Directors: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz. With Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Nicholas Hoult, Rachel Weisz. (101 min.)
Sterritt * See review, page 15.
Director: Henry Bean. With Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Billy Zane, Theresa Russell. (92 min.)
Sterritt **** See review, page 15.
Director: Matthew Barney. With Barney, Aimee Mullins, Richard Serra. (182 min.)
Sterritt ** Barney has moved from hot young artist to hot indie filmmaker with his "Cremaster" series, but the last of the five movies (despite the 3 in its title) is far from the best, even though it's the longest and most ambitious. Like the others, it spins a storyless web of images and sounds, organized around the human need for myths and fables to make sense of an ultimately senseless world. Few of its loosely linked vignettes have enough visual or emotional power to be very memorable.
Director: Dover Kosashvili. With Lior Loui Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov, Lili Kosashvili. (100 min.)
Sterritt **** After an unpromising start, this unpredictable comedy-drama becomes a dazzlingly funny-sad account of a young man's attempt to avoid an arranged marriage despite his family's insistence on keeping old traditions alive. The acting is superb, the filmmaking is imaginative, and the story never goes quite where you expect. In Georgian and Hebrew with English subtitles.
Director: George Lucas. With Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson. (136 min.)
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