Summer of Sam

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com In the summer of 1977, the City of New York underwent a massive nervous breakdown. A heat wave hit the city and broiled its citizens on the sidewalks. A  ...

The Swindle (Rien Ne Va Plus)

Eagle Creek Exploration Travel Gear ORV Gear Bag The Swindle is director Claude Chabrol's homage to Alfred Hitchcock, with a wink at David Mamet. Chabrol, nearly 70, has been making films for forty years.  ...

The Thin Red Line

It is an interesting phenomenon that three of the most accomplished and interesting films of 1998 deal with World War II, each in a totally different way: Saving Private Ryan, a technically brilliant, essentially traditional exposition on the war  ...

Three Seasons

Three Seasons opens with a gorgeous panorama of the rich, green Vietnamese countryside, accompanied by a haunting musical track made up of high-pitched female voices and exotic stringed instruments. This combination of mysterious music and verdant colors sums up  ...

Train of Life

Train of Life, dealing with a Jewish village's attempts to survive in the face of looming Nazi extermination, is more than another Life is Beautiful. The two films do share one common bond: humor, the idea that only a  ...

The Winslow Boy

David Mamet: The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy: Two Screenplays ....The Winslow Boy may as well have Oscars emblazoned on its celluloid. Without question the best English language film of 1999 to date, it is the one to beat,  ...

culturevulture.net – review

directed by Steven Shainberg Fur calls itself “an imaginary portrait” of Diane Arbus before she became a photographer. In other words, the story is completely fabricated, so anybody expecting a serious study of Arbus’  ...

8 1/2 Women

Peter Greenaway’s 8 1/2 Women begins on a grief note: the immeasurably rich Philip Emmenthal (John Standing) beckons his son Storey (Matthew Delamere) home when Storey’s mother dies. The older man is inconsolable, and father and son spend their  ...

After Stonewall

Suggested reading: Becoming Visible: A Reader in Gay & Lesbian History for High School & College Students (1994), Kevin Jennings (Editor) Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-Century America  ...