In Theaters February 2012

The FreeStyle Lifelists 15 great films opening in theaters February 2012.
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1.
Kill List (2011)
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Nearly a year after a botched job, a hitman takes a new assignment with the promise of a big payoff for three killings. What starts off as an easy task soon unravels, sending the killer into the heart of darkness. (95 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
“ Kill List - February 3rd
Out of work since his last job went bad, hit man Jay (Neil Maskell) is an ex-military man languishing in strained suburban domesticity with his wife Shel (Anna Buring) and young son. When Jay and his old army pal and partner in crime Gal (Michael Smiley) take on a new assignment, their seemingly routine job begins to spin out of their control with devastating consequences. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
2.
W.E. (2011)
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The affair between King Edward VIII and American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and a contemporary romance between a married woman and a Russian security guard. (119 mins.)
Director: Madonna
“ W.E. - February 3rd
King Edward's abdication from the throne and his marriage to American socialite Wallis Simpson in 1936 continues to be a taboo topic amongst the British. Never one to shy away from controversy, Madonna tells Simpson's side of the story and anchors it to modern times by exploring the unique connection one New York woman has with the Duchess of Windsor. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
3.
In Darkness (2011)
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A dramatization of one man's rescue of Jewish refugees in the German-occupied Polish city of Lvov. (145 mins.)
“ In Darkness - February 10th
Based on a true story, in the city of Lvov, sewage worker and part time burglar Leopold Socha agrees to shelter a group of Jewish refugees in Nazi-occupied Poland. However, what starts off as a cold business arrangement, gradually evolves into something much deeper. In Darkness is a 2012 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Nominee. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
4.
Perfect Sense (2011)
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A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. (92 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
“ Perfect Sense - February 10th
A chef and a scientist fall in love as a global pandemic begins to erase people's sensory perceptions. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
5.
The Dish & the Spoon (2011)
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Reeling from her husband's affair, Rose collides with a marooned teenager in a boarded-up Delaware beach town. (92 mins.)
Director: Alison Bagnall
“ The Dish and the Spoon - February 10th
Devastated by her husband's affair, a young woman (Greta Gerwig) strikes up an unlikely friendship with a British teenager in a Delaware beach town. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
6.
Return (2011)
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A soldier returns to her family, friends, and old job after a tour of duty, though she finds herself struggling to find her place in her everyday life. (97 mins.)
Director: Liza Johnson
“ Return - February 10th
Linda Cardellini delivers a stunning performance as a soldier who returns home to Ohio after finishing her National Reserve duty in Iraq, only to find herself alienated from her friends, family, and community. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
7.
Rampart (2011)
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Set in 1999 Los Angeles, veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, works to take care of his family, and struggles for his own survival. (108 mins.)
Director: Oren Moverman
“ Rampart - February 10th
Set in the late '90s against the backdrop of Los Angeles' infamous Rampart scandal , one of the largest police misconduct cases in US history, a dirty LAPD officer (Woody Harrelson) attempts to preserve his twisted notion of law enforcement and salvage his crumbling private life. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
8.
The Turin Horse (2011)
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A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse. (146 mins.)
“ The Turin Horse - February 10th
In the winter of 1889, Friedrich Nietzche famously stopped a horse from being beaten by a farmer in Turin, Italy. The incident is believed by some to have triggered the German philosopher's mental breakdown, but the lives of the horse and its master have remained a mystery. Gorgeously shot in black and white, Béla Tarr's final film reimagines the farmer's side of the story and explores what compelled him to attack his horse. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
9.
Michael (2011)
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Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement. (96 mins.)
“ Michael - February 15th
This disturbing drama from writer/director Markus Schleinzer centers around five months in the lives of a pedophile and the 10 year old boy he keeps locked in his basement. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
10.
Bullhead (2011)
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Sint-Truiden, Belgium. Jacky, a young cattle farmer who is constantly pumped on steroids and hormones, is approached by a veterinarian to make a deal with a notorious beef trader. (129 mins.)
“ Bullhead - February 17th
When a Belgian cattle farmer makes a dirty deal with notorious beef trader, he sets in motion a chain of events that are beyond his control. Bullhead is a 2012 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Nominee. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
11.
On the Ice (2011)
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In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend. (96 mins.)
“ On the Ice - February 17th
In the frozen tundra of Barrow Alaska where Iñupiaq traditions clash with modern technology, Qalli and Aivaaq have grown up like brothers. However, when the two teens go on a seal hunt with another friend, an argument breaks out with tragic consequences, forcing Qalli and Aivaaq to hide a dark secret from their community. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
12.
Thin Ice (2011)
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A dishonest insurance salesman's life quickly disintegrates during a Wisconsin winter when he teams up with a psychopath to steal a rare violin at the home of a reclusive farmer. (93 mins.)
Director: Jill Sprecher
“ Thin Ice - February 17th
Insurance agent Mickey Prohaska attempts to jumpstart his life when he discovers a rare and unclaimed violin within the home of a Wisconsin farmer. Unfortunately for Mickey, stealing the violin and escaping the Wisconsin cold become increasingly difficult when a nosy locksmith enters the picture. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
13.
Undefeated (2011 Documentary)
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Chronicles three underprivileged students from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach who tries to help them beat the odds on and off the field. (113 mins.)
“ Undefeated - February 17th
History has not been kind to the Manassas Tigers. For over 110 years, the Tigers had been fodder to more privileged high schools and the Memphis based football team lacked a single playoff win in their school's entire history. However, history never met Bill Courtney. A former football coach turned lumber salesman, Courtney took the reins of Manassas Tigers football in 2004 and has been trying to right the team ever since. Undefeated chronicles the Tiger's 2009 season and follows the team on its quest to defy history and win its first playoff game. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
14.
Footnote (2011)
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Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak. (107 mins.)
Director: Joseph Cedar
“ Footnote - February 24th
Historic rivalries are commonplace within Hebrew University's world-renowned Talmud Department, even ones between father and son. When a father wins the Israel Prize, the most prized honor in Israel, his son (and fellow professor) must choose between advancing his father's career or sabotaging it. Footnote is a 2012 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar Nominee. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
15.
The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)
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An Albanian family is torn apart by a murder, resulting in a blood feud that makes eldest son Nik a prime target and forces his sister, eldest daughter Rudina, to leave school in order to take over the family business. (109 mins.)
Director: Joshua Marston
“ The Forgiveness of Blood - February 24th
When a conflict between their father and next door neighbor turns deadly, two Albanian teenagers find themselves caught in the middle of a blood feud. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus