Oscar Rant, Academy Awards 2009

In which Culturevulture.net film writers have their say about the Academy Awards, for 2008 After seeing Milk, I thought Sean Penn was a no-brainer for Best Actor. And why not? It'd be scant justice for Prop 8, but we queers  ...

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008) Documentary, USA Directed by Gini Reticker http://www.praythedevilbacktohell.com/v2/ trailer War ravaged Liberia didn’t know what hit them when a group of brave, determined women demanded peace and got it. Pray the Devil Back  ...

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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006) Stanley Nelson, director In 1978 cult leader Jim Jones ordered over 900 members of his Peoples Temple in Guyana to 'drink the Kool-Aid' and commit mass self-extermination. Jones'  ...

A Jihad for Love: culturevulture.net -film review

Six years in the making, A Jihad for Love is the first-ever feature-length documentary film to explore the complex and problematic intersections of Islam and homosexuality. Gay Muslim film-maker Parvez Sharma traveled to a dozen countries, including South Africa, Turkey,  ...

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Henry Darger. That is the name that hovers behind this 2002 documentary film, How To Draw A Bunny, by John Walter, which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and details the life and wannabe  ...

Death of a President

Using the genre of fictional documentary permits British director Gabriel Range to get to the heart of what’s gone terribly wrong in the United States since 9/11. Death of a President is above all, a thoughtful and compassionate, if deeply  ...

Dreamland

Directed by Jason Matzner Written by Tom Willett Most teenagers would be eager to begin their lives as adults if they had the looks, the intelligence and poetic ambitions that 18-year-old Audrey (Agnes Bruckner)  ...

Elegy: culturevulture.net -film review

Directed by Isabel Coixet Written by Nicholas Meyer (adapted from the novel The Dying Animal by Philip Roth) Starring: Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Deborah Harry Run Time: 106 minutes MPAA rating: R http://www.samuelgoldwynfilms.com/ Elegy  ...