Catch a Fire

Catch a Fire Directed by Phillip Noyce A look at the body of work of Australian director Phillip Noyce reveals a striking transformation in recent years. The director whose career took off with the Australian import Dead  ...

To Catch a Fire

To Catch a Fire Directed by Phillip Noyce A look at the body of work of Australian director Phillip Noyce reveals a striking transformation in recent years. The director whose career took off with the Australian import  ...

51 Birch Street

by Doug Block A documentary filmmaker who mainly supports himself by filming weddings, Doug Block spent his spare time filming his own family, including his mom and dad, Bill and Mina Block, married for  ...

Almost Famous

Cameron Crowe is a frustrating filmmaker. Though possessed of enormous gifts, he's yet to make a film that's as good as its best moments. He has elicited deeply felt performances from the most unlikely actors. He can write dialogue  ...

Antwone Fisher

Tis the season of actor-cum-directors, what with George Clooney sheparding Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and Nicholas Cage helming Sonny. Not to be outdone, Denzel Washington is behind the lensing of Antwone Fisher. Antwone Fisher, as a  ...

Besieged

The very first frames of Bernardo Bertolucci's Besieged display the hand of a master filmmaker at the peak of his powers. The main titles run with footage of an African musician, a virtual one-man-band, singing his rhythmic and emotional  ...

The Cup

... Suggested reading: Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan (1999), Jamie Zeppa So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas (1996), Barbara Crossette At first glance,  ...

Hamlet

Shakespeare's Hamlet is a four hundred year old classic that plumbs emotional depths of human experience with drama and poetry of such enduring and universal appeal that every generation feels called upon to reinvent it. Purists and scholars  ...

Himalaya – l’enfance d’un chef

The very word of the title, Himalaya, evokes both exotic Eastern cultures and landscapes of impossibly high, snow-topped mountains. Both are offered generously in this visually stunning film made by Eric Valli, a Frenchman who has lived in Nepal  ...

Ikiru

Suggested reading: Eros in Hell; Sex Blood & Madness in Japanese Cinema (1998), Jack Hunter The Japanese Film: Art and Industry (1983), Joseph L. Anderson Archetypes in Japanese Film: The Sociopolitical and Religious Significance of the  ...