(USA) Directed by David Fincher. Starring Rooney Mara, Daniel Craig, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright. Category III.
(USA) Directed by Scott Stewart. Starring Paul Bettany, Maggie Q, Cam Gigandet, Christopher Plummer, Karl Urban. Category IIA.
(USA) If not for the generally standout performances in this rather staid period costume drama by Michael Hoffman (Up Close and Personal), we wouldn’t have quite made it all the way to The Last Station to begin with (pun intended). War and Peace novelist Leo Tolstoy’s final days are the subject of the film, which begins with a quote from War and Peace: “Everything I know I know only because I love,” and Sofya Tolstoy’s (Helen Mirren) love for her husband knows no limits.
(USA) In modern-day London, Parnassus is a grizzled old drunk who’s actually a 1,000-year-old monk leading a band of roving troubadours around town entertaining with a mirror that transports people to a magical dimension spun from the visitor’s imagination. As it goes with these sorts of things, Parnassus ends up in a shady deal with a Satan analogue named Mr.
The love story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith plays second fiddle to the beautiful visuals in Terrence Malick’s The New World.