Archive - 2007
A NASCAR racer must contend with his fall from the top of the sport at the hands of a foreign driver.
I was surprised when I realized that I had been watching for quite a while before noticing tat the "foreign driver" was Sacha Baron Cohen. The film was quirky enough to be kinda funny despite a tame storyline. I give it 3 out of 5.
An American professor of religious symbology reluctantly teams up with a French police cryptologist as they try to solve a murder that may lead to the greatest religious cover-up of all time.
We didn't care for it at all and took several weeks to make it through. It just seemed boring and kind of stuffy/stale which was a bit of a surprise since we had heard from friends that it was good.
I give it 2 out of 5.
The complex paths of disparate individuals eventually converge as the U.S. government and a corporate oil giant position themselves in response to an Arab Gulf State seeking to realign its oil ties and business.
The multiple plot lines were a challenge to follow, but I enjoyed it and thought that the treatment of petroleum politics had the ring of truth. I give it 4 out of 5.
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