Cradle Will Rock

Other cds: Blitzstein works including excerpts from The Cradle Will Rock..Leonard Bernstein (1998) The Cradle Will Rock 1994 Los Angeles Cast The Cradle Will Rock: 1985 London Cast Cradle Will Rock is a rollicking, joyous excursion into 1930's American cultural history. It has  ...

Crazy in Alabama

Crazy in Alabama begins with peacock-hued animated credits as Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Are Made for Walking" thumps along the soundtrack. It ends with poignant violins and an uplifting helicopter shot. In between, we're presented with two very disparate story lines, a black comedy and a social drama, that  ...

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Chinese Porcelain Chopsticks Set Porcelain chopsticks with the chopstick rests, 5 pairs with 5 rests, Chinese dragon pattern. Mention the phrase “martial arts film” to most moviegoers and visions of badly dubbed actors gruntingly executing chop-socky moves dance through their heads. Even after  ...

Croupier

Most summer movies arrive accompanied by a barrage of hype equivalent to the onscreen pyrotechnics that are their reason for being. A few appear seemingly from out of nowhere, slipping past media surveillance and alighting briefly on arthouse screens before being banished to the video store wilderness. Croupier falls into  ...

The Cup

... Suggested reading: Beyond the Sky and the Earth: A Journey into Bhutan (1999), Jamie Zeppa So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas (1996), Barbara Crossette At first glance, a synopsis of The Cup - a Bhutanese comedy about  ...

Dancemaker

Our page on the Paul Taylor Dance Company ______________________________ Suggested reading: The Vision of Modern Dance: In the Words of Its Creators (1998), Jean Morrison Brown (Editor) Private Domain: An Autobiography (1999), Paul Taylor Choreographing Difference: The Body and Identity in Contemporary  ...

Dancer in the Dark

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com Critics have long been divided over whether Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier is a calculating prankster, an artist of integrity, or a little of both. His latest creation, Dancer in the Dark, is unlikely to resolve the issue. Since  ...

Dark City

Dark City has been compared to Blade Runner, a 1982 sci fi wonder from Ridley Scott that starred Harrison Ford. Would that Dark City were half as good. The best sci fi or horror films - the genres have much in common - are grounded in believable  ...

Das Boot

The use of U-boats in the North Atlantic was an infamous campaign of early World War II by Hitler and Goering. Their mission was to attack convoys of British ships in an attempt to starve out Britain. The glory of these soldiers was often widely publicized by the Nazis,  ...

Decline of Western Civilization III

Penelope Spheeris changed my life. A suburban doofus who only knew punk rock from records, I took a date to the Sacramento debut of The Decline of Western Civilization in 1981. The film documented the Los Angeles punk scene at the moment when hardcore bands like Black Flag were  ...