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Director: Ry Russo-Young Studio: Magnolia Pictures Starring: John Krasinksi, Rosemarie DeWitt QQQ
Nobody Walks is fresh off of a Special Jury prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and the broken, vulnerable performances of John Krasinski (The Office) and Olivia Thirlby (Juno, New York, I Love You) are the primary reasons why. The unflinching look at fractured lives
intertwined and the ensuing damage is riveting. Audiences should realize the adult themes before watching.
Director: Ben Affleck Studio: GK Films Starring: Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, John Goodman QQQQQ
Ben Affleck’s Argo is a can’t-believe-it’s-not- fiction tale of the attempted rescue of six American workers held during the Iran hostage by way of fake sci-fi film instead of the typical elite armed forces route. The real-life suspense bests anything that over-the-top
blockbusters can create, and the story itself feels important. Ben Affleck is a master on both sides of the camera. Perhaps the year’s best picture.
The oTher dream Team
Director: Marius A. Markevičius Studio: Sorrento Productions
Focusing on the story of the ’92 Lithuanian national basketball team, The Other Dream Team tells a tale of oppression, hope and the power of freedom. After the Berlin Wall fell in ’99, the former Soviet state could now enjoy its ability
to compete under its own banner, and Markevicius’ documentary handles the material well. The Other Dream Team lacks the typical panache of most modern documentaries, but the story is compelling on its own.