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May [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Angela Bettis
May [Import] DVD ~ Angela Bettis
First-time director Lucky McKee is really lucky in getting Angela Bettis, one of the most gifted actresses of her generation, especially when it comes to playing a troubled soul, as seen in "Girl, Interrupted" or "Bless the Child." Now "May" is another example of her talent, with which she created a creey, unsettling, but oddly attractive character in May.
People say May is a funny girl, and she knows it, from her lonely childhood. And when she was alone, her mother told her: "If you don't have friend, make one." She remembers these words long afterwards.
Now grown-up, May works at animal hospital, where she is good at cutting and… Read more
21 Grams (Widescreen) [Import] (Sous-titres frança&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Sean Penn
You may not like the film itself, but you must admit the actors' talent -- Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro are all fantastic. The story, meldrmatatic as it is, is not a problem. The real problem is, you may not be absorbed in the way it is told.
See the characters first. Christina (Naomi Watts) is a mother of two daughters, married to a loving husband. Tragic accident happens to them (that you will see soon), and Chris can be what she was any longer.
The accident was caused by one man Jack (Del Toro), a devoted believer of one sect of religion, and he was also doing time in prison before becoming a fervent member. Jack is also a father of two kids, and one of them… Read more
Liberty Stands Still [Import] <b>DVD</b> ~ Tanya Allen
Liberty Stands Still [Import] DVD ~ Tanya Allen
Linda Fiorentino, Wesley Snipes and Oliver Platt (in that order) star in this awfully tedious thriller with a questionable political message. Let's not talk about the issues like pro- or anti-gun control for now, because the film (which is directed by the same person who did "Children of the Corn 666" -- quite a damning title) has no thrills or suspence. And at the time of writing this, we have not seen Ms. Fiorentino for two years -- hope it has not killed her career.
The story is marginally interesting; I say marginally, for we later are to see much better "Phone Booth." Like Colin Farrell film, the protagonist Liberty Wallace (Linda Fiorentino) finds herself… Read more