Without the King

Without the King (2007) Directed by: Michael Skolnik Documentary MPAA rating: Not Rated (but no profanity, sex, or violence) Run time: 84 minutes http://www.firstrunfeatures.com/withouttheking_synopsis.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o37iJhBo7VU Michael Skolnik’s documentary about the royal family of Swaziland is like that  ...

The Witnesses (2007)

André Téchiné is a master at taking life experiences and stripping them of sentimentality, leaving us with only the bare-bones honesty of relationships and desire. It makes for some blunt and uncomplicated filmmaking. It’s like having an argument with your  ...

The Witnesses (2007)

The year is 1984. The place is Paris, France. Manu is a young gay man from the country recently arrived in Paris. During the course of one year, several individuals will become involved with Manu and through him with each  ...

Young at Heart (2008)

Directed by Stephen Walker Released by Fox Searchlight Pictures MPAA rating: PG Run time: 135 minutes http://www.foxsearchlight.com/youngatheart/ There are things out there we naturally associate with one another, such as peanut butter and jelly or Starsky and Hutch. But  ...

Starting Out in the Evening (2007)

Starting Out in the Evening (2007) Directed by Andrew Wagner Written by Wagner and Fred Parnes (from the novel by Brian Morton) Starring Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Lili Taylor, Adrian Lester 111 minutes. MPAA Rating: PG  ...

Southland Tales (2006)

Southland Tales (2006) Written and Directed by Richard Kelly Starring Dwayne Johnson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Justin Timberlake, Sean William Scott, Wallace Shawn, Miranda Richardson, Nora Dunn http://www.southlandtales.com/ When David Lynch’s avant-garde horror film “Eraserhead” became a cult  ...

Sound of the Soul

Sound of the Soul (2005) Directed by Stephen Olson website Little known in the Western world, Fez, Morocco is a cosmopolitan crossroads of cultures and religious traditions. Founded in 789 BCE, during the period of the European Early  ...

The Rape of Europa

The Rape of Europa (2006) Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, and Nicole Newnham, directors Narrated by Joan Allen Documentary in English, French, Italian, German, Polish and Russian with English subtitles. 117 minutes. website Based on Lynn H. Nicholas’s  ...

The Red Balloon

In 1956, a short (only 34 minutes) and almost completely wordless film came out in France, and immediately won the hearts of children and adults around the world. It was the first short film to receive a Palme d’Or at  ...

Red Road (2006)

Red Road (2006) Written and Directed by Andrea Arnold Starring Kate Dickie, Tony Curran, Martin Compston, Natalie Press Rated R, Runtime 113 min., English website One of most parents' most obnoxious refrains goes  ...