Movie Diary 2/4/2009

Gomorrah (Matteo Gorrone, 2008). The storyline makes Syriana look like a children’s book, but there’s undeniably a lot of accumulating power in this Italian expose. (full review 2/27)

Back to Normandy (Nicolas Philibert, 2007). A look back at the shooting of another film, made 30 years earlier, from the director of the superb To Be and To Have.  A worthy experiment, if a come-down from that film. (full review 2/6)

Push (Paul McGuigan, 2009). The what now? Bleeders and Watchers and Pushers? Are these Arena Football teams? (full review 2/6)