2006 May Movies

Forgiving Dr. Mengele

Forgiving Dr. Mengele

  • 90%
  • NONE
  • 82 min
  • Documentary

Eva Mozes Kor, who survived Josef Mengele's cruel twin experiments in the Auschwitz concentration camp, shocks other Holocaust survivors when she decides to forgive the perpetrators as a way of self-healing.

Giuliani Time

Giuliani Time

  • 85%
  • NONE
  • 118 min
  • Documentary

On September 10, 2001, Rudy Giuliani was a lame-duck mayor, stung by the public dissolution of his marriage, accusations of playing racial politics, and a growing resistance to his combative style. The next day, his reassuring demeanor during one of the city's worst tragedies catapulted him to the status of international hero, "America's Mayor." But what was it like to live in New York during Giuliani time? Was Giuliani truly responsible for the decline in crime in the '90s? Here is a meticulously researched, trenchant portrait of the pre-9/11 politician, based partly upon dramatic revelations from Wayne Barrett's Rudy! An Investigative Biography of Rudolph Giuliani: his deportation of Haitian boat people, his fight against organized crime in the '80s; and as mayor, his zero tolerance for petty crimes; his handling of the Diallo and Louima cases; his attacks on "welfare cheats" (while dressed as the Lion King); his dubious attempts at art criticism. Giuliani's defenders have their say as well, championing the "broken windows" policy popularized by the Mayor.

Gwai aan ying ging

    • Unrated
    • 94 min
    • Comedy

    The Tao of ghostbusting; religion and policing. On January 2, 2006, three fateful things happen to Sergeant Yiu, a lackluster Hong Kong cop: he shoots a notorious criminal who vows to haunt him, his aunt dies and passes to him the ability to see ghosts, and he's given a desk job at the 7th precinct. There he's supervised by the hard-nosed Madame Tsui, he meets Bing, the force's expert on the supernatural, and he works with Fiona, a lovely colleague with her own secret. Can Yiu (called "Seven") manage his gift, face the ghost, and find the gang that's still at large? Help comes from Taoists, a young medium, and the venerable precinct itself, but the forces of evil are great. Written by <[email protected]>

    H2Odio

    H2Odio

      • Unrated
      • 88 min
      • Horror

      A murky and polluted lake lies in malevolent hibernation behind a neglected cottage. Suddenly a large plastic garbage is thrown into it. It floats amidst the murk, hits the surface, and bumps clumsily into the base of a tree. Silence; until the plastic bag lunges and clings to the tree's branch. 2 girls (Olivia and Christina) stand at the edge of the lake, looking at its nauseating state. 3 others (Summer, Nicole, and Ana) are taking their suitcases out of the SUV parked in front of the cottage. Summer mentions how creepy it is. Ana confirms that it's absolutely perfect. Nicole drags her massive suitcase up the driveway. Christina and Olivia give each other a look, a nod, a smile;"well, lets do it." Isolating themselves for health and cleansing 5 girls find that you need more than water to survive the past . . Written by Mark Holdom

      Hollow Man II

      Hollow Man II

        • R
        • 91 min
        • Action

        In Seattle, after the mysterious death of the scientist Dr. Devin Villiers, Detective Frank Turner and his partner Det. Lisa Martinez are assigned to protect Devin's colleague Dr. Maggie Dalton. Lisa is killed while protecting Maggie, and Frank presses her to tell what is happening. She discloses that a veteran soldier called Michael Griffin was submitted to an experiment with the objective of creating the ultimate national security weapon, an undetectable soldier. However, the experiment failed, with horrible side effects due to the damage to the cells caused by the radiation. Michael is chasing Maggie to get the necessary buffer to survive.

        Honour of the Knights (Quixotic)

        Honour of the Knights (Quixotic)

        • 80%
        • Unrated
        • 95 min
        • Documentary

        In this minimalist take on Cervantes' Don Quixote story, there are no windmills - only wind, trees, grass and sunlight. It is a soulful study of two lone figures against an unspoiled landscape.

        - Written by

        Anonymous

        How I Killed a Saint

        How I Killed a Saint

          • NONE
          • 82 min
          • Drama

          Mitsevska's first feature presents a slice of Macedonian life in 2001, the year the former Yugoslav republic skirted civil war with its ethnic Albanian citizens. Presenting an affecting story of a brother and sister who love each other but have to bridge different political ideas and personal agendas effectively captures the tension of the time. Viola (Labina Mitevska, who played the young Albanian girl in "Before the Rain") returns from college in the U.S. moody and withdrawn. Guns are being fired and bombs exploding in Skopje, the city where her family lives. Her brother Kokan engages Viola as a cover in one of his pick-ups and their trip to the Albanian border to get a bag full of money turns into a harrowing homeward journey through police inspections and land mines. About the same time, Viola tells Kokan her secret: She has a baby daughter she left behind with a diplomat's family when she left for America.

          I Am Guilty

          I Am Guilty

            • Unrated
            • 90 min
            • Drama

            Armin Steeb is adrift: just finished with school, living with his middle-class parents, clueless about finding work. He tries connecting with a girl, he engages in risky sex with strangers in public toilets, he goes to job interviews. He also sends an anonymous letter to a local Munich newspaper, claiming responsibility for a fatal road accident. He fitfully pursues notoriety as he goes through life nearly without affect. What will it take to get Armin to smile? Written by <[email protected]>

            In a Single Bound

              • Unrated
              • 24 min
              • Documentary

              Behind every great action heroes, there are real life heroes. Superman's acts of bravery are well-documented, but few have heard of the historians, actors, animated artists, and "SuperFans" that turned this flying man of steel into one of the world's greatest comic book heroes. In a Single Bound takes us from the inception of Superman by his creators Siegel and Shuster to his explosion into comic books, film, and even the courtroom. This explosive documentary is sure to fascinate anyone who has ever wondered what heroes are made of. Written by Producer

              In the Dark

              In the Dark

                • NONE
                • 86 min
                • Thriller

                He's called Taco, Pepe, Chi-chi, all nicknames designed to mock his skin color. He is a messenger, seemingly bound by color and status, within the Hollywood motion picture industry. But he tolerates the racism as he struggles to make a living, because he has a dream of making it big. Always at the beck and call of three Hollywood uber-agents, his disposable status is exploited to deliver questionable merchandise to the stars. When they propose a lucrative, yet dangerous venture, he sees it as his only chance for success. As the stakes get high very quickly, the messenger must question how well thought out his plan to succeed really is.