Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
A Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.
A subtle and well-played drama that unfortunately doesn't delve too deep into the motivations of the crime.
Maltin**1/2: "Pointed observation of clashing cultures leads to a disturbing denouement that seems to come out of left field - even though it's inspired by a real-life incident."
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.
A docudrama without any lead performers works fairly well due to diligent direction and a good script.
Maltin***1/2: "Harrowing dramatization...Several key people on the ground portray themselves in this impeccably crafted, emotionaly charged drama, wriiten by the director."