UNDER THE SAME MOON (Patricia Riggen, 2007)

Whatever gleams there are of difficulties endured by Mexicans who illegally cross the U.S. border get lost in this The Search-type tearjerker about a nine-year-old boy, Carlitos, who steals into the U.S. in order to reunite with his mother, who works in Los Angeles and from whom he has been separated for four years. Rosario, […]

SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT (Ingmar Bergman, 1955)

Eighteen-year-old Anne poses an odd question to Fredrik Egerman (Gunnar Björnstrand, elegant), her fortysomething husband, as he tucks her in: “Would you be jealous if Henrik started paying me more attention?” Henrik is lawyer Fredrik’s studious son; the Egermans’ marriage remains unconsummated. So the answer is “Yes.” One-time wolf Fredrik patiently plays the part of […]