Groove

Watching Groove is like being at a party where you don't know anyone, don't really meet anyone interesting, and don't have access to any good drugs (unless you happen to be watching the movie while on drugs, a policy  ...

One Night at McCool’s

One Night at McCool’s has a promising opening. Matt Dillon is a jilted, luckless bartender named Randy. When we first see him he’s entering a bingo parlor to hire a hit-man named Mr. Burmeister. Burmeister turns out to be  ...

Ratcatcher

Lynne Ramsay's debut feature film is a wrenching contrast of elegant film-making with the bleakest of subject matter in unrelievedly grim surroundings. In the slums of Glasgow, by a fetid, polluted canal, 12 year old James Gillespie lives with  ...

SXSW Film Festival 2000

For one week each March, South by Southwest becomes the Festival That Ate Austin, Texas. Originally conceived as a music conference - it is often referred to as "spring break for the record industry" - SXSW has expanded into  ...

Tango

Carlos Saura has a long term and well earned reputation as a maker of beautiful films, particularly films built around dance. Blood Wedding, Carmen, and Flamenco (all available on video - see link below) are particularly worthy of note.  ...

Tumbleweeds

Elegant Handcrafted and Individually Dyed Mesh Silk Poncho The main titles of Tumbleweeds run without visual background. Behind the titles, the sound track picks up an argument which grows gradually in volume as anger and  ...

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  ...