Everything Strange and New

Everything Strange and NewWritten and directed by Frazer BradshawStarring:  Jerry McDaniel, Beth Lisick, Luis Saguar and Rigo Chacon, Jr.Run Time:  84 minutesMPAA Rating:  Not Ratedwww.everythingstrangeandnew.comFrazer Bradshaw's debut feature reeks of a need to do something grand, and its attempt  ...

Collapse

CollapseDirected by Chris SmithWritten by Michael RuppertStarring:  Michael Ruppert ( as himself)Run time:  82 minutesMPAA Rating:  Rated PGhttp://www.collapsemovie.com/COLLAPSEMOVIE/"Born in the CIA!" isn't what Bruce Springsteen sang, but it's more or less the theme of Michael Ruppert in this wannabe  ...

Taiwan Film Days

Taiwan Film DaysWant to know where you can find some good authentic Taiwanese cinema? The answer, from November 6-8, is San Francisco. The place: Landmark's Opera Plaza Cinema. The event: Taiwan Film Days, a film series  ...

Antichrist

Antichrist Written and Directed by Lars von TrierStarring: Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem DafoeRun Time: 109 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated NC-17http://www.antichristthemovie.comhttp://www.hulu.com/watch/101875/movie-trailers-antichrist---exclusive-clip Antichrist isn't a film for everyone. On the contrary, it seems that there is something in it  ...

Bright Star

Bright Star (2009)Written and Directed by Jane CampionStarring: Abbie Cornish, Ben Wishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry FoxRun Time: 119 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PGhttp://www.brightstar-movie.com/Jane Campion is a sensualist. Her main interests are more of the senses than  ...

The Baader Meinhof Complex

The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)Directed by Uli EdelWritten by Bernd Eichinger, based on the book by Stefan AustStarring: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno GanzRun Time: 144 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated Rhttp://www.baadermeinhofmovie.com/At almost three hours, Uli  ...

La Belle Personne

La Belle Personne(The Beautiful Person)Directed by Christophe HonoréWritten by Christophe Honoré and Gilles TaurandStarring: Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux, Gregoire Leprince-RinguetRun Time: 90 minutesMPAA Rating: Not RatedThe daring young French director Christophe Honoré seems determined to carry  ...

Hirokazu Kore-eda Interview

A Conversation with Hirokazu Kore-eda, Director of Still WalkingPhoto Pamela Gentile.Film critic and Japanese culture writer Donald Ritchie has called him "probably the finest young director working in Japan today." Although still virtually unknown to western mainstream audiences,  ...

Julie and Julia (2009)

Julie & Julia (2009) Written and Directed by Nora Ephron Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina Run Time: 123 minutes MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 http://www.julieandjulia.com I remember watching Julia Child’s show “The French  ...

Valentino: The Last Emperor

Valentino: The Last EmperorA documentary by Matt Tyrnauerhttp://www.valentinomovie.com/For almost a half century, the name Valentino has been synonymous with wealth, glamour and sartorial elegance at extravagant prices. The fashion designer Valentino Garavani courted, and was courted by, royalty  ...