Director: Paul Schrader. With Stellan Skarsgard, Clara Bellar, Billy Crawford, Gabriel Mann. (115 min.)
Sterritt **** While grappling with his faith, a Roman Catholic priest battles a demon in an East African outpost. The material is right up Schrader's alley, and while his vision of the first "Exorcist" chapter isn't a masterpiece, it's far superior to the Renny Harlin prequel to "The Exorcist" released last year.
Director: Tommy Davis With Guapo, Oso, Viejo. (65 min.)
Sterritt *** Davis accompanies a small group of Mexicans as they sneak across the US border hoping to find decent jobs. A gripping documentary, although we learn too little of the relationship between the filmmaker and his subjects. In English and Spanish with subtitles.
Director: Federico Fellini. With Giulietta Masina, Amadeo Nazzari, Franca Marzi, François Périer. (117 min.)
Sterritt **** Masina shines as an Italian prostitute who's as vulnerable as she is goodhearted. One of Fellini's finest, first released in 1957. In Italian with subtitles.
Director: Peter Raymont. With Roméo Dallaire and colleagues. (91 min.)
Sterritt **** Documentary about a UN peacekeeper given the assignment of halting the Rwandan genocide in 1994 but not the means to do it. Wrenching on both personal and political levels. In English and French with subtitles.
Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang. With Lalita Panyopas, Sritao, Black Phomtong. (111 min.)
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