OZ THE GREAT & POWERFUL James Franco reinvents another gay classic.
This "sun" thing won't last forever. Lucky for us, there are indoor entertainments.
*Oz the Great and Powerful finds James Franco and Sam Raimi telling the pre-Dorothy story of the Wizard of Oz. Paul Constant says it's charming and sweet, but insists Danny Elfman must immediately stop scoring movies.
*Lore is an intense and compelling drama about life in Nazi Germany, which Bethany Jean Clement hails as "the nightmare version of The Sound of Music."
*Greedy Lying Bastards is a " thoroughly researched, clearly presented agit-doc" about how oil and petroleum interests have concocted a "debate" on climate change, writes Brendan Kiley. "[The film] demonstrates that if you say something often enough, and say it while wearing a suit, some people will start to believe it.
*Yossi is a sequel to the 2002 film Yossi & Jagger, a romantic drama about the secret love affair between two Israeli soldiers. Yossi picks up the story ten years later, and it's a small, smart, sexy slice-of-life film whose charms might be lost on those who missed the first film.