Out Now – 18th February 2011

At the end of an odd week of sporadic film releases, there are just a handful of films out today. They still manage to run the gamut from awful to awesome though.

Inside Job
From what I’ve read, and I’ve read at least two things, this documentary about the recent financial meltdown in the western world is an overlooked gem. Just how wide its nationwide release is, I’m not sure but I blindly recommend seeing it if you get the chance. If you don’t it will be on More4 before long, probably.

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
If you’ve ever wanted to watch the life story of a tween pop sensation on the big screen, and in 3D then you are in luck. If, however, you have the teeniest sliver of good taste you’d probably rather watch Big Momma’s: Like Father, Like Son.

Confessions (limited release)
“A psychological thriller of a grieving mother turned cold-blooded avenger with a twisty master plan to pay back those who were responsible for her daughter’s death.” Good reviews and a shortlisting at the Oscars mean this might be worth the hunt.

Day for Night (limited release)
A re-release from the BFI is a 1973 french film about a director struggling to complete his movie.

Art house cinemas and documentaries win out this week.