Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

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Brother (1997)
Directed by Aleksei Balabanov
Imagine if Michael Corleone's pride and joy was his Discman. Sergey Bodrov, Jr., gets out of the army in this post-Soviet mobster movie and hitchhikes to Leningrad, er, St. Petersburg, where his brother is set up as a smalltime hit man. Rising from nobody to hotshot, offing rivals (when he's not just sticking up for the little guy), Bodrov follows a familiar gangster movie arc—except for all the humorous, humanizing episodes: the concerts, parties, hanging out and drug use between shootouts that together create a youthful portrait of life in Russia after communism. Henry Stewart (Dec 7 at BAM, part of its Balabanov series)

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