The Class (Entre Les Murs) (2008)

The Class (2008) Entre Les Murs Directed by Laurent Cantet Written by Laurent Cantet, Robin Campillo, François Bégaudeau Starring: François Bégaudeau, Franck Keita, Esmeralda Ouertani, Rachel Régulier, Wei Huang, Nassim Amrabt, Laura Baquel, Cherif Bounaidja Rachedi, Juliette Demaille, Vincent Caire Run Time: 128 minutes MPAA Rating: Not Rated  ...

To Catch a Fire

To Catch a Fire Directed by Phillip Noyce A look at the body of work of Australian director Phillip Noyce reveals a striking transformation in recent years. The director whose career took off with the Australian import Dead Calm, and whose name is still mainly associated with  ...

Tokyo! (2008)

Tokyo! is three films in one, combining the whimsy and creativity of visionary directors Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho. The movie’s namesake serves as the backdrop and inspiration for odd and disparate characters in even odder situations. In Gondry’s Interior Design, a young couple re-locates to the city’s  ...

Tokyo

Critics rightfully approach movies that are assemblages of shorts by several different directors with caution. Such omnibus pictures are almost always mixed bags by their very design. Producers especially like the triptych related to a theme or genre with the usual result being mediocrities like Eros (about love/lust)  ...

Triad Election

Triad Election In the hey day of Hong Kong cinema, that is, the early 1990s, one would be surprised to hear that a decade later, Johnnie To, would be the most industrious director working in the territory and the most acclaimed after Wong Kar-Wai. Not that  ...

Trumbo

Directed by Peter Askin Written by Christopher Trumbo Featuring: Donald Sutherland, Michael Douglas, David Strathairn, Brian Dennehy, Liam Neeson, Joan Allen, Nathan Lane, Paul Giamatti, Josh Lucas, Kirk Douglas, Christopher Trumbo, Mitzi Trumbo Run Time: 96 minutes MPAA rating: Unrated Dalton Trumbo was one of the Hollywood Ten, a group  ...

two lives plus one

Directed by Idit Cebula Written by Idit Cebula Starring: Emmanuelle Devos, Gérard Darmon, Jocelyn Quivrin, Michel Jonasz, Valérie Benguigui, Jackie Berroyer, Yvon Back, Catherine Hosmalin, Solange Najman, Michel Feldman, Maia Riviere Run Time: 90 minutes MPAA Rating: Not Rated website It’s so rare to see a film about a woman  ...

Unknown

I would like to say up front that I’m not sure I understood the movie I am about to review. Maybe it’s because this is a dick flick and as a chick, there are certain things I will never understand about men. Therefore, whatever I think this movie is trying  ...

Volver

With Volver Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar seduces his audiences more subtly than in his previous work. The hard, bright visual surfaces of his signature hyperreal style still predominate. But Volver wends its way playfully through Dalí-esque surrealism, nineteenth-century melodrama, pictorial realism, and classic Hollywood noir, into a complex study of  ...

Watchmen (2009)

Watchmen (2009) Directed by: Zack Snyder Starring: Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Edward Blake / The Comedian), Jackie Earle Haley (Walter Kovacs / Rorschach), Billy Crudup (Dr. Manhattan / Jon Osterman), Malin Akerman (Laurie Jupiter / Silk Spectre II), Patrick Wilson (Dan Dreiberg / Nite Owl II), Matthew Goode (Adrian Veidt  ...