The Skulls

The Order of the Skull and Bones is a secret society founded at Yale University in the early 1800's. Legend has it that only 15 students per year are plucked from the top ranks of the junior class to  ...

Sunset Boulevard

Even fifty years ago, it seems Hollywood's best days were already behind it. Los Angeles is a city that has been haunted by its past for nearly the entire length of its existence, and Sunset Boulevard is still its  ...

The Third Miracle

In The Third Miracle, director Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa, The Secret Garden) attempts to breathe new life into a character that has never worked very well anyway – the Catholic priest torn by religious doubt. Father Frank Shore (Ed  ...

culturevulture.net – review

God Grew Tired of Us puts a face on the victims of the 20-year civil war in the Sudan, which has been overlooked as an international cause celebré until recently. Among other atrocities inflicted  ...

Of Time and The City (2008)

Of Time and the City (2008) Documentary written and directed by Terence Davies Run Time: 74 minutes MPAA Rating: Unrated http://www.oftimeandthecity.com/ The term poetic cinema is often used when talking of Terence Davies’ work. His films are extremely  ...

Tokyo

Critics rightfully approach movies that are assemblages of shorts by several different directors with caution. Such omnibus pictures are almost always mixed bags by their very design. Producers especially like the triptych related to a theme or genre  ...

The Bicycle Thief

Set in post-World War II Rome, The Bicycle Thief tells a simple story well, relying for its impact on gritty realism and emotional verity. There are no subplots, there are just a few key characters, the dialogue is the  ...

Les Bonnes Femmes

Donald J Pliner Handbags Infinity Medium Quilted Hobo Claude Chabrol’s Les Bonnes Femmes is a valentine written in poisoned ink, and the cinematic equivalent of Tough Love. It sinks its teeth down to  ...