Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky Directed by: Jan Kounen Starring: Anna Mouglalis, Mads Mikkelsen Screenplay by: Jan Kounen, Carlo de Boutiny and Chris Greenhalgh MPAA rating: Rated R http://www.sonyclassics.com/cocochanelandigorstravinsky/ Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is a beautiful  ...

Breath Made Visible

Breath Made VisiblePhoto: Ken OtterAnna Halprin DocumentaryA Film by Ruedi GerberDocumentary 80 minutesNot Ratedhttp://www.breathmadevisible.com/?lang=enThis is more than a disclaimer. Anna Halprin saved my life. I found my way to her dance space, a studio and deck on a redwood-clogged  ...

OSS-177: Lost in Rio

OSS-117: Lost in RioDirected by Michel HazanaviciusWritten by Jean-François Halin and Michel HazanaviciusStarring Jean Dujardin, Louise Monot, Rüdiger Vogler, Alex Lutz, Reem KhericiRunning time: 97 minutesMPAA Rating: Unratedhttp://www.musicboxfilms.com/oss-117-lost-in-rioTwo parts James Bond to one part Monsieur Hulot, one part Frank  ...

Stroszek (DVD)

Stroszek (DVD, from Anchor Bay)Written and directed by Werner HerzogWith Bruno S., Eva Mattes, Clemens ScheitzFrom "The Werner Herzog Collection" (Anchor Bay)There has never been a filmmaker remotely like Werner Herzog. This is not a  ...

Mid-August Lunch

Mid-August Lunch Directed by: Gianni Di Gregorio Starring: Gianni Di Gregorio, Valeria De Franciscis, Marina Cacciotti Screenplay by: Gianni Di Gregorio Run Time: 75 minutes In Italian with English Subtitles http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/midaugustlunch/ With the very rainy weather we have  ...

53rd Annual San Francisco International Film Festival

Micmacs Opens the 53rd San Francisco International Film Festival http://fest10.sffs.org MicmacsSpring has finally arrived, and with it comes the yearly flock of films from around the world that is the San Francisco International Film Festival.  The festival, which runs  ...

The Joneses

  It is not very surprising that Derrick Borte, first time feature film writer and director of The Joneses, has a background in commercial advertising. The clever premise of The Joneses is that, beneath the  ...

The Girl on a Train

The Girl on the TrainDirected by André TechinéCo-written by Andre Techine,Odile Barski and Jean-Marie Besset from a play by Jean-Marie BessetStarring: Émilie Dequenne, Catherine Deneuve, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Michel Blanc, Mathieu DemyRunning time: 1 hour 45 minutes, subtitledMPAA Rating: UnratedTellingly,  ...

Vincere (2009)

Vincere (2009)Directed by: Marco BellocchioWritten by: Marco BellocchioStarring: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo TimiRun Time: 128 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Ratedhttp://it.movies.yahoo.com/speciali/vincere/There is understandably a risk in bringing stories of unappealing, hated characters to the big screen. You can just imagine the  ...

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) Directed by: Niels Arden Oplev Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Sven-Bertil Taube Screenplay by: Rasmus Heisterberg, Nikolaj Arcel, based on the book by Stieg Larsson Run Time: 152 minutes  ...