Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Kam's Kapsules: Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun

Kam's Kapsules:
Weekly Previews That Make Choosing a Film Fun
by Kam Williams
For movies opening January 1, 2010




The Chaser (Unrated) Cat a-and-mouse crime caper, inspired by a real-life case, about a crooked cop-turned-pimp’s (Yun-seok Kim) attempt to track down the john (Jung-woo Ha) responsible for the mysterious disappearance of several of his call girls. (In Korean with subtitles)

The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (PG-13 for sexuality and drug use) Romance drama, based on Tennessee Williams’ long-forgotten screenplay set in Memphis in the Twenties, revolving around a rebellious debutante (Bryce Dallas Howard) who cause a scandal by entertaining the overtures of an inappropriate suitor (Chris Evans), a farmhand from the other side of the tracks. Cast includes Ellen Burstyn, Will Patton and Ann Margaret.

Old Partner (Unrated) Bittersweet bio-pic chronicling the enduring relationship of a frail, 80 year-old farmer octogenarian and a faithful ox, half his age. (In Korean with subtitles)

The White Ribbon (R for disturbing violence and sexuality) Flashback flick, set in Northern Germany in 1913 in a tiny village where the strange goings-on appear to be a form of ritualistic punishment being doled out by a malevolent force. (In German, Italian, Polish and Latin with subtitles)

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