Beautiful People

Suggested reading: Fences and Neighbors: The Political Geography of Immigration Control (1999), Jeannette Money Writer/director Jasmin Dizdar's feature debut, Beautiful People, opens on a London bus. Passengers politely ignore one another as people file  ...

The Birds

The Birds is generally regarded as an Alfred Hitchcock classic despite the uninspired casting of Tippi Hedren and Rod Taylor in the lead roles. Hedren, a fashion model whom Hitchcock hired after seeing her in a TV commercial, is  ...

The Contender

Bowl (Large) Khokhloma painting on wood is a traditional type of Russian decorative work. In a year when studios seem compelled to produce films that appeal to audiences with the brains  ...

Faithless (Trolosa)

In Faithless, Ingmar Bergman's script remains in the territory he staked out years ago and claimed as his own--a special corner of the Swedish psyche that is morbidly introspective and hopelessly alienated. In the 1960's and 1970's, Bergman created  ...

Focus

Arthur Miller is by any account a major figure in American letters, principally as a playwright. Had he written nothing other than Death of a Salesman, his position in the pantheon would be assured. With a pronouncedly social/political bent,  ...

Get Real

Get Real, director Simon Shore and producer Stephen Taylor's film adaptation of Patrick Wilde's play, What's Wrong With Angry?,is funny, well made, and thought provoking on many levels. They've set out to make the story of an English teenager's  ...

The Importance of Being Earnest

If, on the one hand, the world continues to remember Oscar Wilde for "the love that dares not speak its name," the same world, on the other hand, continues to remember the same Oscar Wilde for his great and  ...

Isn’t She Great

A movie based on the life of best-selling novelist Jacqueline Susann could veer in any number of different directions. She was neurotically ambitious and emotionally needy; her books, while enormously successful in the popular marketplace, are truly dreadful potboilers;  ...

Live from Baghdad

--Exchange between Minister of Information Naji Al-Hadithi and CNN Executive Producer Robert Wiener Early on in HBO’s Live from Baghdad, Producer Ingrid Formaneck (Helena Bonham-Carter) cautions her Executive Producer Robert Wiener (Michael Keaton) “the moment we become the story,  ...

Malena

Sleeveless, scoop neckline shell in satin fabric with back invisible zipper - rust, gold or olive A coming-of-age story from the director of Cinema Paradiso, Malena is set in a Sicilian seaside village  ...