R

12/11/2011

 
Bleak Danish prison drama with a great performance by Johan Philip Asbæk. Not nearly as good as A Prophet, but worth a view if you can tolerate the violence and oppression.
 

BEGINNERS

12/7/2011

 
Gentle, sometimes funny yarn about an artist, his recently deceased / dying parents, and his commitment phobic French girlfriend. Kinda quirky, sweet story about love: romantic and familial.
Official Site: http://focusfeatures.com/beginners
 

VIGIL

12/5/2011

 
It's hard to be funny about death, old age and dying. Olympia Dukakis and Marco Barricelli are sublime in Morris Panych's dark play at the Mark Taper Forum, Music Center, Downtown Los Angeles.
Site: http://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/productiondetail.aspx?id=14490
 

TRACKER

12/3/2011

 
Violent yet beautiful story about a broken old Boer tracking a fugitive seafaring Maori with British troops on their tail. Ray Winstone and Temuera Morrison are perfectly cast in well written roles.
Official Site: http://www.trackerthemovie.com/
 
 
Werner Herzog has access to the most interesting material, (Encounters at the End of the World, Grizzly Man,) and able to insert himself into his documentary films in a delicate manner. He's well suited to explore and share the world's oldest known paintings in the Chauvet Cave of Southern France.
Official Site: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/cave-of-forgotten-dreams