Time for my weekly round-up of movies I've reviewed over the previous seven days. Beginning with...
NOW IN THEATERS
* Before Midnight , the latest in the ongoing relationship series is its deepest and most emotionally fraught, and quite easily the best. Once again starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, directed by Richard Linklater.
* Man of Steel , is neither worth loving or hating. It's boring and fun and long and loud and dazzling and doltish all at the same time.
* And for the Oregonian this week: French animation gets arty in The Painting; Disney's Pete's Dragon flies back to the big screen; and a life re-examined in Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal.
WATCH IT AT HOME
* First Family , a tepid 1980 White House satire from writer/director Buck Henry and star Bob Newhart that lacks any political bite.
* Happy People: A Year in the Taiga , Werner Herzog's refashioning of a longer documentary looking at the life of fur trappers in Siberia.
* A Night to Remember , a screwball mystery with Loretta Young, released in 1942.
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