Empire of Silver

Empire of Silver Written and Directed by Christina Yao Cast: Aaron Kwok, Tielin Zhang, Hao Lei, Jennifer Tilly, Ding Zhi Cheng, Lei Zhen Yu, Lantian ChangRun Time: 112 minutesMPAA Rating: Unrated http://www.empireofsilver.com/eng/index.html Can you make a gripping epic  ...

The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life Directed by Terrence MalickWritten by Terrence MalickStarring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCrackenRun Time: 138 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thetreeoflife/   With only five films from Terrence Malick in 38 years, every  ...

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris Written and directed by Woody AllenStarring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Kathy Bates, Carla BruniRun Time: 94 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 Woody Allen's latest movie gift, "Midnight in Paris," combines blithe romantic comedy with  ...

These Amazing Shadows

These Amazing Shadows Directed by Paul Mariano and Kurt NortonWritten by Paul Mariano and Kurt NortonRun Time: 88 minutesMPAA Rating: Unrated www.theseamazingshadows.com Do you remember That's Entertainment from the 1970s, that cavalcade of clips from popular MGM movies?  ...

But Film is My Mistress

But Film is My Mistress(Men filmen är min älskarinna) Directed by Stig Björkman Written by Svensk FilmindustriProduced by: Svensk Filmindustri; World Cinema Foundation; Ingmar Bergman FoundationLiv Ullmann, Sven Nylquist Woody Allen, Olivier Assayas, Bernardo Bertolucci, Arnaud Desplechin, John  ...

City of Life and Death

City of Life and Death (Nanjing! Nanjing!) Directed by Lu ChuanWritten by Lu ChuanStarring: Liu Ye, Fan Wei, Hideo Nakaizumi, Gao YuanyuanRun Time: 133 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R For China, the Nanjing Massacre, or the Rape of Nanking  ...

My Perestroika

My Perestroika A Documentary by Robin HessmanRun Time: 87 minutesMPAA Rating: Unrated http://myperestroika.com Lyuba, a teacher in Moscow, has a hard time explaining Soviet history to her students—"a normal mind can't comprehend it," she says. Lyuba, together with  ...

Miral (2010)

Miral Directed by Julian SchnabelWritten by Rula Jabreal, from her novel of the same name Starring: Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Alexander Siddig, Willem Dafoe, Vanessa RedgraveRun Time: 116 minutes In Arabic, Hebrew and English www.miralmovie.com Saying anything about  ...

Henry’s Crime

Vera Farmiga and Keanu Reeves in "Henry's Crime" Henry's Crime Directed by Malcolm VenvilleWritten by Sacha Gervasi and David WhiteStarring: Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, James CaanRun Time: 108 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R http://www.henryscrimemovie.com/ When I noted that "Henry's  ...