ZERO DARK THIRTY

3/31/2013

 
Yeah, it's good. (Wish I was Kathy Bigelow...)
 

RUST & BONE

3/25/2013

 
Positives; the actors, it's French/Belgian, working/lower class, mixed martial arts. Negatives, the narrative shifts from character, to character, the story relies too heavily on the "how messed up do I have to be before you'll love me" device, the script is mediocre, and unforgivably, it's too long. A tepid: yes.
 

CALIFORNIA SOLO

3/13/2013

 
Angeleno Marshall Lewy writes and directs Robert Carylyle in a custom made character study of an alcoholic expat brit rocker turned farm worker struggling with his past, and pending deportation: yes!
http://www.californiasolo.com/
 

THE INTOUCHABLES

3/10/2013

 
Huge hit in France, (probably soon to be remade by Hollywood) starring the incredibly charismatic Omar Sy. Awkward social situation, but funny, and touching: yes.
http://weinsteinco.com/sites/the-intouchables/#
 

HOUSE OF CARDS

3/7/2013

 
Netfilx "original" political drama series. Kevin Spacey at his Southern-style smarmy best, and Robin Wright is perfect.  It's good.