Saturday, November 24, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
An aspiring reporter is the key witness at the murder trial of a young man accused of cutting a café owner's throat and is soon accused of a similar crime himself.
Crime story with some good Expressionis tphotography and an atmosphere of dread especially enhanced by a long nightmare sequence pre-imagining the plot to follow.
Halliwell *: "Stylish B feature with a striking dream sequence and a curious fleeting performance by Lorre as the real murderer."
Sunday, November 18, 2012
A former police officer files an amnesty application for a member of the South African Parliament who can't remember the torture he once endured as a captive political activist.
Well-played touching court drama within a unique and fascinating South African judicial institution of forgiveness instead of sentencing.
Maltin **1/2: "Somber drama, based on a novel by Gillian Slovo, explores the possibility of and need for forgiveness in order to heal South Africa's wound. Well meaning but lacks dramatic spark and fire."
A land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.
Slow-paced and slightly entertaining epiphany of a mild-mannered man - an instant contender for Academy Awards nominations.
Maltin ****: "Insightful meditation on the absurdity of life - tragic one moment, funny the next - with pitch-perfect performances and a rich sense of place, en hanced by a beautiful score of traditional Hawaiian music. Clooney has never been better."