Santa Fe New Mexican, October 2, 2005, Page 116

Santa Fe New Mexican

October 02, 2005

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New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico AT THE MOVIES Not rated CCA Cinematheque Love is strange In Paris in 1975 a young art student Isild Le Besco goes on the lam with a wanted bank robber This blackandwhite film with subtitles is a standoffish viewing experience FLIGHTPLAN PG13 violence intense plot material US South and UA DeVargas Catcher During an airline flight the daughter of a recently widowed woman Jodie Foster mysteriously vanishes Foster gives a compelling tense performance but the film loses steam too early THE GREATEST GAME EVER PLAYED PG brief mild language UA DeVargas Was the 1913 golf matchup of young American amateur Francis Ouimet against veteran British champ Harry Vardon in the Open the greatest ever Maybe but the excessively idyl lic tone and repetitive action of Bill Paxtons film result in an overlong fairy tale so loaded with fantasy gim micks the game itself often gets lost in the contrivances The film has a sweet innocent spirit thats a refreshing turn about from actor Paxtons sturdy direct ing debut on the horror tale Frailty Yet Paxton doesnt know when to ease up on the saccharin and even as he tries to freshen hackneyed sports cliches with a whimsical visual flair he ends up embracing the same tired notes weve seen in an endless stream of underdog tales A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE R strong brutal violence graphic sexuality language drug use UA DeVargas David Cronenbergs film is a tick ing tune bomb of a movie a gripping incendiary casually subversive piece of work that marries pulp watchability with larger concerns without skipping a beat Its a tightly controlled film about an outofcontrol situation the predilec tion for violence in America and how that affects individuals and the culture as a whole Its the gift of Via fence about the owner of a smalltown diner who draws the unwanted attention of some gangsters that it manages to do all these things without seeming to make a fuss OLIVER PG13 disturbing images Jean Cocteau Cinema A beautiful designed if somewhat conventional adaptation of the clas sic novel by Charles Dickens Roman Polanskis Oliver Twist indirectly reflects the directors experiences as a child in wartorn Poland and offers a poignant portrait of a sensitive child abandoned to his fate With Ben Kings Buena Vista Pictures Shia LeBeouf plays golf nonamer Frances Ouimet in The Greatest Game Ever Played a real feelgooder movie that teeters on the edge of cliche 32 SUNDAY Oct 28 2005 TTie New Mexican magazine ;