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Ron Howard’s simpleminded movie reduces the complex, prickly life of a troubled, real-life mathematician into easily digestible mythology. It’s a cheap, pandering tactic, but one whose narrative power is impossible to deny — with Russell Crowe and a breakthrough performance from Jennifer Connelly.
This pessimistic view of a future under constant siege by an enemy who can infiltrate from within is a chase film that director Gary Fleder (Things To Do in Denver When You’re Dead) keeps going at a relentless pace — with Gary Sinise, Vincent D’Onofrio, Madeleine Stowe and Mekhi Phifer.
Tender loving care, dished up along with great food, and served in spacious and attractive digs. The menu is a mix of American and a smattering of Lebanese choices: hamburgers, chef salad and turkey sandwiches, kafta, hummus and laban. A clever cook, Maurice Lteif does equally well whatever continent he’s cooking from. The grilled shrimp is divine; just as good is a garlicky, buttery lemon chicken topped with thinly sliced mushrooms and served with rice pilaf. For dessert, try the rice pudding: lemony and very large.
The main topic here is a cold and detailed wallow in the quagmire of adolescent sexuality, something director Catherine Breillat views as an opportunity for abuse. But in the end, whether in the name of radical formalism or righteous rage, she means to freak us out. You've been warned.