ALI & NINO REVIEWED
“Ali & Nino” is a pretty crazy early 20th century take on the same kind of period romance that gets trot every couple of years. This time, our lead fellow murders a rival for the hand of a Georgian princess. By that, I mean the Armenian guy kills for a chick from the nation of Georgia. If you murder someone for a piece from Georgia, then usually end up on “Cops”. The film attempts to cover a lot of ground, but Mandy Patinkin makes sure to ham it up for everyone.
I really dug director Asif Kapadia’s work on Amy, but I’m not sure of Kapadia’s narrative work. In time, I can see a great talent emerge on this front. For now, it’s just a rental.
- 2.40:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 5.1