Heartbreaker

HeartbreakerDirected by: Pascal ChaumeilScreenplay by: Laurent Zeitoun, Jeremy Doner, Yohan GrombStarring: Romain Duris, Vanessa ParadisRunning Time: 105 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Ratedhttp://www.heartbreakermovie.com/To Catch a Thief meets Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  Maybe that wasn’t the official pitch for director Pascal Chaumeil’s romantic  ...

Mesrine

MesrineDirected by Jean-François RichetWritten by Jean-François Richet and Abdel Raouf DafriStarring: Vincent Cassel, Gérard Depardieu, Cécile de France, Roy Dupuis, Gilles Lellouche, Elena Anaya, Ludivine SagnierRun Time: 113 minutes (Part 1); 134 minutes (Part 2)MPAA Rating:  Rated Rhttp://www.mesrinemovie.com/Known as  ...

Gaza-strophe — The Day After

Gaza-strophe – The Day AfterSamir Abdallah and Khéridine Mabrouk, directorsFrance / Palestinecolor100 minutesGaza's Winter shorts by 12 international directorsNajwa Najjar, producerPalestinecolor 50 minutesswww.arabfilmfestival.org www.gaza-strophe.com (screened at the Roxie Cinema, San Francisco, July 29, 2010)Samir Abdallah (left) and Khéridine Mabrouk,  ...

Patrik, Age 1.5

Patrik, Age 1.5Written and directed by Ella LemhagenStarring:  Gustaf Skarsgård, Thomas Ljungman, Torkel Petersson, Annika Hallin and Amanda DavinRun Time: 98 minutesMPAA Rating:  Not RatedSwedish with English subtitleshttp://www.patrickonepointfive.comAh me, the perils of moving to the country! Especially if you  ...

Undertow (Contracorriente)

UndertowDirected by Javier Fuentes-LeónStarring Cristian Mercado, Tatiana Astengo, and Manolo Cardona100 minutes, color2009 (Colombia)In Spanish(screened June 2010 in the 34th annual SF International LGBT Film Festival)www.contracorrientelapelicula.com Manolo Cardona (left) and Cristian Mercado in "Undertow"Who hasn't been between a rock  ...

The Girl Who Played With Fire

The Girl Who Played with FireDirected by: Daniel AlfredsonStarring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Annika Hallin, Per Oscarrson
Screenplay by: Jonas Fryberg, based on the book by Stieg LarssonRun Time: 129 minutes
In Swedish with English subtitles
MPAA Rating: Rated R
http://playedwithfirefilm.com/Based on the  ...

Wild Grass

Wild GrassDirected by Alain ResnaisWritten by Alex Réval and Laurent Herbiet, from the novel L’Incident by Christine GaillyStarring: Sabine Azéma, André Dussollier, Anne Consigny, Emmanuelle Devos and Mathieu AmalricRun time: 104 minutesIn French with subtitlesMPAA Rating: Rated PG-13http://www.sonyclassics.com/wildgrass/A simple  ...

Everyone Else

Everyone ElseWritten and Directed by Maren AdeStarring:  Birgit Minichmayr, Lars Eidinger, Nicole Marischka, Hans-Jochen WagnerRun Time:  119 minutesMPAA Rating:  Not Ratedhttp://www.cinemaguild.com/everyoneelse/Winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival, Maren Ade’s second feature film  ...

Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall UprisingDirected by Kate Davis and David HeilbronerWritten by David HeilbronerRunning time: 80 minutesMPAA Rating: Contains parental advisoryhttp://firstrunfeatures.com/stonewalluprising.htmlGay politics were born on June 28 in 1969, when a police special task force raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.  ...

Summertime Movies

Summertime: When the Movies Are Cheesy, Except When they Aren’tIt’s that time of year when Hollywood turns out its biggest, but definitely not necessarily its best.  From May to August we will see a parade of action flicks and  ...