Four fine films that come from very different places:
Better Than You Heard Dep’t.: Brooklyn’s Finest – Antoine Fuqua’s rather grim but powerful and thrilling tale of three cops (Richard Gere, Don Cheadle & Ethan Hawke) who face very different, very violent fates. Gere is an aging who-cares veteran; Cheadle is deep undercover; and Hawke is a stressed-out strike force member who has too much guilt and too many bad ideas. Great flick.