Documentary Phil Bacharach
It would have been understandable had “We Were Here” veered into the
maudlin. The documentary, which recounts how San Francisco’s gay
community united in the 1980s to combat the AIDS epidemic, has its share
of gut-wrenching stories. But the film is admirably no-frills.
Thriller Rod Lott
As not-so-boldly predicted, director David Fincher (“The Social
Network”) delivers a superior remake of Sweden’s global hit “The Girl
with the Dragon Tattoo,” an adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s phenomenon of a
Can’t we all just get along? Roman Polanski’s amusing comedy of manners, ‘Carnage,’ answers in the negative.
Comedy Rod Lott
Given the tumultuous and tragic nature of director/child rapist Roman
Polanski’s life, it’s no surprise he rarely touches comedy. Until the
new “Carnage,” only 1967’s “The Fearless Vampire Killers” and 1986’s
flop “Pirates” gunned for laughs.