Pride and Glory : *** 1/2 ( 3 1/2 STARS) Even in a year full of outstanding male performances, no 2008 film boasts a fiercer or more passionate male ensemble than this terrific - and terrifically moving - tale of corruption in the NYPD. Edward Norton has a soulfulness and grit that magnify his sensitivity when he plays hard guys like Ray Tierney, a New York cop investigating a shootout that killed four officers. Miraculously, Colin Farrell matches him as his corrupt and deadly brother-in-law. And if it's underrated now, believe me, this film is built to last.
Ballast : (Strand Releasi ng) A single mom on the Mississippi Delta copes with a man from her past while struggling to raise her son. With Tarra Riggs and JimMyron Ross.
Let the Right One In : (Magnolia Pictures) A 12-year-old bullied boy finds love and revenge through a beautiful but odd girl who turns out to be a vampire. With Kare Hedebrant and Lina Leandersson. In Swedish with English subtitles.
My Name is Bruce : (Image Entertainment) Actor Bruce Campbell is mistaken for his character Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy and forced to fight a real monster in a small town in Oregon. With Ellen Sandweiss and David Moore.
Quantum of Solace : (Columbia Pictures) Picking up where Casino Royale left off, Bond (Daniel Craig) contemplates revenge after his betrayal by his true love Vesper Lynd. With Judi Dench, Gemma Arterton and Olga Kurylenko.
Synecdoche, New York : (Sony Pictures Classics) In Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut, a theater director struggles with the women in his life as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse. With Philip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton and Michelle
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