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,  ...

Julie and Julia (2009)

Julie & Julia (2009) Written and Directed by Nora Ephron Starring: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci, Chris Messina Run Time: 123 minutes MPAA Rating: Rated PG-13 http://www.julieandjulia.com I remember watching Julia Child’s show “The French  ...

The Cove (2009)

The Cove (2009)Documentary: 92 minutesDirected by  Louie PsihoyosWritten by Mark MonroeMPAA Rating: PG13 http://www.thecovemovie.comhttp://twitter.com/theCoveMoviehttp://www.facebook.com/TheCoveRichard O’Barry trained a number of dolphins for use in the 1960’s Flipper TV show and soon discovered that the ill treatment of these intelligent mammals  ...

Still Walking (2009)

Still Walking (2009)Directed by: Hirokazu Kore-edaStarring: Hiroshi Abe, Yui Natsukawa, Kirin Kiki, Yoshio HaradaMPAA rating: Not ratedRun Time: 114 minuteshttp://www.aruitemo.com/index.htmlThe writer, director, and editor of Still Walking, Hirokazu Kore-eda, has stated that the death of both of his parents  ...