Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a title as ridiculous as the premise of this movie: a man born in 18th century France has a sense of smell that would put a bloodhound to shame. The grand achievement of director Tom Tykwer however  ...

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008) Documentary, USA Directed by Gini Reticker http://www.praythedevilbacktohell.com/v2/ trailer War ravaged Liberia didn’t know what hit them when a group of brave, determined women demanded peace and got it. Pray the Devil Back to Hell by filmmaker Gini Reticker is an interesting and  ...

The Queen

Despite an extraordinary and nuanced performance by Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, this film could have been titled “Diana” or at least “Diana vs. the Queen.” Set in the week of Princess Diana’s sudden death in 1997, this docudrama explores the Royal Family’s cold response to the public’s mourning  ...

Romantico (2005)

A documentary produced, directed and edited by Mark Becker web site When Mark Becker started interviewing subjects for a documentary short about the mariachi singers who were working the taquerias and hipster clubs in San Francisco’s Hispanic Mission District, he stumbled upon a 54-year-old Mexican immigrant named Carmelo Muniz  ...

Slingshot Hip Hop

Slingshot Hip Hop Director Jackie Salloum Palestine ( 2008 ) 89 minutes. http://www.slingshothiphop.com/( soundtrack available ) trailer We live at such a remove these days, what with e-mails, IMs, text messaging, vid cams, and all the rest, that it didn't surprise me whenI got a terse e from  ...

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

As if from a comic parallel universe, it is not Josef K who wakes up one day to find himself transformed into a cockroach, but Harold Crick (Will Ferrell), an IRS agent obsessed with numbers, who wakes up one morning to find he is a fictional character -- his life  ...

Strangers On A Train – DVD

Strangers On A Train - DVD Copyright © by Dan Schneider Strangers On A Train, the 1951 black and white film by Alfred Hitchcock, is a damned good movie- with many of the requisite Hitchcockian flourishes, but it is not a great film, despite many  ...

Synecdoche, New York:

Directed by Charlie Kaufman Written by Charlie Kaufman Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Tom Noonan, Dianne Wiest, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emily Watson Run Time: 123 minutes MPAA Rating: Rated R http://www.sonyclassics.com/synecdocheny/ To call Synecdoche, New York a masterpiece is to aggrandize it in ways  ...

Tears of the Black Tiger

Stella Malucchi in Tears of the Black Tiger. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. Tears of the Black Tiger (Fah Talai Jone) Starring: Chartchai Ngam-San, Suwinit Panjamawat, Stella Malucchi, Supakorn Kitsuwan, Arawat Ruangvuth, Sombat Metanee Director/Screenplay: Wisit Sasanatieng Producer: Nonzee Nimibutr Not rated Thai with  ...