Brothers (Br�dre)

"I will always love you," Michael says in a voiceover reading of a letter to his wife, "The world isn't good, bad, right, wrong..." His admirably nonjudgmental attitude extends to his brother, Jannik, who is being released from prison,  ...

Our Fathers

David France investigated what has become known as the pedophile priest crisis in the American Catholic Church while working for Newsweek magazine. In the book which resulted from his efforts, Our Fathers: The Secret Life of the Catholic Church  ...

Mad Hot Ballroom

The unfortunately titled Mad Hot Ballroom is neither mad nor hot, but it is about kids and ballroom dancing and it is a delight. Nobody walks out of this film at the end without a great big smile.  ...

Kontroll

Hungarian Nimrod Antal creates a vivid first impression with his debut film, Kontroll. Garnering deserved recognition at the Cannes Film Festival, Kontroll is original, imaginative, and, most of all, work that demonstrates a powerful filmic sensibility in this thirty-something  ...

Crash

Crash is that most unusual of mass market movies--one made from a screenplay written on spec by a well-estasblished writer, in this case Paul Haggis. It's the same route Haggis took with the brilliant Million Dollar Baby: Write the  ...

Kingdom of Heaven

Kingdom of Heaven (2005) Buy it at Art.com Within the first fifteen minutes of Ridley Scott's new epic, Kingdom of Heaven,  ...

Here Lies Jenny – Kurt Weill

The setting is a basement saloon, presumably in a German city, Hamburg, perhaps, or Berlin. It's a rundown place, a place that may or may not have seen better times--the ideal setting for the songs of Kurt Weill. Weill's  ...

The Holy Girl (La Nina Santa)

"What is it, Lord, you want of me?" sings the choir leader as tears start to flow from her eyes. Behind her back two girls gossip--they've seen her passionately kissing a man. One of the gossips is Amalia (Maria  ...