new this week for Aug. 30, 2012

Capsule reviews of films opening this week:

August 28, 2012 

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“LAWLESS” (R): Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Guy Pearce are some of the bootleggers and lawmen trading bullets over moonshine during Depression-era Virginia. Directed by John Hillcoat (“The Proposition,” “The Road”), so you know it will be grim.

“THE POSSESSION” (PG-13): The underrated Danish filmmaker Ole Bornedal (“Nightwatch,” “The Substitute,” “Just Another Love Story”) directs this thriller about an estranged couple (Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick) who must set aside their differences to drive out the ancient spirit that has possessed their daughter.

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