Another Year

Another Year Directed by Mike LeighWritten by Mike LeighStarring: Lesley Manville, Jim Broadbent, Ruth Sheen, Oliver Maltman, David Bradley, Imelda StauntonRun time 129 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 http://www.anotheryear-movie.com/ Early in Mike Leigh's newest movie, we meet a depressed  ...

Queen of the Lot

Queen of the Lot Written and Directed by Henry JaglomStarring: Tanna Frederick, Noah Wyle, Christopher RydellRun Time: 115 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R http://www.queenofthelot.com/ Critic David Thomson once said that Henry Jaglom had invented a new kind of  ...

Butte, America

Butte, America A Documentary by Pamela RobertsWritten by Eugene Carr and Edwin Dobb http://butteamericafilm.org http://www.butteamerica.com/birish.htm Pamela Roberts' careful "Butte, America" is an ode to the Old West. As a documentary it's a very effective requiem to that lost  ...

Howl

Howl (2010)Ginsberg Goes Hollywoodhttp://howlthemovie.com/(See trailer below.)James Franco as Allen Ginsberg in Howl"I wrote it for Jack!" says Allen Ginsberg in Howl. "And I started writing poetry because I fell in love and I needed to express my feelings." Ginsberg  ...

Patrik, Age 1.5

Patrik, Age 1.5Written and directed by Ella LemhagenStarring:  Gustaf Skarsgård, Thomas Ljungman, Torkel Petersson, Annika Hallin and Amanda DavinRun Time: 98 minutesMPAA Rating:  Not RatedSwedish with English subtitleshttp://www.patrickonepointfive.comAh me, the perils of moving to the country! Especially if you  ...

Wild Grass

Wild GrassDirected by Alain ResnaisWritten by Alex Réval and Laurent Herbiet, from the novel L’Incident by Christine GaillyStarring: Sabine Azéma, André Dussollier, Anne Consigny, Emmanuelle Devos and Mathieu AmalricRun time: 104 minutesIn French with subtitlesMPAA Rating: Rated PG-13http://www.sonyclassics.com/wildgrass/A simple  ...

Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall UprisingDirected by Kate Davis and David HeilbronerWritten by David HeilbronerRunning time: 80 minutesMPAA Rating: Contains parental advisoryhttp://firstrunfeatures.com/stonewalluprising.htmlGay politics were born on June 28 in 1969, when a police special task force raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.  ...

OSS-177: Lost in Rio

OSS-117: Lost in RioDirected by Michel HazanaviciusWritten by Jean-François Halin and Michel HazanaviciusStarring Jean Dujardin, Louise Monot, Rüdiger Vogler, Alex Lutz, Reem KhericiRunning time: 97 minutesMPAA Rating: Unratedhttp://www.musicboxfilms.com/oss-117-lost-in-rioTwo parts James Bond to one part Monsieur Hulot, one part Frank  ...

The Girl on a Train

The Girl on the TrainDirected by André TechinéCo-written by Andre Techine,Odile Barski and Jean-Marie Besset from a play by Jean-Marie BessetStarring: Émilie Dequenne, Catherine Deneuve, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Michel Blanc, Mathieu DemyRunning time: 1 hour 45 minutes, subtitledMPAA Rating: UnratedTellingly,  ...

Police, Adjective

Police, AdjectiveDirected and written by Corneliu PorumboiuStarring: Dragos Bucur (Cristi), Vlad Ivanov (Anghelache), Irina Saulescu (Anca),Running time: 1 hour 53 minutes, subtitledMPAA Rating: Unratedwww.ifcfilms.com/films/police-adjectivePolice Adjective is a small, gray movie from Romania with a long tease and an iron  ...