Weekend Movie Guide: Depends on your POV
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Hollywood's latest exercise in Rashômon-style storytelling is Vantage Point. As most of you no doubt realize because you've seen the trailer a quarter of a million times, Vantage Point deals with the attempted assassination of the President from a multitude of perspectives. As the movie's tagline says, "8 Strangers. 8 Points of View. 1 Truth." Critics have been flaming it with Variety's Justin Chang providing some choice barbs.
I actually had low expectations for Be Kind Rewind when I saw it at Sundance. The only reason I went is because I got shut out of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. This is one instance, though, where I'm glad I was wrong. Be Kind Rewind may not be a great movie, but it's a hell of a lot of fun. There's an extended "sweded" montage in the middle that will leave you cackling hysterically. Check out yesterday's LAist review here.