I don't know if the people who read this blog are big on films, but we at TYS surely are, and from what I have seen I believe that hardcore kids do know their flicks and actually watch more than Gangland and Lockdown (even though we love those, too!).
One of the best films I watched this summer is Sin Nombre, a pretty brutal and realistic yet beautiful film. It contains a lot of graphic violence but at the same time shows the sensitive side that even the toughest people have. Ιn other words it walks the thin line between gangster films and love stories, without one single cliche that we usually see in Hollywood films. Even thought the theme has been done before, director and writer Cary Fukunaga has crossed most cinematic lines and has made a truly exceptional and unusual film.
For our Greek readers: the movie is out now on DVD under the title Χωρίς Όνομα.