TICKET TO PARADISE, Cuba; THREE STARS!!! Well acted slice of incredible, but true conditions of young people facing insurmountable odds; devoid of options. Depressing but pivotally realistic.
HIS MOTHER’S EYES, France; FOUR STARS!!!! Even with its flaws, I loved this film of beautiful people, with not-so-beautiful souls. Catherine Deneuve is a French icon.
BOL; Pakistan; FOUR STARS!!!! Here is an example of a family imprisoned by the morals and dictates of a patriarch whose interpretation of the Koran destroys all the women he has fathered. Accomplished acting lends tremendous credence to this brutal, and almost brilliant film.