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Wednesday, April 8

Pitter Patter Familiars

Tick Tick... Boomtastic!
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Lymelife presents us with two Long Island clans from the late 70s, the Bartletts and the Braggs. Both have their fair share of issues and are intertwined for butter or worse. The Bartletts consist of housing developer pop (Alec Baldwin, in full on yelling mode, and yes, that's always a good thing), who's no longer in love with mom (an eye-opening Jill Hennessy, who has squandered her talents on TV for weigh two long), so he finds solace in the arms of his coworker, mama Bragg (the dependable Cynthia Nixon), who's also not in love with her spouse, a withdrawn lyme-diseased Vietnam Vet (a brilliant Timothy Hutton). Watching from the sidelines are their kids, sardonic army solider Jimmy Bartlett (Kieran Culkin, the silly Culkin), his innocent Star Wars obsessed younger brother Scott (Rory Culkin, perhaps the mos soulful actor of the Culkin brood) and the not so innocent cutie pie Adrianna Bragg (Emma Roberts, acting real in her first real movie). Scott is the center of our attention, and we easily feel sorry and root for him in the same breath. He has an obvious crush on Adrianna, and as their respective family lives are going to sh#t, their awkwardly budding relationship is the film's singular light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Director Derick Martini's fine film (exec-proded by Martin Scorsese!) reminded us a heckuva lot of another 'things fall apart' masterpiece, The Squid and the Whale (one of our mos flavorite films of this decade). Lymelife fantastically hits similar notes that Whale played to much more perfection, yet it has its own unique voice (and a klassic with a k soundtrack) that you should fo sho prick up your ears to

Family Thighs: Rory Culks has played a younger version of his brother Macaulay twice (The Good Son and Ri¢hie Ri¢h) and Kieran once (Igby Goes Down)

Verdictgo: Breast In Show

Sin Nombre
Makes A Nombre For Itself
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If City of God split half of its gangster time with a tale of attempting to cross over the American border from Mexico, it would mos likely resemble Cary Fukunaga's Sin Nombre. We getz to follow around a lil gun toting hombre (Edgar Flores), who one day has a change of heart about his evil ways and decides to help a poor young adorable girl reach her goal of gettin to New Jersey (Paulina Gaitan, who made her way to NJ as a sex slave in 2007's purty decent Trade... c below). The performances are genuine, the locations are sincredible, the gangsta shiz is gangtastic, but it all feels a tad o' beens therez, donez thats. Well, so did Lymelife, and we recommend that you see that, and since Nombre also has its own uniqueness to it, you should probably czech it out taz wellz

H2Oh No!: Paulina es muy bonita, but someone peas get this girl in a movie that doesn't involve her treading water!

Verdictgo: Jeepers Worth A Peepers

Lymelife opens today in NY only, and elsewhere elsewhen, where Sin Nombre is nombreing it up

and until next thyme the balcony is clothed...