Six Films from the Arab Film Festival

6 Films from the Arab Film Festival San FranciscoOctober, 2009Pomegranates and Myrrh (2008 )  Palestine  95 mins. Salt of This Sea (2008 )   Palestine 104 mins. Casanegra (2008 )  Morocco  124 mins.Help ( 2009 )  Lebanon   77 mins. Not  ...

Antichrist

Antichrist Written and Directed by Lars von TrierStarring: Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem DafoeRun Time: 109 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated NC-17http://www.antichristthemovie.comhttp://www.hulu.com/watch/101875/movie-trailers-antichrist---exclusive-clip Antichrist isn't a film for everyone. On the contrary, it seems that there is something in it  ...

Beaches of Agnes

Beaches of AgnesA documentary by Agnes VardaRun Time: 110 minutesMPAA Rating: Unratedhttp://www.cinemaguild.com/beachesofagnes/Eternally feminine and forever a feminist, French director Agnes Varda is loved and honored at home as the 81-year-old grandmother of New Wave cinema.Luckily for those  ...

NYFF 2009

NYFF 2009http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.htmlIf the New York Film Festival presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center sets the stage for the upcoming art house movie season, then the outlook is grim.  By that I don't necessarily mean bad, but definitely  ...

Bright Star

Bright Star (2009)Written and Directed by Jane CampionStarring: Abbie Cornish, Ben Wishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry FoxRun Time: 119 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated PGhttp://www.brightstar-movie.com/Jane Campion is a sensualist. Her main interests are more of the senses than  ...

Paris

ParisDirected by: Cédric KlapischWritten by: Cédric KlapischStarring: Juliette Binoche, Romain DurisRun Time: 130 minMPAA Rating: Rated Rhttp://www.ifcfilms.com Sometimes it takes a disaster or near-death experience to catch one's attention and appreciate life or at least start evaluating it.  ...

Herb and Dorothy

Herb and Dorothy (2008) Directed by: Megumi Sasaki Run Time: 91 minutes http://www.herbanddorothy.com Herb and Dorothy, an award-winning documentary, tells the extraordinary story of two ordinary people of moderate means who have come to rank among the world's  ...

The Baader Meinhof Complex

The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)Directed by Uli EdelWritten by Bernd Eichinger, based on the book by Stefan AustStarring: Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Johanna Wokalek, Bruno GanzRun Time: 144 minutesMPAA Rating: Rated Rhttp://www.baadermeinhofmovie.com/At almost three hours, Uli  ...

La Belle Personne

La Belle Personne(The Beautiful Person)Directed by Christophe HonoréWritten by Christophe Honoré and Gilles TaurandStarring: Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux, Gregoire Leprince-RinguetRun Time: 90 minutesMPAA Rating: Not RatedThe daring young French director Christophe Honoré seems determined to carry  ...

Hirokazu Kore-eda Interview

A Conversation with Hirokazu Kore-eda, Director of Still WalkingPhoto Pamela Gentile.Film critic and Japanese culture writer Donald Ritchie has called him "probably the finest young director working in Japan today." Although still virtually unknown to western mainstream audiences,  ...