THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT ★★★☆☆
Comedy on importance of awareness of own mortality. Not as funny as it thinks it is. Ending fudged.
RUINED HEART: ANOTHER LOVE STORY BETWEEN A CRIMINAL AND A WHORE ★★★★☆
Does what Terrence Malick tried to do with KNIGHT OF CUPS. Cinematographer Christopher Doyle is on fire. Tadanobu Asano, so effing cool.
RUBEN GUTHRIE ★★★½☆
Many films on addiction are painfully grim: REQUIEM, SHAME, MORE, NEEDLE PARK. Regular levity here provides refreshing tone.