PICK OF THE WEEK
Must Read After My Death
Critics are saying that Must Read After My Death
is one of the most gut-wrenching portraits of family dysfunction ever to hit a movie screen. Allis and Charley were independent thinkers raising a family of four in 1960s Hartford, Connecticut. But problems began to emerge in their marriage and family life, and their bold family experiment slowly descended into a mire of confusion and turmoil, sped along to its demise by a battalion of psychiatrists. After watching this highly acclaimed non-fiction film, at least you''ll feel better about your own dysfunctional family...
FOREIGN FILM OF THE WEEK
is the name of the forest where the Soviets secretly murdered 15,000 Polish officers, intellectuals and professionals over a 3-day period in 1940. Stalin’s purpose was to destroy those elements of the population who would be most resistant to Soviet control following WWII. For decades the truth was obfuscated, with the Nazis often blamed for the atrocity. Half a century later, in 1990, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev admitted his nation’s responsibility. In this elegant production, Wajda recreates war-torn Poland and the stories of both the perpetrators and their victims. An Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Language Film in 2008, it was a huge hit in Poland, playing in nearly every cinema in the country, and selling more than 2.7 million tickets in a nation of only 39 million.
THE DUMB HIGH SCHOOL FLICK I WOULD AVOID
Shawn Colfax and Nick Brady, the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team, are dreading the prospect of another summer at football camp. When Nick hatches a scheme for the two to join their school's cheerleaders at cheer camp instead, they find themselves awash in a sea of gorgeous young women. It all goes great until Shawn falls for Carly, the beautiful head cheerleader who sees right through them. Critics say that Fired Up
is an over-cranked teen comedy that only travels so far on its one-gag premise.
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