Movie Diary 10/21/2013

Last Vegas (Jon Turteltaub, 2013). It figures the one who looks like the odd man out – how’d Kevin Kline get in there with Michael Douglas, DeNiro, and Morgan Freeman? – is the guy who really clicks. The boys go to Vegas, is what happens. (full review 11/1)

Zaytoun (Eran Riklis, 2012). Riklis is a thoughtful filmmaker who did Lemon Tree and The Syrian Bride on the Israel-Palestine mess, which is up front again here: in 1982 Lebanon, a Palestinian lad and a downed Israeli pilot (Stephen Dorff) must join forces…you see where this is going. (full review 10/25)

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