In Theaters

Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R, 10/15 and 10/22 issues

index*The Steve Jobs that we meet in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs is a master of prioritizing the package over the product, of putting grand ideas over gritty details, and this sleek biopic subscribes to that same hollow ethic.

*99 Homes boasts strong performances from Andrew Garfield and (especially) Michael Shannon, but an interesting first half gets undermined by an overly tidy finale.

*The Belgian creeper Goodnight Mommy conjures cinematic references ranging from Haneke to Franju, and there are a number of powerful images and surrealist red herrings, but the film is more icky than creepy, with a final third that gets a touch too “torture porn”-y.