This week: cinematic explorations of religious and racial hatred, grooving Motown goodness, and Speed Racer.
Peter Greengrass's reenactment of the Irish Trouble's worst day is a masterpiece of rare immediacy and power. One of the best films of 2002.
A runaway hit in Mexico, the Crimes of Father Amaro tells athe juicy story of handsome young priest (Gael Garcia Bernal of "Y Tu Mama Tambien" fame) who falls for beautiful girl. The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film.
Everybody knows their songs, but few people ever heard of the Funk Brothers--the hard-grooving studio musicians behind the Motown Sound. This documentary celebrates their music.
Isabelle Huppert serves up a deadly nightcap in oh-so French continental thriller. The DVD features an introduction by director Claude Chabrol, bios, a still gallery, and trailers.
Ryan Gosling gives a chilling performance as a self hating Jews whose only mission in life is to kill other Jews in Henry Bean's disturbing drama. Summer Phoenix plays his near equally disturbed girlfriend.
Directed by Patricia Cardoso, this acclaimed drama of generation gap, culture clash, self-image, and the Latin community won the Audience Award for Drama and a Special Jury Prize for its ensemble cast at Sundance.
The first eleven episodes of the cult animated series. Go Speed Racer!