Movie Diary 12/14/2011

Pariah (Dee Rees, 2011). Black lesbian teen in Brooklyn, navigating the shoals. It might not be super-complicated, but what’s here is very good. (full review 1/6)

A Separation (Asghar Farhadi, 2011). One of those Iranian films with an incredibly strong central situation, in this case a thorny ethical thicket from which no one, not even the audience, is let off easy. A terrific movie. (full review 1/6)

War Horse (Steven Spielberg, 2011). Nobody else can go grand like Spielberg goes grand when he’s of a mind to, and he is very much of a mind to here. (full review 12/25)

At What a Feeling!, get wacky with Disney’s Flight of the Navigator, a movie with a basic concept that should really freak kids out.

Thursday night, come ye to the Frye Art Museum for the seventh annual Critics Wrap, a gathering of film critics to sift through movie year 2011. Details here.