Tokyo Story

Yasujiro Ozu (1903-1963) was a highly respected Japanese director who made some 54 films, films that were popular in Japan, but have been under-appreciated in the west. Ozu's subject matter was almost exclusively middle-class Japanese family life. The exposition  ...

Waking the Dead

Saarinen Tulip Armchair from Design Within Reach Keith Gordon's Waking the Dead is like a dorm room bull session, an all-night round of self-righteousness and moralizing, shrilly earnest pontification  ...

You Can Count on Me

Capri Pant Zipper fly front with black vinyl stripes waistband and leg opening. Slash pockets with metal studs. You Can Count On Me is a work of surprising depth that uses  ...

The Grocer’s Son: culturevulture.net -film review

Directed by Eric Guirado Written by Eric Guirado and Florence Vignon Starring: Nicolas Cazalé, Clotilde Hesme, Jeanne Goupil, Daniel Duval, Stephane Guerin-Tillie, Liliane Rover, Paul Crauchet MPAA rating: Not rated Run Time: 126 minutes http://www.filmmovement.com/ Despite its rather well  ...

The Class (Entre Les Murs) (2008)

The Class (2008) Entre Les Murs Directed by Laurent Cantet Written by Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, François Bégaudeau Starring: François Bégaudeau, Franck Keita, Esmeralda Ouertani, Rachel Régulier, Wei Huang, Nassim Amrabt, Laura Baquel, Cherif Bounaidja Rachedi, Juliette Demaille,  ...

3000 Miles to Graceland

It's no big secret that in 21st century Hollywood, scripts are sold and movies go into production based on "trailer moments" - those one-liners, action sequences and special effects shots that serve as fodder for the two-minute promos designed  ...

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 One

. As a member of the Online Film Critics Society, CV could not ignore the society's award to The Big One for best documentary film of 1998. To be perfectly honest about it, we hadn't even seen this film, no  ...

Celebrity

Suggested reading: Reconstructing Woody: Art, Love, and Life in the Films of Woody Allen (1998), Mary P. Nichols Without Feathers (1990), Woody Allen Perspectives on Woody Allen (Perspectives on Film) (1996), Renee R. Curry (Editor)  ...

Decline of Western Civilization III

Penelope Spheeris changed my life. A suburban doofus who only knew punk rock from records, I took a date to the Sacramento debut of The Decline of Western Civilization in 1981. The film documented the Los Angeles punk scene  ...