May 6, 2010

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review: Honest, intelligent, original, funny, engaging, (Kate and Alex) understated and clever. In a market with so many films relying on it's main (teenage daughter) character saving the world or blowing up a city, it is refreshing to have a film where the excitement (granddaughter Rebecca) comes in a nod, gesture or any other slight movement (Rebecca's sister, Mary) that, here, has so much more meaning and resonance (vintage furniture) than any other film where the lead characters do accomplish 1000 times more than any of these characters do.

Film Details:
Directed by: Nicole Holofcener
Genres: Comedy
Countries: USA

The Infidel

Mahmud Nasir may not be the most observant Muslim, but deep down he is a true believer. His life is turned upside down when he learns he was adopted-but most scandalous is that his birth mother was Jewish! And his given name was Solly Shimshillewitz! As Mahmud tumbles into a full-scale identity crisis, a true comedy of religious errors unfolds. (Tribeca Film)

Film Details:
Directed by: Josh Appignanesi
Genres: Comedy
Countries: USA