The Savages (2007)

The Savages (2007) Written and directed by Tamara Jenkins Starring Laura Linney, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Bosco, Gbenga Akinnagbe 113 minutes (USA), MPAA Rating: R http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thesavages/ “The Savages,” writer/director Tamara Jenkins’s second film, is easily the best comedy  ...

Sex and the City (2008)

Written and Directed by Michael Patrick King Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Chris Noth, Jennifer Hudson, David Eigenberg MPAA Rating: Rated R Run Time: 148 minutes There is so much that is disappointing about the  ...

Secret Sunshine (2007)

Secret Sunshine (2007) New York Film Festival Director: Chang-dong Lee Writers: Chang-dong Lee, Chong-jun Yi (novel) Korea Starring Do-yeon Jeon, Kang-ho Song http://www.secretsunshine.co.kr/fla/index.html Can a movie traumatize you in a good way? I suppose The Passion of Joan of  ...

San Francisco Film Festival 2008

Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area who receive only rations of world cinema much of the year can load up on it with a two-week feast, at 24 frames per second, when the San Francisco International Film Festival returns  ...

In the Shadow of the Moon

In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) Documentary Directed by David Sington PG 100 minutes On Mel Brooks' original album of The 2000 Year Old Man, he does a bit where he's an astronaut being interviewed by  ...

The Signal (2007)

The Signal (2007) Directed by: David Bruckner, Dan Bush, and Jacob Gentry Starring: Justin Welborn, AJ Bowen, Anessa Ramsey MPAA rating: PG-13 Run Time: 99 minutes http://www.doyouhavethecrazy.com/ The Signal begins with a film-within-a-film, what appears  ...

The Signal

The premise of David Bruckner, Dan Bush and Jacob Gentry’s three-part horror film, The Signal, is quite simple. One evening in the city of Terminus, on New Years Eve, all transmissions over all media – cell phones, television, etc. --  ...

Silk (2007)

Silk (2007) Directed by Francois Girard Written by Francois Girard and Michael Golding Starring Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Alfred Molina, Koji Yakusho http://www.silkmovie.com/ Those who have read the 1996 best-selling novel “Silk” by Alessandro Baricco may wonder why anyone  ...

South by Southwest Film Festival 2007

The South by Southwest film festival just wrapped up its 14th annual edition, but it still dwells in the shadow of the music conference with which it shares a name and a week in mid-March. Although SXSW Film  ...

Soldiers of Conscience (2007)

USA, 85 minutes, documentary Produced and directed by Gary Weimberg and Catherine Ryan http://www.socfilm.com/ Mill Valley Film Festival Oct 5, 8:30pm, Oct 7 11am http://www.mvff.com/ At this moment in time, as the “debate” on United States Iraq policy has devolved  ...