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  ...

Wendy and Lucy (2008)

Wendy and Lucy (2008) Directed by Kelly Reichardt Written by Kelly Reichardt and Jon Raymond (based on Raymond’s short story Train Choir) Starring: Michelle Williams, Walter Dalton, Will Patton, John Robinson, Will Oldham Run Time: 80 minutes MPAA Rating: R www.wendyandlucy.com Kelly Reichardt’s Wendy and Lucy is one  ...

Words of My Perfect Teacher

Buddhism is a strange religion to us Westerners. Buddhists do not have a God, nor do they have the consolation prize of life after death. They do believe in reincarnation, though it’s more like a necessary pit stop than a key to immortality. Without a supreme being or  ...

A Woman Under The Influence

DVD Review John Cassavetes was one of those rare artists of whom it could be said that his flaws were his strengths, and his strengths were his flaws. On a purely technical level, his 1974 film, A Woman Under The Influence, is  ...

Zen Noir (2006)

Zen Noir (2006) Marc Rosenbush, director Filmmaker Marc Rosenbush readily admits he made Zen Noir as a 'koan for the audience.' A koan is a paradox used to train the student of Buddhism to break out of logical, linear thinking and to embrace the Zen approach to  ...

The Ladies Man

Over the years, Saturday Night Live has morphed from a relevant showcase for up-and-coming comedic talent and occasionally biting satire into a development laboratory for producer Lorne Michaels' SNL Studios film division. The pattern is now firmly established: A one-dimensional character with a few easily imitated catchphrases is introduced  ...