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  ...

Séraphine (2008)

Séraphine (2008)Directed by Martin ProvostWritten by Martin Provost and Marc AbdelnourStarring: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Genevieve Mnich, Nico RognerRun Time: 121 minutesMPAA Rating: Unratedhttp://www.seraphinemovie.com/Séraphine was France’s equivalent to Slumdog Millionaire at last year’s French Academy Awards. A  ...

Adoration

Adoration (2009)Written and Directed by Atom EgoyanStarring: Arsinée Khanjian, Simon Bostick, Scott Speedman, Rachel Blanchard, Noam Jenkins, Kenneth WelshRun Time: 100 minutesMPAA Rating: Unratedhttp://www.sonyclassics.com/adoration/The main thread of Canadian-Armenian filmmaker Atom Egoyan's latest elliptical narrative is a  ...

Hunger (2008)

Hunger (2008) Directed by Steve McQueenWritten by Steve McQueen and Enda WalshStarring: Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahonhttp://www.ifcfilms.com/viewFilm.htm?filmId=1197Most people over the age of forty have heard of Bobby Sands. Anyone who was in Ireland in  ...