Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia is a delightful surprise among the rash of banal and tasteless family movies. It explores the small and large issues that children wrestle with as they grow… schoolyard bullies, loneliness, friendship,  ...

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  ...

Alice and Martin

Andre Techine's Alice and Martin is Greek tragedy in modern dress. Rather than restage Sophocles as turgid, angst-ridden melodrama (as in Volker Schlondorff's Voyager) or insert a masked chorus into standard issue romantic comedy (like Woody Allen's Mighty Aphrodite),  ...

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  ...

The Blair Witch Project

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com With all of the practice it’s had, and with all of the money and technology at its disposal, it would seem that Hollywood should know by now how  ...

Crazy in Alabama

Crazy in Alabama begins with peacock-hued animated credits as Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walking" thumps along the soundtrack. It ends with poignant violins and an uplifting helicopter shot. In between, we're presented with two very disparate  ...

L’Ennui

There's a real danger making a film about an obsession. Other people's obsessions - their profound preoccupation with a particular desire or idea or topic - are narrowly focused on the subject which is obviously of great interest to  ...