• “The Railway Man” is opening – for real – after being pulled at the last minute by the distributor last week.
The film stars Colin Firth as a former prisoner of war. Nicole Kidman is the wife who’s trying to figure out why he’s come unglued. Stellan Skarsgard and Jeremy Irvine also star.
To read a review, find a link at www.spokane7.com/blog (1:54, R for disturbing prisoner of war violence).
• “The American Nurse” is a documentary that explores the roles nurses have played.
The Village Voice called it “a documentary about genuine human decency without kitsch.” The review continues: “Carolyn Jones’ portrait of five medical caregivers walks us through day-in, day-out sacrifices without ever coming off as sentimental or aggrandizing.”
It’s playing at the Magic Lantern in honor of National Nurses Week (1:21, unrated).