Today’s Special

Today's Special (2009) Directed by: David KaplanStarring: Aasif Mandvi, Naseeruddin Shah, Jess Weixler, Madhur Jaffrey, Harish PatelWritten by: Aasif Mandvi, based on his off-Broadway play, "Sakina's Restaurant"Run Time: 99 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated http://www.todaysspecial.com/ Assif Mandvi ("The Daily  ...

Genuis Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould

Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould Directed by Michèle Hozer and Peter RaymontRun Time: 109 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Rated http://glenngouldmovie.com/ Artists are among the most difficult subjects for filmmakers, whether in documentary or fiction films. Who  ...

Butte, America

Butte, America A Documentary by Pamela RobertsWritten by Eugene Carr and Edwin Dobb http://butteamericafilm.org http://www.butteamerica.com/birish.htm Pamela Roberts' careful "Butte, America" is an ode to the Old West. As a documentary it's a very effective requiem to that lost  ...

18 Films from the Arab Film Festival 2010

Muhammed at the Apartheid Wall in "Shooting Muhammed" 18 Films from The Arab Film Festival October 14-24, 2010www.arabfilmfestival.org Time weighs on all of us, and it's the business of art to make our heavy labors light. One can't  ...

Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (2010)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010) Directed by: Daniel AlfredsonStarring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Annika Hallin, Lena Endre, Per OscarssonScreenplay by: Ulf Rydberg, based on the novel by Stieg LarssonRun Time: 148 minutesIn Swedish with English  ...

Carlos

Carlos Director: Olivier AssayasWriters: Olivier Assayas, Dan FranckActor: Edgar RamirezLanguage: French, German, English, Spanish, ArabicRunning Time: 330 minutes As I sat watching the five-and-a-half-hour long Carlos, the biopic about lesser-known 70s pro-Palestinian-Che loving international terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, aka  ...

Inside Job

Paul Volcker, whisky in hand, sits for an interview in "Inside Job." Inside Job (2010) Written and directed by Charles FergusonRun Time: 108 minutesMPAA Rating: PG-13 (See video preview below.) Inside Job is an excoriating indictment of the investment  ...

Jay Rosenblatt Retrospective at MoMa

Scene from Jay Rosenblatt's The Darkness of DayJay Rosenblatt Retrospective at MoMAFor the next week, the Museum of Modern Art in New York will feature the works of Jay Rosenblatt, a most unusual and intriguing filmmaker with a style  ...

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger

Gemma Jones (left) and Naomi Watts in Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Written and directed by Woody AllenStarring: Gemma Jones, Naomi Watts, Lucy Punch, Pauline Collins,  ...

Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall Uprising (2010) Documentary by Kate Davis and David HeilbronnerMPAA rating: (not rated)Run Time: 82 minutes http://www.firstrunfeatures.com/stonewalluprising.html Photo credit: Betty Lane Two acclaimed documentaries, Before Stonewall (1984) and After Stonewall (1999), bracket the seminal event itself, and Stonewall (1995),  ...