Of Gods and Men: This powerful, fact-based story is set at a rural, Algerian Catholic Trappist monastery that becomes a philosophical battleground when Islamic fundamentalists begin terrorizing the area. Should the monks stay and risk their lives in order continue their mission?
- Scott Renshaw
13 Assassins: A samurai warrior (Kji Yakusho) assembles a team of elite swordsmen to kill a sadistic overlord. Director Takashi Miike's flair for hyper-creative ultraviolence is on full display in this deeply moral antiwar film. (M.S.)
- Marc Savlov