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  ...

Max Manus

Max Manus (2008) Directed by Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Written by Thomas Nordseth-TillerStarring Aksel Hennie, Agnes Kittelsen, Nicolai CleveRun Time: 118 minutesIn Norwegian with English subtitles http://www.musicboxfilms.com/max-manus At San Francisco's Balboa Theatre April 8-15, 2011. Soon  ...

Heartbeats

Heartbeats (Les amours imaginaires) (2010) In French with English subtitlesWritten and directed by Xavier DolanStarring Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider, Xavier DolanMPAA Rating: Not RatedRun Time: 95 minutes http://www.lesamoursimaginaires.com   Montréal is home to the largest francophone cultural  ...

The Storm That Swept Mexico

Francisco "Pancho" Villa and his men The Storm That Swept Mexico Directed by Ray TellesProduced by Paradigm Productions and PBS International Featuring: Luis Valdez, Alex Saragoza, Barry Carr, Romana Falcón Run Time: 125 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 http://stormthatsweptmexico.com/  ...

New Directors/New Films Festival in New York

Circumstance, one of the new films by new director Maryam Keshavarz New Directors/New Films: A Cinematic Rite of Passage Showcasing and celebrating the premier films of some of the world's most exciting and promising new director talent is  ...

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune

Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune (2010) Written and directed by Kenneth BowserStarring: Joan Baez, Tom Hayden and Christopher HitchensRun Time: 97 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated http://firstrunfeatures.com/philochs/ "Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune," is a perceptive and  ...

The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer Directed by Brad FurmanStarring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan PhillippeRun Time: 119 minutes http://www.thelincolnlawyermovie.com/ Thrillers always make me feel stupid. Sure, I get it that when the detective/good cop/lawyer/Angelina Jolie-type walks into his or her  ...