Gosling and George Clooney
–idealism. dirty politics. Ryan Gosling.

Moneyball
starring Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill
–story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball team using computer-generated analysis to draft players

Machine Gun Preacher
starring Gerard Butler
–story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker tough guy who became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese child-soldiers

Margaret
starring Anna Paquin, Matt Damon, Mark Ruffalo, Allison Janney
–a woman witnesses a bus accident and the question of whether or not it was intentional affects many people’s lives.

50/50
starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogan
–comedy about a young man’s battle with cancer

Martha Marcy May Marlene
starring Elizabeth Olson
–a woman flees an abusive cult

The Skin I Live In
starring Antonio Banderas
written and directed by Pedro Almodovar
–a plastic surgeon creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage

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