Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl

Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl, actress Joan Chen’s directorial debut, is a restrained and heartfelt work about the tenacity of youthful dreams and the finality of their demise. Near the end of Mao’s Cultural Revolution,  ...

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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  ...

Affliction

.. One of the very best films of 1997 was The Sweet Hereafter, Atom Egoyan's adaptation of the brilliant novel by Russell Banks. Now we have another fine Banks novel, Affliction, brought to the screen by another first rate director,  ...

Anatomy of a Murder

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Beautiful People

Suggested reading: Fences and Neighbors: The Political Geography of Immigration Control (1999), Jeannette Money Writer/director Jasmin Dizdar's feature debut, Beautiful People, opens on a London bus. Passengers politely ignore one another as people file  ...

The Birds

The Birds is generally regarded as an Alfred Hitchcock classic despite the uninspired casting of Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor in the lead roles. Hedren, a fashion model whom Hitchcock hired after seeing her in a TV commercial, is  ...

The Contender

Bowl (Large) Khokhloma painting on wood is a traditional type of Russian decorative work. In a year when studios seem compelled to produce films that appeal to audiences with the brains  ...

Faithless (Trolosa)

In Faithless, Ingmar Bergman's script remains in the territory he staked out years ago and claimed as his own--a special corner of the Swedish psyche that is morbidly introspective and hopelessly alienated. In the 1960's and 1970's, Bergman created  ...

Focus

Arthur Miller is by any account a major figure in American letters, principally as a playwright. Had he written nothing other than Death of a Salesman, his position in the pantheon would be assured. With a pronouncedly social/political bent,  ...

Get Real

Get Real, director Simon Shore and producer Stephen Taylor's film adaptation of Patrick Wilde's play, What's Wrong With Angry?,is funny, well made, and thought provoking on many levels. They've set out to make the story of an English teenager's  ...