Away We Go

Away We GoDirected by Sam MendesWritten by Dave Eggers and Vendela VidaStarring:  John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeff Daniels, Catherine O'Hara, Josh HamiltonRun Time:  97 minutesMPAA Rating:  Rated Rhttp://www.filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/film/away_we_go/  Sam Mendes's last film, Revolutionary Road, was a  ...

O’Horten

O'HortenWritten and Directed by Bent HamerStarring: Bard Owe, Espen Skornberg, Ghita Norby, Bjorn FlobergRun Time: 90 minutesMPAA Rating: Unratedhttp://www.sonyclassics.com/ohorten/Life is short. And every year, there are more and more movies being made. It's hard  ...

Praying With Lior (2008)

Praying With Lior (2008) Directed by Ilana Trachtman Starring: Lior Liebling and his family MPAA rating: PG Run Time: 88 minutes http://www.firstrunfeatures.com/lior_synopsis.html I don't know if it's harder to recommend a documentary about a passionately religious, Down syndrome  ...

My Winnipeg, Interview with the Director

A Conversation With My Winnipeg Director Guy Maddin During the 2008 San Francisco International Film Festival, culturevulture film reviewer Beverly Berning sat down to talk to filmmaker Guy Maddin, who was there for the West Coast premiere of his latest  ...

The Nines (2007)

The Nines (2007) Directed and written by John August Starring Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, Melissa McCarthy, Elle Fanning and Dahlia Salem 99 minutes website Since the release of "Pulp Fiction" in 1994, over eleven million films have tried to  ...

No End in Sight

Written, Directed and Produced by Charles Ferguson Documentary, 102 minutes http://www.noendinsightmovie.com/ For those of us Americans whose knowledge of our involvement in Iraq is confined to newspaper headlines and the occasional Internet news capsule, “No End in Sight” is a  ...

The Orphanage (2007)

The Orphanage (2007) Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Princep, Mabel Rivera, Geraldine Chaplin MPAA Rated R, Spanish, 100 minutes, http://www.theOrphanageMovie.com/ The word “Orphanage” is likely to conjure up sinister images of overcrowding, hunger,  ...

An interview with the filmmakers of The Orphanage

An interview with the filmmakers of The Orphanage The Orphanage (2007) Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona With Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Princep, Mabel Rivera, Geraldine Chaplin MPAA Rated R, Spanish, 100 minutes, http://www.theOrphanageMovie.com/ A rambling old house with a  ...

The Page Turner

The Page Turner (2006) Director: Denis Dercourt Writers: Denis Dercourt, Jacques Sotty Starring Catherine Frot, Deborah Francois, Pascal Greggory Runtime 85 min., French website “The Page Turner” is French right down to  ...

Pan’s Labyrinth

Written and Directed by Guillermo del Toro Starring Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez Rated R, Runtime 112 min., Spanish website Ivana Baquero in PAN'S LABYRINTH. Photo by TERESA ISASI. “Pan’s Labyrinth” is Mexican filmmaker Guillermo  ...