Assisted Living - Elliot Greenebaum's dramatic comedy about a day in
the life of a mischievous nursing home janitor (Michael Bonsignore) blends reality and fiction so much that it is
difficult to tell the two apart, which makes for a mixed bag.
The Chumscrubber - You'd think that a cast
that includes Ralph Fiennes, Glenn Close, Jason Isaacs and Allison Janney could wring something out of Arie Posin's
story of suburban alienation, but, as anyone who's ever taken a computer class will tell you: "Garbage in, garbage
Gardener - City Of God director Fernando Meirelles' first English language effort, about a
mild-mannered man (Ralph Fiennes) who uncovers a global conspiracy, is decent enough, though the hype with which
studios Focus and Universal have spun it make us expect more. Telling a story in a non-linear fashion, à la
Memento or 21 Grams, does not automatically make it good, and Meirelles, adapting the John Le Carre
novel, could have given us more than just "moody".