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  ...

The Runaways (2010)

The Runaways (2010) Directed by: Floria Sigismondi Starring: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon Screenplay by: Floria Sigismondi MPAA rating: R Run Time: 102 minutes http://www.runawaysmovie.com/ Even if you love rock and roll, you won’t love The Runaways,  ...

Ajami (2009)

Ajami (2009)  Written and directed by: Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani Starring: Shahir Kabaha, Ibrahim Frege, Fouad Habash, Youssef Sahwani, Ranin Karim, Eran Naim, Scandar Copti  Run Time: 120 minutesIn Arabic and Hebrew with English subtitles http://www.kino.com/ajami/Ajami, an Israeli  ...

The Art of the Steal (2009)

The Art of the Steal (2009) Director and Cinematographer: Don Argott Run Time: 101 minutes www.ifcfilms.com The story of the art collection of Albert C. Barnes is about money, race, politics, art and the last wishes of  ...