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,  ...

Zen Noir (2006)

Zen Noir (2006) Marc Rosenbush, director Filmmaker Marc Rosenbush readily admits he made Zen Noir as a 'koan for the audience.' A koan is a paradox used to train the student of Buddhism to break out of  ...

The 400 Blows

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods . The 1950s saw the blossoming of what was called the New Wave of film making, referring, in particular, to the unparalleled emergence of a stream of fresh, creative French  ...

Along Came a Spider

From the opening teaser sequence to the casting of Morgan Freeman as a detective tracking a criminal mastermind to the gratuitous twists at the end, Along Came a Spider spins its formulaic web like a black widow on automatic  ...

The Apple

In Iran, a group of neighbors petitioned the local welfare agency to come to the aid of a pair of twelve year old twin girls who had been locked up by their father in their tiny home, behind bars  ...

The Big Animal

As the early morning mist clears, a circus is seen departing. Remaining behind, standing alone in a field, is a large camel, its two ungainly humps creating a landscape all their own. In short order, the camel wanders  ...

Bonnie and Clyde

Click the poster to buy at Movie Goods.com Bonnie and Clyde is a tightly woven story, the deceptively simple screenplay by Robert Benton and David Newman deserving of the awards it won. (One can't help  ...

The Cell

Tarsem Singh’s The Cell asks the provocative question, “What goes on inside a serial killer’s mind?,” and ends by concluding that he mostly wants to dress up in one of Cher’s Oscar outfits. Carl Stargher (Vincent D’Onofrio) has  ...

Code 46

In a not-so-distant future time, cloning and genetic manipulation of human beings has become so common that a law, Code 46, is enforced to prevent inbreeding by people who are deemed to be genetically identical. Couples must be screened  ...

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  ...