A reenactment from Bart Laytons The Imposter
  • A reenactment from Bart Layton’s The Imposter

This week’s long review considers Bart Layton’s The Imposter, an engrossing documentary about a French man who managed to pass himself off as a Texas teenager and win entry into the U.S. in 1997. We’ve also got new reviews of Chicken With Plums, a live-action feature from cartoonist and animator Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis); Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg’s adaption of the Don DeLillo novel, with Robert Pattinson; The Expendables 2, a sequel to Sylvester Stallone’s geezer actioner; Hit and Run, with Dax Shepard as a man fleeing his witness protection program to drive his wife to a job interview; Patang, a family drama set in Ahmedabad, India, and directed by Chicagoan Prashant Bhargava; Premium Rush, with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a bike messenger being chased around Manhattan by dirty cop Michael Shannon; and Robot & Frank, starring Frank Langella as an old man whose neglectful kids buy him a robot caretaker.