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  ...

Paranoid Park

Directed by Gus Van Sant Written by Gus Van Sant, adapted from a novel by Blake Nelson Starring Gabe Nevins, Taylor Momsen, Jake Miller, Lauren McKinney, Dan Liu Rated R 78 minutes http://www.ifcfilms.com/ There are certain times in a filmmaker’s  ...

Paris, je t’aime

Ah, the omnibus film; few genres generate such mediocrity. For every rare success like Spirits of the Dead or Dead of Night, there are a dozen lackluster hodgepodges like Lumiere and Company, Eros, and Aria. And yet, the assemblage of  ...

Paris, je t’aime

I remember being humorously struck by the response of a friend commenting on the prospect of watching short films: “Oh no, I don’t have the patience for shorts.” The irony of the comment is obvious, and her obliviousness to the  ...

Persepolis movie by Marjane Satrapi, film review by Beverly Berning

Directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud Written by Marjane Satrapi With the voices of Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian and Gabrielle Lopes MPAA rating: PG-13 Run time: 95 minutes http://www.sonypictures.com/classics/persepolis In translating her popular graphic novels  ...

Perverts!

Camp began as a secret code among gay men, as a kind of handshake, recognizing each other as members of the same disaffected group. Andy Warhol was an early master at taking pleasure in noticing bad taste; actually elevating the  ...

Pierrepoint- The Last Hangman (2005)

Pierrepoint- The Last Hangman (2005) English: 90 minutes Director: Adrian Shergold Starring Timothy Spall as Pierrepoint Juliet Stevenson as Anne Pierrepoint Eddie Marsan as Tish http://www.pierrepointmovie.com/ As my eleventh grade English class worked our way through Hemingway short stories,  ...

Planet B-Boy (2008)

Directed and Edited by Benson Lee Produced by Amy Lo and Benson Lee MPAA rating: Unrated Run time: 95 minutes http://www.planetbboy.com/ Don’t let the title confuse you. This is not a film about boys from Planet B. The B in  ...

My Winnipeg (2008)

One thing you can say about a Guy Maddin film is that it couldn’t be anyone else’s. The Canadian filmmaker who specializes in appropriating the look of cinema past was doing this long before Todd Haynes came up with Far  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore Written and Directed by Marc Lawrence official website In this middling romantic comedy, Hugh Grant plays Alex, a washed up singer who once topped the charts as part of a famous 80s  ...