New Releases for the Week of February 19, 2010

New Releases for the Week of February 19, 2010

Leonardo di Caprio's career has benefitted from the tough-guy lessons he took from De Niro

SHUTTER ISLAND

(Paramount) Leonardo di Caprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson, Max von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Jackie Earle Haley, John Carroll Lynch, Elias Koteas, Ted Levine, Robin Bartlett. Directed by Martin ScorseseA pair of U.S. Marshalls investigating the disappearance of a murderess from a fortress-like island hospital for the criminally insane find themselves embroiled in a mystery that will threaten their very sanity. This is quite the change of pace for Scorsese; some are saying it’s his first true horror movie and it is certainly his first thriller since Cape Fear.

See the trailer and clips here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Rating: R (for disturbing violent content, language and some nudity)

The Little Traitor

(Westchester) Alfred Molina, Ido Port, Rami Heuberger, Theodore Bikel. A spirited Israeli boy wants nothing more than to see the occupying British force go home. He hates the Brits with a passion – until he actually meets one. A kind-hearted British sergeant looks the other way when the boy violates curfew and the two strike up an unlikely friendship, one that will have far-reaching ramifications in each other’s lives.

See the trailer here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Rating: NR

The White Ribbon

(Sony Classics) Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Tukur, Theo Trebs, Michael Schenk. Just prior to the beginning of World War I, the tranquil life of a small German village is disrupted by a series of mysterious and disturbing events. This is considered the front-runner for this years’ Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, as it has already won the Golden Globe for the same category.

See the trailer here.

For more on the movie this is the website.

Rating: R (for some disturbing content involving violence and sexuality)

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