by John Stoehr
The Class (PG-13) A French film about an idealistic teacher trying to educate and make a better life for immigrant students in some of France's toughest (that is, most racially tense) schools. Think Dangerous Minds with English subtitles.
Expired (NR) A movie about Claire, a mild-mannered meter maid who lives with her sickly mother and who eventually meets a boy by the name of Jay. Jay and Claire are awkward and nervous about love, but they eventually start to make it work. And then, a fateful conflict arises. Stars Samantha Morton, Jason Patric, Teri Garr, Illeana Douglas, Joe Camareno.