X-Men

Adapting a film from a comic book presents filmmakers with a dilemma. Unless the comic's characters are familiar, like Superman or Batman, non-enthusiasts need background to understand the story and get involved. But taking time to bring neophytes up  ...

A Jihad for Love: culturevulture.net -film review

Six years in the making, A Jihad for Love is the first-ever feature-length documentary film to explore the complex and problematic intersections of Islam and homosexuality. Gay Muslim film-maker Parvez Sharma traveled to a dozen countries, including South Africa, Turkey,  ...

two lives plus one

Directed by Idit Cebula Written by Idit Cebula Starring: Emmanuelle Devos, Gérard Darmon, Jocelyn Quivrin, Michel Jonasz, Valérie Benguigui, Jackie Berroyer, Yvon Back, Catherine Hosmalin, Solange Najman, Michel Feldman, Maia Riviere Run Time: 90 minutes MPAA Rating: Not Rated website  ...

The Acid House

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com other reading: Altered State: The Story of Ecstasy Culture and Acid House (1998), Matthew Collin Bleak, bleak, a laugh, then more  ...

Badsville

Gladyss Patches are doing one of two things with this album. They are either a) mixing a blend of on-the-pulse teenage angst rock with a smattering of out-there metal raps and guitars, or b) a band who are unsure  ...

Blood Simple

The reissue of Joel Coen’s and Ethan Coen’s 1984 Blood Simple contains a brief tongue-in-cheek prologue in which a tweedy Clifton Fadiman clone puts aside a leather-bound tome long enough to extol the merits of "this exquisite masterpiece." (It’s  ...

The Dinner Game

Farce is a classic comedy form employing extreme exaggeration, improbable incidents, and, often, a very rapid pace with slapstick physical elements, so that the viewer doesn't get a chance to think too much between laughs. Believability of incident is  ...

The Family Man

If holiday movies were presents under the Christmas tree, The Family Man would be your Aunt Ethel's fruitcake: sickly sweet and hard to swallow. A would-be Yuletide heartwarmer in the "What if?" tradition of A Christmas Carol and It's  ...

Gladiator

the official illustrated companion book Ridley Scott's Gladiator is a bipolar movie, a spectacle that's against spectacles. It's a sporadically absorbing film with a handful of classy performances, but it has a schoolmarm's chiding temperament;  ...