The Wood

Better than the average bear, as Yogi used to say. In The Wood, the tried-and-true nostalgic high school buddy movie formula is in full swing, but because the script is intelligent, the acting energetic and the dialogue for the  ...

culturevulture.net – review

www.littlechildrenmovie.com/ Ah…the suburbs. “Little Children”, the new film by Academy-award nominee Todd Field (“In the Bedroom”) is an adaption of a book by Tom Perrotta that approaches subjects as banal as infidelity and  ...

Slingshot Hip Hop

Slingshot Hip Hop Director Jackie Salloum Palestine ( 2008 ) 89 minutes. http://www.slingshothiphop.com/( soundtrack available ) trailer We live at such a remove these days, what with e-mails, IMs, text messaging, vid cams, and all the rest, that  ...

American Pimp

The Hughes Brothers are fascinated with bad guys. Their startling debut, Menace II Society, depicted inner city thug life with a visceral intensity that made Boyz N The Hood look like The Little Rascals. The follow-up, Dead Presidents, less  ...

Bowfinger

Robert Bowfinger (Steve Martin) wants to be a player so bad he can taste it. Pushing 50, with only the shell of a production company to show for his efforts, he sees his chance at the big time in  ...

Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog

Director Don McGlynn, who has directed documentaries about such American musical icons as Art Pepper, the Mills Brothers and Spike Jones, has given us a rich and many layered story with Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog. The documentary  ...

The Color of Paradise

The Color of Paradise is about a blind boy who sees with clarity and his sighted father who is blind to the beauty in his own family. It is a film made from a deeply spiritual point of view,  ...

The Exorcist

The legend of The Exorcist is almost as well known and mythic as the movie itself. Fresh off an Oscar win, director/wunderkind/arrogant genius William Friedkin’s methods of dealing with the film's cast and crew would have broken Geneva convention  ...

Finding Forrester

Gus Van Sant both directed and wrote his early films -- Mala Noche, Drugstore Cowboy, My Private Idaho -- and they were films that showed originality, exuberance, and integrity: the promise of an auteur. Then there were some less  ...