Director: Kollo Daniel Sanou. With Mamadou Zerbo, Raoul Bessani, Ai Keita, Noufou Quédraogo. (90 min.)
Sterritt *** Tasuma is a Burkina Faso war veteran who's determined to get the pension he's earned, especially after he pays for a new mill to help out his neighbors. A feisty treat. In French with subtitles
Director: Jonathan Frakes. With Brady Corbet, Ben Kingsley, Sophia Miles, Bill Paxton. (94 min)
Sterritt * An eager adolescent gets to join his family's super-high-tech rescue team. The action is snappy and quick, but why does this youth-targeted adventure pit white male heroes against a trio of villains comprising a black man, an Asian man, and an ugly woman?
Director: François Girod. With Robinson Stévenin, Richard Bohringer, Stéphane Metzger. (106 min.)
Sterritt * Murder mystery centered on a transvestite prostitute. Dull despite its suspense-driven story. Originally titled "Mauvais Genres." In French with subtitles
Director: M. Night Shyamalan. With Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, Sigourney Weaver, Bryce Dallas Howard, William Hurt. (106 min.)
Sterritt ** Hardships beset an isolated town that lives in fear of sinister creatures in the surrounding woods. Shyamalan remains a stilted screenwriter, but Roger Deakins's cinematography is spooky, creepy, eerie all the way.
Director: Paul Greengrass. With Matt Damon, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Julia Stiles. (110 min.)
Sterritt ** Sequel to "The Bourne Identity," which at least had some psychological tension as the hero learns his identity - namely, a CIA assassin with amnesia. This time it's just chasing and shooting. A disappointment from the director of "Bloody Sunday."