La haine (1995)

La haine (1995) — The early 1990s brought about a whole bunch of movies set in the ghetto, the hood, the projects, etc.  However, the problems of social marginalization are hardly uniquely American phenomena.  France has problems too.  America has ghettos, France has banlieues.  The film takes place just after a major riot that was … Continue reading

The Kite Runner (2007)

The Kite Runner (2007) — So I have one cardinal rule about watching movies based on book I’ve read: don’t hold the movie up to the standard of the book.  It will always end up short because books can elaborate much more.  And what works in a book probably won’t work in a movie.  I … Continue reading