Also in theaters

By Alive staff
From the August 30, 2012 edition

Alive recommends

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

First-time director Benh Zeitlin creates a breathtaking look at the life of a six-year-old and her father living in a flood-weary chunk of southern Louisiana.

4 stars

Killer Joe

Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career in the brutal, dark total-lack-of-morality tale best described as a sort of “redneck noir.”

3.5 stars

Also playing

“Celeste & Jesse Forever”

A rom-com in which Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg area a couple going through a divorce but still remain best friends despite the complications and heartbreak that comes along with it.

“Hit & Run”

Real life couple Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell dish out playful banter and Bradley Cooper is basically a modern day Drexl “It ain’t whiteboy day” Spivey from “True Romance” in this action comedy.

2.5 stars

“Premium Rush”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a fixed-gear bike messenger who’s delivering a mysterious package that bad guy Michael Shannon wants to intercept in this popcorn flick with fun ’80s cheesiness.

3 stars

Limited screenings

“Keyhole”

Filmmaker Guy Maddin spins a surreal, twisted version of “The Odyssey.” Jason Patric stars as Ulysses, a gangster with a tormented and mysterious past, who must traverse the spectral memories in the rooms of his hideout to locate Hyacinth (Isabella Rosselini). Maddin uses noir cinematography and an unorthodox approach for this revisionist take on the classic legend. “Keyhole” is preceded by Suzan Pitt’s “Visitation.”

Wexner Center for the Arts

1871 N. High St., Campus

wexarts.org

7 p.m. Thursday & Friday, Aug. 30-31

“The Magnificent Seven”

The Gateway Film Center’s Double Barrel film series concludes with “The Magnificent Seven,” a westernized adaptation of legendary Japanese filmmaker, Akira Kurosawa’s “The Seven Samurai.” A badass cast of Yul Brenner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson star in this classic, one of the greatest westerns of all time.

Gateway Film Center

1550 N. High St., Campus

gatewayfilmcenter.com

1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2 & 7 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 5