The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

The Private Lives of Pippa LeeWritten and Directed by Rebecca MillerStarring:  Robin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin, Maria Bello, Monica Belluci, Blake Lively, Keanu Reeves, Julianne Moore, Winona RyderRun Time:  100 minutesMPAA Rating:  Rated Rhttp://www.pippalee.com/ Just as The Twilight Saga: New  ...

Broken Embraces

Broken EmbracesDirected by: Pedro AlmodovarWritten by: Pedro AlmodovarStarring: Penelope Cruz, Luis HomarRun Time: 127 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated RIn the hands of the right director, melancholy and melodrama can be a wonderful thing.  Usually, the great Spanish director Pedro Almodovar  ...

Everything Strange and New

Everything Strange and NewWritten and directed by Frazer BradshawStarring:  Jerry McDaniel, Beth Lisick, Luis Saguar and Rigo Chacon, Jr.Run Time:  84 minutesMPAA Rating:  Not Ratedwww.everythingstrangeandnew.comFrazer Bradshaw's debut feature reeks of a need to do something grand, and its attempt  ...

Serious Moonlight

Serious MoonlightDirected by: Cheryl HinesScreenplay by: Adrienne ShellyStarring: Meg Ryan, Timothy Hutton, Kristen Bell, Justin LongMPAA rating: RRun Time: 95 minuteshttp://www.seriousmoonlightfilm.comThough mainly known for the "rom-com" films of her younger days - When Harry Met Sally (1989), Sleepless in  ...

Collapse

CollapseDirected by Chris SmithWritten by Michael RuppertStarring:  Michael Ruppert ( as himself)Run time:  82 minutesMPAA Rating:  Rated PGhttp://www.collapsemovie.com/COLLAPSEMOVIE/"Born in the CIA!" isn't what Bruce Springsteen sang, but it's more or less the theme of Michael Ruppert in this wannabe  ...

Uncertainty

UncertaintyWritten and directed by Scott McGehee and David SiegelStarring: Lynn Collins, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Assumpta Serna, Nelson LandrieuRun Time: 105 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Ratedhttp://www.ifcfilms.com/On a recent Independence Day, a young couple on the Brooklyn Bridge  ...

Skin

SkinDirected by Anthony FabianWritten by: Helen Crawley, Jessie Keyt, Helena KrielStarring: Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige, Tony KgorogeRun Time: 107 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PGhttp://www.skinthemovie.net/Truth is always more bizarre than fiction, and also more absurd.  ...

Precious

PreciousDirected by: Lee Daniels Written by: Geoffrey Fletcher; based on Push: A Novel by Sapphire Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey Run Time: 109 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated RStories of life's struggles and tragedies may not make for  ...

Red Cliff

Red Cliff (2009)Directed by: John Woo Starring: Tony Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Zhang Fengyi, Zhao WeiMPAA rating: RRun Time: 148 minutesAfter Hong Kong martial arts and wushu ("sword") films became big in the 1990s, filmmakers who were not known whatsoever  ...

Taiwan Film Days

Taiwan Film DaysWant to know where you can find some good authentic Taiwanese cinema? The answer, from November 6-8, is San Francisco. The place: Landmark's Opera Plaza Cinema. The event: Taiwan Film Days, a film series  ...