Director: Ferzan Ozpetek. With Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Raoul Bova, Massimo Girotti, Filippo Nigro. (102 min.)
Sterritt *** A couple's chance encounter with a disoriented old man leads to changes in their lives, the uncovering of the stranger's past, and the woman's new relationship with an attractive neighbor she's been watching through an apartment window. Gentle and life-affirming, if too sentimental in the end. In Italian with subtitles.
Director: Michael Moore. With George W. Bush, Lila Lipscomb, Michael Moore. (117 min.)
Sterritt **** See review.
Director: Kristian Levring. With Janet McTeer, Olympia Dukakis, Tony Maudsley, Brenda Fricker. (109 min.)
Sterritt *** The time is 1924, the place is a faraway jungle settlement, and the main characters are employees of an English company driving one another slowly bonkers as their passions and tempers rise. Imagine a sexually charged "Heart of Darkness" by way of Denmark's bare-bones Dogme 95 and you'll have an idea of what this dark, moody melodrama is like.
Director: Chris Delaporte. With voices of Kirsten Dunst, the late Richard Harris, Anjelica Huston. (105 min.)
Sterritt ** France's first computer-animated feature follows the adventures of a young woman dwelling in a future world that may die if she doesn't learn to probe and understand its secrets. It's a standard science-fantasy fable, but the visual effects are mighty impressive.
Director: Nick Cassavetes. With Gena Rowlands, James Garner, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling. (115 min.)
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