5 DAYS OF WAR

11/29/2011

 
Hollywood treatment of the Russo-Georgian war, from the Georgian POV. The battle scenes are okay, and it's cool to see Georgia, but the characters are uninteresting. War sucks.
http://www.fivedaysofwar.com/
 

THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE

11/28/2011

 
Dream roles for Dominic Cooper playing both psychopath Uday Hussein and his unwilling double: Latif Yahia. It works! Violent look into the House of Saddam.
http://thedevilsdoublefilm.com/index2.html
 

SUPER 8

11/26/2011

 
Strictly for the middle school demographic. Funny at times, but overall not good, too long, terrible weak ending. Overuse of incredibly annoying blue spherical aberration effect.
 

MAKING THE BOYS

11/25/2011

 
Man, play, movie, movement, milieu. Documentary about the journey of the groundbreaking play: The Boys in the Band.  Mart Crowley was a failed playwright, and a close personal friend of Natalie Wood. Fascinating look at how he turned it around with a little help from his friends, (and William Friedkin.)
Official Site: http://firstrunfeatures.com/makingtheboys/
 

INCENDIES

11/20/2011

 
Loved the tough Mom's story but the pay-off seems hard to fathom. It's long, too. Great performance by Lubna Azabal. Two tracks from Radiohead. Why the giant red titles?
http://www.sonyclassics.com/incendies/
 

AFTERSHOCK

11/19/2011

 
Xiaogang Feng (True Legend) delivers a heartbreaking story of a family torn apart by a devastating earthquake in 1975 China. Incredible performances, beautifully rendered.
 

WALKER (1987)

11/17/2011

 
Alex Cox (Repo Man, Sid & Nancy) committed Hollywood suicide with this Acid Western. Imagine if The Clash made a movie: this would be it! Joe Strummer did the score to this oddly humorous and subversive historical (1850s) drama about William Walker's failed attempt to rule Nicaragua. Must see for Ed Harris fans.
http://www.alexcox.com/
 
 
No females are in this film! Not for children. Didn't love it.
Official Site: http://www.rareexportsmovie.com/en
 

ATROCIOUS

11/14/2011

 
Not a big fan of the pseudo documentary horror genre, but this Spanish film is lite on the gore, suspenseful, and has a great ending. Great idea to give cameras to two characters!
Official Site: http://atrociousthemovie.com/
 

BRIDE FLIGHT

11/11/2011

 
Gorgeous romantic drama set in post World War II New Zealand. Great performances and characters. Loved it.
Official Site: http://www.brideflightmovie.com/