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Sterritt **** See review.
Director: Sarah Goodman. With Sara Miller, Nelson Reyes, Thaddeus Ressler (71 min.)
Sterritt **** Concise, humane documentary following three young people through their early days as US Army recruits post-9/11. Contains truly eye-opening moments.
Director: Nicholas Winding Refn. With John Turturro, Deborah Kara Unger, James Remar. (91 min.)
Sterritt **** An ordinary man goes on a creepy quest after his wife's death in what appears to be an accident. Written by Refn and Hubert Selby Jr., this thriller is ingeniously woven with motifs suggesting the difficulty of seeing and understanding truth, and substitutes psychological chills for commonplace gore. Music from Brian Eno adds a crowning touch.
Director: Daniel Burman. With Daniel Hendler, Adriana Aizemberg, Sergio Boris, Diego Korol. (100 min.)
Sterritt *** Jewish life in Argentina is the focus of this comedy-drama about a man whose curiosity about his long-absent father takes a new turn when the faraway dad returns from Israel for a visit. Lively, gentle, smart. In Spanish with subtitles.
Director: Luis Buñuel. With Alfonso Mejía, Alma Delia Fuentes, Miguel Inclán, Roberto Cobo. (80 min.)
Sterritt **** This masterpiece of 1950 is a brutally candid tale of Mexican street life, laced with Bunuel's surrealistic touches. Unforgettable. Also known as "The Young and the Damned." In Spanish with subtitles.
Director: Khyentse Norbu. With Sonam Lhamo, Tsewang Dandup, Deki Yangzom. (108 min.)
Sterritt *** The only feature ever filmed in Bhutan tells the story of a road traveler whose journey to a better life progresses so slowly that he whiles away the time by telling a folk tale that's laden with extra meaning for a companion on the trip. Colorful, if not exciting. In Dzongkha with subtitles.
Director: Brian Levant. With Ice Cube, Nia Long, Philip Bolden, Aleisha Allen. (95 min.)
Sterritt ** You may be asking yourself the title question as you watch a kid-phobic man take an unwanted road trip with the children of a single mom he wants to woo. Cube is cute and Long is lovely, but the youngsters are too brash and smug to bear. At least there's a heartwarming end to the excursion.
Sex/Nudity: 2 instances of innuendo. Violence: 14 scenes of comic violence. Profanity: 4 mild profanities. Drugs: 1 scene with alcohol.
Director: Niels Mueller. With Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Don Cheadle. (95 min.)
Sterritt **** Fictionalized account of a real-life businessman named Samuel Byck, whose frustration with getting nowhere led him to a mental breakdown and a crazy plot to kill the president in 1974. This is one of the rare movies to explore American materialism through the eyes of an all-too-ordinary person who isn't up to the challenges of everyday life.
Sex/Nudity: None. Violence: 6 scenes of gun violence. Profanity: 30 harsh profanities. Drugs: 5 scenes with alcohol, 4 scenes with smoking.