1/ Reflections: Filmed in gorgeous Spanish locations this is a good ‘serial killer thriller’ with a twin and DNA as interesting twists. Stars Timothy Hutton as Europol agent Tom Brindle who is called to Barcelona, Spain to track down a serial killer known as Pygmalion. (4 stars)
2/ Bending the Rules: A rather delightful comedic adventure ensues when a district attorney’s father’s vintage Studebaker is stolen and tries to get it back by turning to a corrupt cop that he wasn’t able to convict. The unlikely duo set out to find the car never suspecting it’s part of a bigger conspiracy. Stars, Jamie Kennedy, Adam Copeland, Jennifer Esposito and others. Entertaining…3-4 stars.
3/ Dead Presidents: A highly recommended action film, filled with coarse language and some gory footage from the Vietnam war, but displays the issues of ‘Black Americans’ involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent disillusionment with the status quo of social issues and civil rights coming back home in the 1960s. The movies involves the heist of old bills retired from circulation and readied to be burned. Stars, Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker and others. (4 stars)
4/ A Dangerous Method: A great biopic film from David Cronenberg. Sabina Spielrein is hospitalized, as they then called ‘hysteria’ under the care of Dr. Carl Jung, who has begun utilizing Dr. Sigmund Freud’s talking cure with some of his patirents. Spielrein is highly intelligent and eventually becomes a psychiatrist in her own right, one of the first females to enter that field. The married Jung and Spielrein become lovers eventually, while Jung and Freud develop their relationship. A deep rift develops between them as Jund diverges from some of Freud’s theory. Stars, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender et al. (5 stars)
5/ Jesse Stone: Night Passage: Jesse Stone, a hard-drinking man moves to idyllic Paradise, Mass as chief of police. But it isn’t long before he is involved in one mystery after another. Stars, Tom Selleck and others. (3 stars)