The First Beautiful Thing (2010)
dir. Paolo Virzi
The First Beautiful Thing has an undeniable charm. A festival film that has no interest in challenging audiences, but why should it? Enjoyable.
dir. John Sayles
(1/10) Not Recommended
Ugh. John Sayles, what are you thinking. Cheesy agitprop that was best summed up by my friend Nick who said it reminded him of "Dr. Quinn!" Ouch.
13 Assassins (2010)
dir. Takashi Miike
(9/10) Highly Recommended
Who knew Miike had it in him? It's the same feeling I got after watching Graveyard of Honor. But after years of cranking out films with fearless bravado, Miike proves his deft skill once again in a samurai magnum opus. Don't miss it on the big screen.
Opens at the Lagoon June 3