May 9, 2014 in Features

Films also opening


Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in “The Railway Man.”
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• “The Railway Man” is opening – for real – after being pulled at the last minute by the distributor last week.

The film stars Colin Firth as a former prisoner of war. Nicole Kidman is the wife who’s trying to figure out why he’s come unglued. Stellan Skarsgard and Jeremy Irvine also star.

To read a review, find a link at (1:54, R for disturbing prisoner of war violence).

• “The American Nurse” is a documentary that explores the roles nurses have played.

The Village Voice called it “a documentary about genuine human decency without kitsch.” The review continues: “Carolyn Jones’ portrait of five medical caregivers walks us through day-in, day-out sacrifices without ever coming off as sentimental or aggrandizing.”

It’s playing at the Magic Lantern in honor of National Nurses Week (1:21, unrated).

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