China Blue

Young factory workers pin their eyes open to avoid sleep. China Blue A film by Micha X. Peled Produced and Directed by Micha Peled and Song Chen Beyond anything else, China Blue is glaring evidence of the exploitation that goes on in the sweatshops of China, and as  ...

Curse of the Golden Flower

After spending 15 years making beautiful-looking tales of human misery that critics over-praised but made little money, director Zhang Yimou switched gears. He followed in the footsteps of Ang Lee, another filmmaker whose dramas would not have anticipated Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. So Zhang made  ...

Death of a President

Using the genre of fictional documentary permits British director Gabriel Range to get to the heart of what’s gone terribly wrong in the United States since 9/11. Death of a President is above all, a thoughtful and compassionate, if deeply distressing exploration of the ongoing erosion of independent thinking --  ...

Dreamgirls (2006) vs. Jersey Boys (the musical)

As an old rock and roller who first listened to the Supremes and the Four Seasons on a little AM radio over forty years ago, it is a surprise and pleasure for me to see these groups now in the Broadway and Hollywood spotlight.  ...

Dreamland

Directed by Jason Matzner Written by Tom Willett Most teenagers would be eager to begin their lives as adults if they had the looks, the intelligence and poetic ambitions that 18-year-old Audrey (Agnes Bruckner) possesses. But Audrey chooses to respond to the reality of  ...

Elegy: culturevulture.net -film review

Directed by Isabel Coixet Written by Nicholas Meyer (adapted from the novel The Dying Animal by Philip Roth) Starring: Ben Kingsley, Penelope Cruz, Dennis Hopper, Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Deborah Harry Run Time: 106 minutes MPAA rating: R http://www.samuelgoldwynfilms.com/ Elegy is a film adaptation of Philip Roth’s short novel The  ...

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Starring: Edward Speleers, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Djimon Hounsou, Sienna Guillory Directed by: Stefan Fangmeier Produced by: John Davis, Wyck Godfrey, Gil Netter MPAA Rating: PG for fantasy violence, intense battle sequences and some frightening images Since it was written for a  ...

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directed by Steven Shainberg Fur calls itself “an imaginary portrait” of Diane Arbus before she became a photographer. In other words, the story is completely fabricated, so anybody expecting a serious study of Arbus’ development as an artist will not find it here. Fur  ...

A Girl Cut in Two: culturevulture.net -film review

Directed by Claude Chabrol Written by Claude Chabrol and Cecile Maistre Starring: Ludivine Sagnier, Francois Berleand, Benoit Magimel, Mathilda May, Caroline Sihol, Marie Bunel, Valeria Cavalli, Thomas Chabrol Run Time: 115 minutes Rating: Not Rated http://www.ifcfilms.com/ In terms of sheer output, and a beloved fan base through both the good  ...