For his latest film, Le Havre, legendary director Aki Kaurismäki abandons his native Finland for the coast of France, resulting in a comic drama about a noble shoe-shiner and an illegal immigrant kid hiding from the law. Kaurismäki plans this as the first in a trilogy of “port” movies, with the others to be set in Spain and Germany. Le Havre sets the bar high — Criticker users gave it great marks, and it also picked up the FIPRESCI award at last year’s Cannes festival. It’s the pick of the week, in an otherwise disappointing lineup of new DVDs.
“Le Havre” tells the story of a shoeshiner who tries to save an immigrant child.
Le Havre @ Amazon
While Jo (Roberts) is chained down in a dead end supermarket job, her friends are all out on their own separate adventures: Cassandra (Egerton) is jetting off to New York to meet her Internet boyfriend; Kerrys (Warren-Markland) is on a one woman crusade fighting for female liberation and Shannon (Lovibond) is on a one way trip to meet her maker. But a chance encounter with some diamond thieves sends their separate worlds on a collision course with not only each other, but fate itself.
188.8.131.52 @ Amazon
On a late night visit to an ATM, three co-workers end up in a desperate fight for their lives when they become trapped by an unknown man. (imdb)
ATM @ Amazon
As a new year at school begins, Lola’s heart is broken by her boyfriend, though soon she’s surprised by her best friend, promising musician Kyle, who reveals his feelings for her.
LOL @ Amazon