This is the year
women kick ass, and never more so than in adaptations of the late Swedish
author Stieg Larsson's thrillers featuring the unstoppable 90-pound warrior
Lisbeth Salander. Tonight, the Brattle Theatre presents a sneak preview of the
third and last of the series, Daniel Alfredson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest,
in which Salander, played by feral stunner Noomi Rapace, refights the entire
Cold War with a bullet in her head while in an ICU.
With its brilliant Bad Poets Society on hiatus,
Channel Zero is focusing on video programming, like tonight's screening of
Israel's first movie, Hill 24 Doesn't
Answer (1955). Promoters claim this is one
of the best foreign films you've never heard of, and it hasn't been screened in
Boston in half a decade.