|In Theaters January 1st 2010|
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|Written by Dick Ward|
|Friday, 01 January 2010|
The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond (limited)
Many excellent films have been made from the screenplays of Tennessee Williams. Paul Newman and Elizabeth Taylor lit up the screen in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and there’s little to compare to Marlon Brando’s performance in A Streetcar Named Desire. Unfortunately, The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond doesn’t seem to match the appeal of those legendary films. It stars Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Evans, both more commonly found in the superhero genre.
The White Ribbon (limited)
On the other side of the coin, The White Ribbon has been receiving glowing reviews. The controversial Austrian director Michael Haneke tends to take an approach to film that highlights the more disturbing and depressing aspects of society. The movie’s beautiful black and white aesthetic serves to contrast the dark mood.