The Wrestler

How many films have you seen that stick with you long after the credits have rolled? {loadpositioncontent_adsensecontent2} If you’ve lived a bit of life, The Wrestler is likely to be one of those movies, for it’s about a man who does what he does because he’s always done it, but life’s big picture is starting…

The Woodsman

{loadpositioncontent_adsensecontent2} In The Woodsman, an ex-con (Kevin Bacon), recently released from prison after serving time for sexually molesting a child, comes home to begin a new life and gets a job at a local power plant. When his boss’ secretary (Eve) discovers and reveals his pedophilic past, however, his life is thrown into turmoil, threatening…

There Will Be Blood

There Will Be BloodThere Will Be Bloodalt boosts a hurricane of an acting performance stuck in a brief thundershower of a film – better yet, make that a long one. Academy Award winner (and rightfully so) Daniel Day Lewis as Daniel Plainview overwhelms, dazzles, you name it, he does it, in this early 20th century look at a fledgling oil tycoon whose greedy pursuit turns him into a madman without a compass…

The Kite Runner

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It’s refreshing to finally see a film about Afghanistan that is not about the war, in which the protagonist is not an American trying to fight for democracy, but, rather, a flawed Afghani man on a quest for redemption.

The Kite Runneralt does a brilliant job of engaging the audience with regards to the Afghan tradition of kite fighting, and in turn, personalizing this country.

Based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini, the film stays true to the original story, thanks to director Marc Forster and an entire cast of amazing child actors.

Departures

Departures

Fresh from an Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, the Japanese film Departures thankfully arrives with plenty of interest and momentum.

Hustle and Flow

Someone enjoyed themselves a blaxploitation film or two in their day and not only enjoyed them but sought to emulate them if Hustle and Flow is any indication. Hustle & Flow (check out the Widescreen Edition), in my opinion, is Craig Brewer’s homage to those successful, yet stereotypical films of the seventies and also a…

It’s All Gone Pete Tong

Frankie was one of Europe’s most talented DJs and a main attraction for hedonistic youth each holiday season in Ibiza, Spain. Frankie lived life over the top: the clubs, the parties, the women and the drugs. But the years of pounding music and heavy toxins took their toll, leaving Frankie stone deaf. His fans, record…

Me, Myself

Beatened and robbed, a man staggers, only to be hit by a car driven by a woman named Oom. Feeling sorry, Oom brings the man to her apartment. The man, it turns out, has developed amnesia. The doctor finds nothing wrong, except that he can’t remember anything about his prior life. He’s given a journal…

Black Snake Moan

Will it repeat the critical and box-office success of writer- director Craig Brewer’s last movie, Hustle and Flow? Nathan Rabin finds out… Behind the decadently trashy surface of Craig Brewer’s Hustle & Flow and Black Snake Moan lies a soft, squishy centre. Hustle & Flow gave audiences an uplifting crowd-pleaser about a pimp, his hos,…

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