Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jason goes to SVJFF--November 13

More super-quick reviews attempting to clear my backlog.

REMEMBER: Atom Egoyan directs Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau in the story of an old, senile Holocaust survivor who escapes his nursing home to go on a quest to track down the surviving commandant of his old concentration camp and kill him. An exciting journey, which leaves you with some thoughts on the misguided nature of vengeance.

ROCK IN THE RED ZONE: A very personal documentary about life in Sderot. Near the border of the Gaza Strip, when Palestinian rockets head towards them, there are mere minutes to get to the bomb shelter. And yet in this stressful situation music flourishes. Especially that made by the director and her main subject...who over the course of the movie becomes her husband. Pretty cool.

Total Running Time: 187 minutes
My Total Minutes: 437,673

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