Winter Sleepers

In last year’s Run Lola Run, German director Tom Tykwer used hopscotch editing techniques to create a galloping comic-book confection. Lola gave a hotfoot to stodgy mainstream fare, but it was also mindless (the star of the movie was  ...

China Blue

Young factory workers pin their eyes open to avoid sleep. China Blue A film by Micha X. Peled Produced and Directed by Micha Peled and Song Chen Beyond anything else, China Blue is glaring evidence of the exploitation  ...

A Girl Cut in Two: culturevulture.net -film review

Directed by Claude Chabrol Written by Claude Chabrol and Cecile Maistre Starring: Ludivine Sagnier, Francois Berleand, Benoit Magimel, Mathilda May, Caroline Sihol, Marie Bunel, Valeria Cavalli, Thomas Chabrol Run Time: 115 minutes Rating: Not Rated http://www.ifcfilms.com/ In terms of sheer  ...

Off the Black (2006)

Directed by: James Ponsoldt Starring: Nick Nolte, Trevor Morgan, Timothy Hutton and Sally Kirkland Release Date: December 8, 2006 Running Time: 92 minutes Rating: "R" by the MPAA Off  ...

Tokyo! (2008)

Tokyo! is three films in one, combining the whimsy and creativity of visionary directors Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho. The movie’s namesake serves as the backdrop and inspiration for odd and disparate characters in even odder situations. In  ...

Anywhere But Here

A lot of talented people get torpedoed by a dreary, sudsy script in Wayne Wang's Anywhere But Here. Adele August (Susan Sarandon) packs up her unwilling daughter, Ann (Natalie Portman), and flees from small town Wisconsin to Beverly Hills,  ...

Body Shots

"There are movies that define every decade," according to the posters for the debut film from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Michael Cristofer, Body Shots. To its credit, the poster does not go on to claim that this is one of  ...

Chicken Run

There are several two-word phrases that strike fear into the heart of film critics, among them: "Pauly Shore," "Potemkin remake," and "Eszterhas musical". "Family film" is also high on the list, given that most movies billed as "something the  ...

Flawless

What do you get when you cross a stroke-ridden security guard with a flamboyant drag queen? The punchline is Flawless, one of the low points of the holiday movie season so far. Appropriately for a Thanksgiving release, writer-director Joel  ...

The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg

In 1947 the Brooklyn Dodgers broke baseball's color barrier when they brought Jackie Robinson into the major leagues. The same year saw the retirement of Hank Greenberg who was the first great Jewish superstar. Hank consoled Jackie that year,  ...