May 18, 2012 in Features

‘Albert Nobbs’ odd but charming

Philadelphia Inquirer
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“Albert Nobbs”: Oscar-nominated for her turn as a 19th-century Irish hotel butler – a small, fearful character whose whole life has been a lie – Glenn Close wrings surprising poignancy out of this odd, and oddly charming, film. (1:43, R for some sexuality, brief nudity and language) • • •

“Chronicle: The Lost Footage Edition”: Smart, fun, and increasingly dark, this reality-grounded sci-fi tale finds three high school friends climbing into a hole – and emerging with telekinetic powers. But instead of using their newfound abilities to fight crime, they just do what guys in high school would do if they could levitate stuff and crush stuff and hurl stuff through the air. (1:23, PG-13 for intense action and violence, thematic material, some language, sexual content and teen drinking) • • • 1/2

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