(Pablo Larraín, 2012, Chi/Fra/Us) Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco, Marcial Tagle. 118 mins
Advertising and revolution form an unlikely but powerful allegiance in this factually based Chilean movie, in which archive TV footage blends seamlessly with a bold, retro-video aesthetic. It's 1988 and, bowing to international pressure, General Pinochet has ceded 15 minutes of state airtime to the campaign to vote against him. Enter Bernal as a smart ad exec charged with "selling" democracy, though his Coke-commercial strategy exposes political divisions, media ironies and personal vulnerabilities.
(Sacha Gervasi, 2012, Us) Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson. 98 mins
Disappointingly, the real making of Psycho is a mere backdrop for this fanciful tale of Hitch's (fictional) marriage anxieties,