"The Lives of Others" is here. After weeks of teasing on the Market Street Cinema website, the German film and Best Foreign Film Oscar-winner is in Little Rock. Excuse me if I'm a bit surprised, albeit pleasantly. A.O. Scott of the New York Times
calls it "a suspenseful, ethically exacting drama, beautifully realized by the writer and director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
." Anthony Lane of the New Yorker
and Joe Morgenstern of The Wall Street Journal, Dana Stevens of Slate.com
, Desson Thompson of the Washington Post
and Philip Martin of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette
all rave about the film.