PICK OF THE WEEK
In The International
, a gripping thriller, Interpol Agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts) are determined to bring to justice one of the world’s most powerful banks. Uncovering myriad and reprehensible illegal activities, Salinger and Whitman find themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, and their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as their targets will stop at nothing – even murder – to continue financing terror and war. Critics are saying The International
is a cool action flick where architecture serves as a principal performer in a technically stunning film.
ITALIAN MOBSTER MOVIE OF THE WEEK
Critics are giving it rave reviews and saying that every story has interwoven strands, creating a devastating 360-degree view of how organized crime impacts the country’s everyday people. Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah
is a dense, sprawling exposé of the corruption plaguing the communities of Naples and Caserta in modern-day Italy. Garrone tells his story from many different angles, resulting in a complicated narrative that often feels novelistic. We witness the syndicate's impact from the top down and from the inside out, following a cavalcade of characters who are all trying in their own ways to escape the deadly world in which they live.
IF YOU NEED SOME ROMANTIC DRAMA
Leonard (Joaquin Phoenix ), a charismatic but troubled young man, moves back into his childhood home following a recent heartbreak. While recovering under the watchful eye of his parents, Leonard meets two women in quick succession: Michelle (Gwyneth Paltrow) and Sandra. Leonard becomes deeply infatuated by Michelle, but at the same time, mounting pressure from his family pushes him towards committing to Sandra. Leonard is forced to make an impossible decision - between the impetuousness of desire and the comfort of love - or risk falling back into the darkness that nearly killed him. Critics are giving it good reviews and saying that Two Lovers
is a testament to the childish madness of infatuation, and maybe even true love's impossibility.