With that in mind, I'd like to offer my opinions on two movies I saw fairly recently; Whalerider and Carnage.
Whalerider was cool, a very mellow journey through a different culture.
Carnage was a series of totally unrelated subplots linked together via the carnage of a bullfight. When it ended, I was left with one question blinking away in my mind like a neon sign; "so what?". It was billed as a comedy, and while there were a couple slightly humorous moments, there was nothing I or anyone else in the room laughed out loud at.
The trailer for "The revolution will not be televised" looked very cool though. Here's the synopsis;
HUGO CHAVEZ, ELECTED PRESIDENT OF VENEZUELA IN 1998, IS A COLORFUL, UNPREDICTABLE FOLK HERO, beloved by his nation’s working class – and a tough-as-nails, quixotic opponent to the power structure that would see him deposed. Two independent filmmakers were inside the presidential palace on April 11, 2002, when he was forcibly removed from office. They were also present 48 hours later when, remarkably, he returned to power amid cheering aides. Their film records what was probably history’s shortest-lived coup d’état It’s a unique document about political muscle and an extraordinary portrait of the man The Wall Street Journal credits with making Venezuela “Washington’s biggest Latin American headache after the old standby, Cuba.”