Director: Rahul Bose. With Rehaan Engineer, Sharokh Bharucha, Koel Purie, Rahul Bose. (103 min.)Skip to next paragraph
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Sterritt * A hairdresser finds he can read the minds of his clients. The consequences aren't remotely as comic as they're meant to be.
Directors: John Allison, Tim O'Grady. With New York firefighters. (48 min.)
Sterritt ** Documentary about New York City firefighters who restored an old motorcycle bought by one of their colleagues before he died in the 9/11 attacks.
Lightweight, sentimental, sweet. Shown with "Six Days," a pithy nonfiction short by Andrei Zagdansky about New Yorkers' courage right after the attacks.
Directors: Alison Maclean, Tobias Perse. With Mateen Butt, Syed Shah, Mohammed Abushaker, Salem Jaffer. (63 min.)
Sterritt **** Nonfiction interviews with individuals who were rounded up after the 9/11 attacks because of their national and ethnic origins. Not a great movie, but a valuable and revealing document. Shown with the feisty documentary shorts "Through the Wire," by Pip Starr and "Getting Through to the President" by Sarah and Emily Kunstler. In English, Arabic, Urdu, and Spanish, with subtitles.
Director: Cédric Kahn. With Carole Bouquet, Jean Pierre Darroussin, Jean-Pierre Gos, Vincent Deniard. (106 min.)
Sterritt **** On his way to a family event a man has too many drinks, quarrels with his wife, gives a lift to a stranger, and finds himself in a mysterious maze of trouble. Strange, scary, and atmospheric, with a delicious Claude Debussy score. In French with subtitles.
Director: Gabriele Muccino. With Monica Bellucci, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Laura Morante, Silvio Muccino. (125 min.)
Sterritt *** The romantic and domestic tribulations of a family roiled by an illicit affair the husband and father is having. Very well acted and directed, if overlong. In Italian with subtitles.
Director: Kang Je-gyu, With Bin Won, Dong-Kun Jang, Eun-ju Lee, Yeong-ran Lee. (140 min.)
Sterritt * Two brothers are forcibly drafted into South Korea's army to fight in the bloody Korean war. Redolent of "Saving Private Ryan" and "We Were Warriors," but almost entirely devoted to combat violence and sentimental interludes. In Korean with subtitles.
Director: Mira Nair. With Reese Witherspoon, Jim Broadbent, Eileen Atkins, Gabriel Byrne. (141 min.)
Sterritt ** See review at right.
Director: He Ping. With Wen Jiang, Xueqi Wang, Vicki Zhao, Yun Zhou. (119 min.)
Sterritt ** In ancient times, a Japanese warrior strives to defeat a Chinese mercenary so he'll earn the right to return home. Impressively filmed but not dramatic enough to justify its length. Mandarin with subtitles.
Director; Paul W.S. Anderson. With Sanaa Lathan, Raoul Bova, Lance Henriksen, Ewen Bremner. (87 min.)