Sweet and Lowdown

Suggested reading: Woody Allen: A Biography (1999), John Baxter Django's Gypsies: The Mystique of Django Reinhardt and His People - A Unique Collection of Photographs, Illustrations, Memorabilia and Quotations (1997), Ian Cruickshank  ...

Two Women

Two Women is in no way related to the memorable 1961 Vittorio De Sica film that won Sophia Loren an Academy Award. One wonders whether the director of the current effort knows that fine film whose title she has  ...

The Grocer’s Son: culturevulture.net -film review

Directed by Eric Guirado Written by Eric Guirado and Florence Vignon Starring: Nicolas Cazalé, Clotilde Hesme, Jeanne Goupil, Daniel Duval, Stephane Guerin-Tillie, Liliane Rover, Paul Crauchet MPAA rating: Not rated Run Time: 126 minutes http://www.filmmovement.com/ Despite its rather well  ...

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German with English subtitles Mattias Keilich, director Ever since the days popular German novelist Karl May placed his Old West characters Chief Winnetou and Old Shatterhand in situations ranging from the antebellum South to the opening of the Cherokee Strip,  ...

Eye of the Beholder

Eye of the Beholder, the arty suspense flick from writer-director Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert), is so hyper-conscious of its own movie-ness that it’s hard to care very much about the characters moving  ...

Getting to Know You

Getting to Know You has a somewhat jumbled story to tell, weaving together a mixture of material from Joyce Carol Oates short stories. Director Lisanne Skyler, who also co-wrote the screenplay, uses both flashbacks and stories within the story,  ...

The Films of Hou Hsiao-Hsien

In the 1980s, Jim Jarmusch and Spike Lee began revitalizing the American independent film, the popularity of which had waned considerably since John Cassavetes’ days. In the 1990s, Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, and Richard Linklater sent indie films into  ...

Ichigensan

Ichigensan is writer/director Isao Morimoto's first feature film and it is a triumph. From his camera panning slowly across the Ryooanji Monastery in Kyoto, to the stunning way he makes us pause as sightless Kyoko seduces Swiss literature student  ...

The Last Days

Suggested reading: Admitting the Holocaust - Collected Essays (1995), Lawrence L. Langer After Long Silence - A Memoir (1999), Helen Fremont After Survival - One Man's Mission in the Cause of Memory (1998), Leon  ...

Meet the Parents

Capri Pant Zipper fly front with black vinyl stripes waistband and leg opening. Slash pockets with metal studs. Ben Stiller is so comfortable serving up his own discomfort and embarrassment for our amusement,  ...