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The Wolverine (2013) ***

Though enjoying excellent performance from Jackman, who is able to get under the Wolverine's skin down to his last hair, and despite some terrific action scenes, after a good start The Wolverine is yet just one more flimsy summer action flick.

Warm Bodies (2013) ***

At its heart Warm Bodies is a romantic comedy with a twist. It uses the zombie genre as a backdrop for the plot, which makes it compelling even for non-zombie fans such as myself. The story includes some noble elements such as accepting the different, social responsibility, and, being a romance, of course, love as the ultimate cure. Nicholas Hoult is excellent in the leading role, enjoying good support by Teresa Palmer and Rob Corddry.

The Sessions (2012) ****

The Sessions join a distinguished group of films addressing various perspectives of a man trapped in a motionless body. What sets The Sessions apart, aside of addressing sex and disability, a rare topic all by itself, is that the main character, real-life poet Mark O’Brien, who had been without control of his body due to polio in childhood, is not struggling with the disability as do the heroes of most other films. He had already come up to terms with his conditions and learned to make the most out of it. His challenges are different and include a need to earn his manhood by losing his virginity, despite his condition and somewhat against his religious following.

The Woman in Black (UK, 2012) ***

This horror-thriller film, directed by James Watkins and written by Jane Goldman (based on Susan Hill's novel of the same name,) could have been much better if it would have focused on the psychological rather than be yet another genre horror flick.

The Hurt Locker (2008) *****

An intense and gripping film. Well put and acted. It seems to convey well what war is like when fought within civilian population - a situation not that familiar to most audiences not living in places such as Israel.
But beyond the combat situations, it’s a good depiction of human character and its psyche under conditions almost inconceivable, including the coming back home after the intensity a soldier may experience at the front.



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