The Good Shepherd

  The Good Shepherd is an intriguing, adult film. Adult, not merely because it’s rated “R”, but because it depicts the difficult and problematic professional and personal life of a CIA operative with an adult, realistic approach that is  ...

Oscar Rant, Academy Awards 2009

In which Culturevulture.net film writers have their say about the Academy Awards, for 2008 After seeing Milk, I thought Sean Penn was a no-brainer for Best Actor. And why not? It'd be scant justice for Prop 8, but we queers  ...

two lives plus one

Directed by Idit Cebula Written by Idit Cebula Starring: Emmanuelle Devos, Gérard Darmon, Jocelyn Quivrin, Michel Jonasz, Valérie Benguigui, Jackie Berroyer, Yvon Back, Catherine Hosmalin, Solange Najman, Michel Feldman, Maia Riviere Run Time: 90 minutes MPAA Rating: Not Rated website  ...

Beyond the Mat

Galactic Wrestling Featuring Ultimate Muscle (PS2) "Who are these guys?" asks Barry Blaustein at the beginning of Beyond the Mat, his documentary about professional wrestlers. It’s an excellent question, coming as it does while a dozen gargantuan  ...

Central Station

Central Station is destined to be the feel good film of the year and giving it less than a 110% review seems a tad curmudgeonly. Yet, while CV is more positive than not about it, Central Station left us  ...

Das Boot

The use of U-boats in the North Atlantic was an infamous campaign of early World War II by Hitler and Goering. Their mission was to attack convoys of British ships in an attempt to starve out Britain. The glory  ...

East-West

Director Regis Wargnier's only work that drew much attention prior to East-West was Indochine, an overrated 1992 historical soaper that might better have been called Days of Our Colonial Lives. (That Indochine won an Academy award for best foreign  ...

Genghis Blues

... Genghis Blues is one of those movies that starts out simply and then grows and grows. By the time the lights come up you will feel as if you have been taken on a fascinating trip with a bunch  ...