Monday, March 29, 2004

For your consideration...

21 Grams

This is the superb story of Paul Rivers (Sean Penn), a dying mathematician in need of a heart transplant, Christina Peck (Naomi Watts), happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan (Benicio Del Toro), an ex-con who has found god. The three characters are brought together by a terrible accident changing their lives forever. A magnificently acted and innovatively told story, 21 Grams is highly recommended viewing.
4 out of 5

Zatoichi

Cult Japanese anti-hero Zatoichi is back in a sword-fighting adventure written, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano. Zatoichi, a blind man, makes his living by gambling. Secretly, Zatoichi is a master swordsman who wanders into a town overrun by gangs and a powerful samurai. An incredibly entertaining take on a samurai story, Zatoichi will tide you over until Kill Bill Volume 2 arrives.
4 out of 5