PICK OF THE WEEK
Where the Wild Things Are
Seems like we've been waiting for this movie forever! Critics are giving Spike Jonze's heartfelt adaptation good reviews, saying it is a fiercely innovative film with surprising texture and nuance.
Max, a rambunctious and sensitive boy feels misunderstood at home and escapes to where the Wild Things are. He lands on an island where he meets mysterious and strange creatures whose emotions are as wild and unpredictable as their actions. The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.
FOREIGN FILM OF THE WEEK
Raquel has served as the live-in maid for the Valdes family for 23 years. Neither truly a member of the family nor simply a servant, she inhabits an undefined space somewhere in between. Threatened when the family decides to bring on extra help, she engages in a series of increasingly frantic acts to hold on to her position.
Critics are giving The Maid
great reviews, saying it is a profound story of a woman who breaks out of a social cage that she's maintained, as much as her perceived masters.
WORTH A LOOK
New York, I Love You
In the city that never sleeps, love is always on the mind. Those passions come to life in a collaboration of storytelling from some of today's most imaginative filmmakers and an all-star cast. Together, they create a kaleidoscope of spontaneous, surprising, and electrifying human connections that pump the city's heartbeat. Sexy, funny, haunting and revealing encounters unfold beneath the Manhattan skyline. From Tribeca to Central Park to Brooklyn, the story weaves a tale of love as diverse as the very fabric of New York itself.
Critics are giving New York, I Love You
mixed reviews, saying the film has problems of consistency, but isn't without its moments.
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