November's 7 Must See Films

The FreeStyle Life cuts through the clutter to bring you the 7 best films playing November 2011.
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1.
Melancholia (2011)
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Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth. (135 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ Melancholia
Part sci-fi apocalypse drama, part character study exploration of despair, depression and anxiety, Lars von Trier continues to push boundaries with his latest film, Melancholia. With a previously undiscovered planet hurtling towards Earth on a collision course, a new bride, her sister and their families are forced to cope with the imminent apocalypse in their own way. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
2.
Into the Abyss (2011 Documentary)
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Conversations with death row inmate Michael Perry and those affected by his crime serve as an examination of why people - and the state - kill. (107 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
“ Into the Abyss
The town of Conroe, Texas has an unusually large amount of its residents behind bars, two of whom are Death Row inmates Michael Perry and Jason Burkett. In 2002, the two teens committed a triple homicide when they attempted to steal a Camaro and take it for a joyride. With access to the families of both the victims and perpetrators, state executioners, and Perry and Burkett themselves, Werner Herzog directs a chilling documentary that delves into the disturbed psyches of two killers and explores the morality behind capital punishment. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
3.
Tyrannosaur (2011)
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Joseph, a man plagued by violence and a rage that is driving him to self-destruction, earns a chance of redemption that appears in the form of Hannah, a Christian charity shop worker. (92 mins.)
Director: Paddy Considine
“ Tyrannosaur
In Paddy Considine’s stunning directorial debut, a rage-filled man hellbent on self-destruction sees an opportunity for redemption when he meets a woman trapped in an abusive relationship. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
4.
Another Happy Day (2011)
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A wedding at her parents' Annapolis estate hurls high-strung Lynn into the center of touchy family dynamics. (119 mins.)
Director: Sam Levinson
“ Another Happy Day
Dysfunction, disdain, and distress are but a few words to describe Lynn’s troubled family. When she attends the wedding of her estranged son, long simmering familial wounds must be confronted and reopened. Only 25 years old, first time director Sam Levinson manages to direct an all-star cast and inject dark humor into this twisted family drama. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
5.
The Descendants (2011)
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A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
“ The Descendants
When Matt King’s wife dies in a boating accident, the Hawaiian land heir and apathetic father of two girls learns that his wife had been having an affair. King (George Clooney) sets out to confront his wife’s lover, and in the process, is forced to reassess his life as he faces an uncertain future. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
6.
Dog Sweat (2010)
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Intertwines the lives of six young Iranians as they struggle to satisfy their private desires in the face of conservative Islamic society. (90 mins.)
“ Dog Sweat
Shot clandestinely on the streets of Tehran, Dog Sweat intertwines the lives of six Iranian youths looking to break free from the conservative constraints of Islamic society. Director Hossein Keshavarz's network narrative pulls back the veil on Iran’s carefully crafted image to reveal a country brimming with diversity and rebellion. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus
 
7.
Dragonslayer (2011 Documentary)
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Josh 'Skreech' Sandoval, a local skate legend and new father in Fullerton, California, has to come to terms with the fact that it's time to grow up and be responsible for his son and family. (74 mins.)
“ Dragonslayer
Dragonslayer follows SoCal skateboarder Josh “Screech” Sandoval as he wanders the decaying suburban landscape of Southern California in search of love, booze, drugs and empty swimming pools. Tristan Patterson’s brilliantly crafted documentary digs beneath screech’s destructive lifestyle to reveal a man conflicted with the real world, the future, and the responsibilities of fatherhood. ” - Tommy_Swanhaus