A Jihad for Love: culturevulture.net -film review

Six years in the making, A Jihad for Love is the first-ever feature-length documentary film to explore the complex and problematic intersections of Islam and homosexuality. Gay Muslim film-maker Parvez Sharma traveled to a dozen countries, including South Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, France, Canada, and Pakistan, to interview his subjects,  ...

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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006) Stanley Nelson, director In 1978 cult leader Jim Jones ordered over 900 members of his Peoples Temple in Guyana to 'drink the Kool-Aid' and commit mass self-extermination. Jones' order and execution have become as iconic the devil's pitch  ...

Le Petit Lieutenant

  Le Petit Lieutenant is an absorbing French police procedural drama that follows the initiation of a young lieutenant into a Paris plain-clothes detective unit. Antoine Derouère (Jalil Lespert) is an amiable, naïve, yet ambitious police academy graduate from the provinces who leaves his wife and parents behind for  ...

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Le Petit Lieutenant is an absorbing French police procedural drama that follows the initiation of a young lieutenant into a Paris plain-clothes detective unit. Antoine Derouère (Jalil Lespert) is an amiable, naïve, yet ambitious police academy graduate from the provinces who leaves his wife  ...

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www.littlechildrenmovie.com/ Ah…the suburbs. “Little Children”, the new film by Academy-award nominee Todd Field (“In the Bedroom”) is an adaption of a book by Tom Perrotta that approaches subjects as banal as infidelity and malaise among housewives (“Desperate Housewives,” the TV show, is cut  ...

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German with English subtitles Mattias Keilich, director Ever since the days popular German novelist Karl May placed his Old West characters Chief Winnetou and Old Shatterhand in situations ranging from the antebellum South to the opening of the Cherokee Strip, the American western has held a very special place in  ...

Ludivine Sagnier Interview: culturevulture.net -film review

Here in the United States, the name Ludivine Sagnier may not elicit much recognition from anyone other than young girls who identified with her when she played Tinkerbelle in P.J. Hogan’s 2003 adaptation of Peter Pan; or perhaps those older than eleven who saw her the same year, often partially  ...

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Newcomer indie director Ramin Bahrani spins a sparse tale told in cinema verité of contemporary immigrant life in Manhattan. In Man Push Cart, one-time Pakistani rock star Ahmad (Ahmad Razvi) is now a contemporary displaced person, a working-poor immigrant seeking his version of the American Dream on the mean streets  ...

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Little Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) is weaned too soon from the maternal teat of her royal Austrian homeland and queen mother Maria Teresa (Marianne Faithfull). Having brokered a marriage of political convenience, Maria Teresa sends her naïve and uneducated daughter to the French royal court at Versailles to marry the  ...

Moscow, Belgium: culturevulture.net – culturevulture film review

Flemish with English subtitles Directed by: Christophe van Rompaey Starring: Barbara Sarafian (Matty), Jurgen Delnaet (Johnny), Johan Heldenbergh (Werner), and Anemone Valcke (Vera) MPAA rating: not rated Run Time: 102 minutes http://www.moscow-belgium.com/ Slick-talking Johnny “Cowboy” Vermeulen is rear-ended by Moscow Matty, and turns this chance collision into a once-in-a-life  ...