Che Part 2: Guerilla

27 11 2010

Rating: R

Runtime: 135 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes: 6.5/10, 78%

Che Part 2, as expected, is quite similar to the first, with the exception that it takes place in another country. But Benicio del Toro is just as convincing and even likable as the character of Che. In fact, although knowing the history of Che, I knew he had to die, I ended up wishing that somehow, this movie could change that history. Read the rest of this entry »


Che Part 1: The Argentine

20 11 2010

Rating: Rated R

Runtime: 134 minutes

Rotten Tomatoes: 6.3/10, 66%

Benicio del Toro, who played Che, in this movie, certainly deserved his award of Best Actor in this film. His role was moving and convincing. Unfortunately, those who do not know the history of Che and the Cuban Revolution could easily have gotten lost in the sequence of events. Read the rest of this entry »

Young Torless

13 11 2010

In an early 20th century Austria, Torless enters an all boys boarding school and learns much more than academics. When one of his classmates steals some money, Torless watches as the boy is forced to be his classmates’ slave in order to keep from being reported. As not to give away the ending, the film reflects the attitudes of those involved and looking back on Nazi Germany and how they made slaves out of and tortured the Jewish people. Torless looks on this issue in a sort of academic facade when the real story is about himself, and consequently those who looked on Nazi Germany with distance and political or philosophical intrigue without becoming involved. Read the rest of this entry »

Inch’Allah Dimanche

6 11 2010

Inch’Allah Dimanche is extremely blunt and in your face–as it is meant to be. An Algerian woman,¬†Zouina,¬†who moves to France with her children to be reunited with her husband, finds herself faced in a foreign country with no one to turn to. This film takes you on a journey as Zouina looks for hope and comfort anywhere she can find it and tries to shield herself from those who either intentionally or unintentionally hurt her. Read the rest of this entry »