The Queen

Despite an extraordinary and nuanced performance by Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, this film could have been titled “Diana” or at least “Diana vs. the Queen.” Set in the week of Princess Diana’s sudden death in 1997, this docudrama  ...

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

As if from a comic parallel universe, it is not Josef K who wakes up one day to find himself transformed into a cockroach, but Harold Crick (Will Ferrell), an IRS agent obsessed with numbers, who wakes up one morning  ...

Synecdoche, New York:

Directed by Charlie Kaufman Written by Charlie Kaufman Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Tom Noonan, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Watson Run Time: 123 minutes MPAA Rating: Rated R http://www.sonyclassics.com/synecdocheny/ To call Synecdoche,  ...

Tokyo

Critics rightfully approach movies that are assemblages of shorts by several different directors with caution. Such omnibus pictures are almost always mixed bags by their very design. Producers especially like the triptych related to a theme or genre  ...

Trumbo

Directed by Peter Askin Written by Christopher Trumbo Featuring: Donald Sutherland, Michael Douglas, David Strathairn, Brian Dennehy, Liam Neeson, Joan Allen, Nathan Lane, Paul Giamatti, Josh Lucas, Kirk Douglas, Christopher Trumbo, Mitzi Trumbo Run Time: 96 minutes MPAA rating: Unrated  ...

two lives plus one

Directed by Idit Cebula Written by Idit Cebula Starring: Emmanuelle Devos, Gérard Darmon, Jocelyn Quivrin, Michel Jonasz, Valérie Benguigui, Jackie Berroyer, Yvon Back, Catherine Hosmalin, Solange Najman, Michel Feldman, Maia Riviere Run Time: 90 minutes MPAA Rating: Not Rated website  ...

Volver

With Volver Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar seduces his audiences more subtly than in his previous work. The hard, bright visual surfaces of his signature hyperreal style still predominate. But Volver wends its way playfully through Dalí-esque surrealism, nineteenth-century melodrama, pictorial  ...

Words of My Perfect Teacher

Buddhism is a strange religion to us Westerners. Buddhists do not have a God, nor do they have the consolation prize of life after death. They do believe in reincarnation, though it’s more like a necessary pit stop  ...

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FREE online seminar from Rand: Beyond the Internet: Predicting the Future of Computing Technology Spy Game is just that - a spy thriller that, in the tradition of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, deals  ...