Thanks to a marvelously full-bodied performance by Michelle Yeoh and a complementary one by David Thewlis, The Lady overcomes its own obstacles -- principally ones of pacing -- to present a moving portrait of courage, resilience and conviction.
Just as this year's Nobel Peace Prize winners -- three women -- were announced, this film season features two films that focus on women rulers: one, Margaret Thatcher, a hawk; the other, Aung San Suu Kyi, a dove who is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
I suppose that, if you haven't seen District B13, this sequel will amuse and excite. But your time is better spent tracking down a DVD of the original, which was a highlight of a rapidly deteriorating genre.
Shot in 54 countries, Home takes us on an journey all around the planet, to contemplate and understand how humanity has upset the balance of the planet, established by nearly four billion years of evolution.