George Wu holds a masters degree in cinema studies from NYU. He eats, drinks, and sleeps movies. Fortunately, he lives in New York City, the best place in the country for disorders of this type. He also works on the occasional screenplay when inspiration strikes, but his muses don't slap him around enough.
Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have made many notable films from “La Promesse” to their Palme d’Or winners “Rosetta” and “L’Enfant,” but they had never worked with a movie star as big as Marion Cotillard until now with “Two Days, One ...
The movie’s title, “Clouds of Sils Maria,” refers to a natural phenomenon found in the Sils Maria municipality of Switzerland for which the fictional play within the film, “Maloja Snake,” is also named. Both titles designate the same ...
A little over 30 years ago, Godfrey Reggio and Phillip Glass united to make “Koyaanisqatsi,” a tone poem documentary with such a vivid visual style and propulsive soundtrack that it would influence many a movie, music video, and commercial in ...
After the lackluster 2012, 2013 was a superb year for movies delivering excellence in every genre from dramas ("The Wind Rises," "Captain Phillips") to comedies ("American Hustle," "This Is the End") to documentaries ("Twenty Feet from Stardom," ...
Any movie following the sublime A Separation comes with impossible to meet expectations, and Asghar Farhadi’s The Past is indeed no match for his previous picture. It’s much closer in quality to Farhadi’s About Elly from 2009, sharing its strengths ...
"Blue Is the Warmest Color" arrives with plenty of controversy—poor working conditions alleged by cast and crew, production overruns in both budget and schedule, and varied reactions over graphic sex scenes resulting in an NC-17 rating. Whether writer-director Abdellatif Kechiche ...
Room 237 (2013)
Directed by Rodney AscherStarring: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli KearnsRun Time: 102 minutes
MPAA rating: Not Rated
Stanley Kubrick's bold style and themes on human irrationality and control were consistently recognizable throughout most ...
Holy Motors (2012)
Directed by: Leos CaraxStarring: Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Kylie MinogueMPAA rating: Not RatedRun Time: 115 minutes
Denis Lavant as one of several characters in Leos Carax's "Holy Motors"
Like Terrence Malick and the late Stanley ...
The Descendants (2011)
Directed by: Alexander PayneStarring: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy GreerMPAA Rating: Rated RRun Time: 115 minutes
Alexander Payne returns to directing with "The Descendants" after a seven-year hiatus following his remarkable "Sideways" in 2004. ...
"Shame" is screening at the New York Film Festival on Sunday, October 9, 2011.
Directed by: Steve McQueenStarring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge DaleMPAA rating: Not yet rated (but NC-17 in all likelihood)Run Time: 99 ...