Queen of the Lot

Queen of the Lot Written and Directed by Henry JaglomStarring: Tanna Frederick, Noah Wyle, Christopher RydellRun Time: 115 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated R http://www.queenofthelot.com/ Critic David Thomson once said that Henry Jaglom had invented a new kind of  ...

The Tempest

Left to right: Helen Mirren, Felcity Jones and Djimon Hounsou in Julie Taymor's "The Tempest" The Tempest Directed by Julie TaymorScreenplay by William Shakespeare and Julie TaymorRun Time: 110 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PG13 http://tempest-themovie.com/ If there's an actor  ...

Ahead of Time

Ahead of Time Documentary directed by Bob RichmanRun Time: 73 minutesMPAA Rating: Not RatedIn English and Hebrew, subtitled http://www.ruthgruberthemovie.com/ Ruth Gruber was a journalist and photo-journalist before that was a "proper" career for a woman. She was the  ...

Kings of Pastry

Chef Jacquy Pfeiffer at the French Pastry School in Chicago Photo Credit: Paul Strabbing Kings of Pastry Directed and edited by Chris Hegedus and D. A. PennebakerStarring Jacquy Pfeiffer, Sebastien Canonne, Rachel Beaudry, Philippe RigollotIn English and French,  ...

Today’s Special

Today's Special (2009) Directed by: David KaplanStarring: Aasif Mandvi, Naseeruddin Shah, Jess Weixler, Madhur Jaffrey, Harish PatelWritten by: Aasif Mandvi, based on his off-Broadway play, "Sakina's Restaurant"Run Time: 99 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated http://www.todaysspecial.com/ Assif Mandvi ("The Daily  ...

Genuis Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould Directed by Michèle Hozer and Peter RaymontRun Time: 109 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated http://glenngouldmovie.com/ Artists are among the most difficult subjects for filmmakers, whether in documentary or fiction films. Who  ...

Butte, America

Butte, America A Documentary by Pamela RobertsWritten by Eugene Carr and Edwin Dobb http://butteamericafilm.org http://www.butteamerica.com/birish.htm Pamela Roberts' careful "Butte, America" is an ode to the Old West. As a documentary it's a very effective requiem to that lost  ...

18 Films from the Arab Film Festival 2010

Muhammed at the Apartheid Wall in "Shooting Muhammed" 18 Films from The Arab Film Festival October 14-24, 2010www.arabfilmfestival.org Time weighs on all of us, and it's the business of art to make our heavy labors light. One can't  ...

Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2010)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010) Directed by: Daniel AlfredsonStarring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Annika Hallin, Lena Endre, Per OscarssonScreenplay by: Ulf Rydberg, based on the novel by Stieg LarssonRun Time: 148 minutesIn Swedish with English  ...

Carlos

Carlos Director: Olivier AssayasWriters: Olivier Assayas, Dan FranckActor: Edgar RamirezLanguage: French, German, English, Spanish, ArabicRunning Time: 330 minutes As I sat watching the five-and-a-half-hour long Carlos, the biopic about lesser-known 70s pro-Palestinian-Che loving international terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, aka  ...