Tahar Rahim portrays a fictitious Algerian black marketeer turned resistance fighter in Nazi occupied Paris. Loosely based on the life of Paris Mosque rector Si Kaddour Benghabrit (Michael Lonas,) and Algerian/Moroccan/Jewish singer Salim Halali. Yes.

 

THE GREY

6/16/2012

 
Joe Carnahan does a great job with the story, Liam Neeson, and the wilderness; the wolves get a bad rap: better than average man vs. nature movie. BTW, nature doesn't care about you... 
 

CORIOLANUS

6/7/2012

 
"You fragments." The master of the contemptuous sneer, Ralph Fiennes, at his moody bloody best, stars in his directoral debut: a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy. Surrounded by top shelf talent; Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Cox. Violent war action: with Shakespearean dialogue: yes! Watch it with the subtitles on.
http://www.iconmovies.net/coriolanus/
 
 
Chow Yun-Fat, 1920s China, action, humor. Yes, it's long, but it's good: see it.
 
 
Bleak Norwegian drama about a 1915 boys reformatory / prison; Bastoy Residential School, staring Stellan Skarsgard and a cast of fine young lads. Strong nautical theme, shifting P.O.V..
http://www.bastoy.no/
 

KILLER ELITE

2/8/2012

 
Three good actors is a horrible movie; De Niro shows his age, Owen dons a moustache, and Statham phones it in. Crap.
http://www.killerelite.com/
 

MONEYBALL

1/30/2012

 
Yes, it's good, but I love baseball and Brad Pitt, so what do I know? Wally Pfister makes it look great. Could someone please explain the appeal of Oscar nominee Jonah Hill?
http://www.moneyball-movie.com/site/
 

50/50

1/27/2012

 
Seth Rogen is slightly less annoying, possibly due to his bromance with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Kinda funny, decent treatment of a touchy topic: cancer. Cast includes Anjelica Huston: love her!
Official Site: http://www.50-50themovie.com/
 

BELLFLOWER

1/13/2012

 
Ugly pile of crap. Just because you can make a movie, doesn't mean you should. Terrible.
 

WARRIOR

1/6/2012

 
Great poster, mediocre movie. The mixed martial arts fight scenes are good. Love Nick Nolte, but the family turmoil feels manufactured, and I didn't fall in love with any of the characters.