Little Rock moviegoers can be excited this weekend - a first for this new film year. Although "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" is a film that premiered in 2007, it's a great get for Matt Smith at Market Street Cinema. I saw the film at Lincoln Plaza in New York. It's extraordinary. As Manohla Dargis of The New York Times wrote
, "It’s a pitiless, violent story that in its telling becomes a haunting and haunted intellectual and aesthetic achievement." It was also shamelessly overlooked for a Best Foriegn Film Oscar.
"Stop Loss," from "Boys Don't Cry" director Kimberly Peirce is another Iraw war film. But as Pete Travers of Rolling Stones notes
, it might be better than all the rest, "Stop-Loss
has the juice to break the jinx. The emotional battlefield on which Peirce paints her canvas strikes a universal chord that transcends politics and preaching."
"21" is a film based loosely on the life of Jeff Ma, who along with some of his MIT buddies, developed a card counting system that took Vegas for millions. It stars Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth and Jim Sturgess from "Across the Universe," Owen Glieberman of Entertainment Weekly writes
, "The fun of 21
is the way that this sharp, hyperaware star in the making, his face as readable as a mood ring, pours us into an adrenalized cocktail of fear, desire, and mental buzz."