Donnie Yen is so bad ass in this tribute to Bruce Lee, and probably the best film martial artist / choreographer working today. The fight scenes are fantastic, but the direction and editing of the rest is terrible.
http://www.legendofthefist.com/
 

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/
 
 
Deepa Metha's follow-up's to Fire (1996). Earth dramatizes the 1947 cataclysmic split of India into two nations, and Water shares the suffering of an eight year-old widow in the same era. Known as the Elements Trilogy, these three films examine social issues and taboo topics.
 

BENEATH HILL 60

12/23/2011

 
Australian miners tunnel out of the trenches and below enemy lines in this WWI drama. S'okay.
Official Site: http://www.beneathhill60.com.au/
 

WINTER IN WARTIME

12/17/2011

 
Oorlogswinter: beautifully photographed Dutch WWII drama about a family coping with the German occupation and a wounded British pilot. Love it!
Official Site: http://www.sonyclassics.com/winterinwartime/
 

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/
 

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
 

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/
 

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/