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  ...

By Brakhage: An Anthology

The Criterion Collection DVDBy Brakhage:  An AnthlogyStan BrakhageUnited States2003243 minutesColor, Black and White1.33:1Englishhttp://www.criterion.com/films/731Stan Brakhage And The Limits of Abstraction: On By Brakhage And Other Thoughts   One of the best things about the DVD revolution is that it allows potential  ...

Summer Hours (2009)

Summer Hours (2009)Written and Directed by Olivier AssayasStarring: Charles Berling, Juliette Binoche, Jérémie Renier, Edith Scob, Dominique Reymond, Valérie Bonneton, Isabelle SadoyanRun Time: 102 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Ratedwww.ifcfilms.comSummer Hours is as perfectly formed as the objets d’art that figure  ...

Shrink (2009)

Shrink (2009) Directed by Jonas Pate Written By Thomas Moffett, based on a story by Henry Rearden Starring: Kevin Spacey; Robert Loggia, Pell James, Keke Palmer, Griffin Dunne, Saffron Burrows MPAA rating: R Run Time: 110 minutes http://www.shrinkthemovie.net/  ...

Valentino: The Last Emperor

Valentino: The Last EmperorA documentary by Matt Tyrnauerhttp://www.valentinomovie.com/For almost a half century, the name Valentino has been synonymous with wealth, glamour and sartorial elegance at extravagant prices. The fashion designer Valentino Garavani courted, and was courted by, royalty  ...

Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009)

Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009) — Interview with filmmaker Aviva KempnerWritten, Produced and Directed by Aviva KempnerRun Time: 92 minuteshttp://internationalfilmcircuit.com/goldberg/index.htmlYoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg is Aviva Kempner’s wonderfully engrossing documentary about the life of television pioneer Gertrude Berg, the creator, principal writer  ...

Rachel (2009)

Rachel (2009)Directed by Simone BittonFrance/Israel/Belgium Hebrew/Arabic/ EnglishRun Time : 101 minuteswww.sfjff.orgWe like to think we're on the side of the angels, and practice right action, as our Buddhist friends would say. And I suppose we like to think that  ...