Orphans

Orphans, the new film from writer-director Peter Mullan, begins with a long take of four siblings gathered around their mother’s coffin on the night before her funeral. Awash in grief, and self-conscious of their behavior in front of each  ...

Princess Mononoke

Hayao Miyazaki is a name currently unfamiliar to most moviegoers, but revered as a deity among those who spend much of their time playing arcane card games in the back of comic book shops. The cult following that has  ...

Regret to Inform

Thirty years after the death of her husband in the Viet Nam war, Barbara Sonneborn creates a tribute to his memory in a documentary film, Regret to Inform. It would be easy for the sophisticated viewer to glibly label  ...

Romance

Embellished Organza Dress Set by P.I. Sport N.Y. Catherine Breillat’s Romance opens in mid conversation: Marie (Caroline Ducey) is reacting to the news that her boyfriend Paul (Sagamore Stevenin) no longer wants  ...

Shadow of the Vampire

Moviegoers have been smacking their lips this year for E. Elias Merhige’s Shadow of the Vampire, if only because of its opium-dream casting: John Malkovich as the great German director F.W. Murnau and Willem Dafoe as the actor Max  ...

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 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  ...

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’  ...

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  ...