Of Time and The City (2008)

Of Time and the City (2008) Documentary written and directed by Terence Davies Run Time: 74 minutes MPAA Rating: Unrated http://www.oftimeandthecity.com/ The term poetic cinema is often used when talking of Terence Davies’ work. His films are extremely  ...

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  ...

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  ...

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  ...

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:  ...

And Baby Makes Two

In Defense of Single-Parent Families (1997), Nancy E. Dowd Single Mothers by Choice: A Guidebook for Single Women Who Are Considering or Have Chosen Motherhood (1997), Jane Matttes On Our  ...

Bedazzled

Click the poster to buy at MovieGoods.com The latest entry from the remake factories is Bedazzled. Taken on its own, it's a lightweight but appealing romp that showcases Brendan Fraser's considerable comedic talents. But compared to  ...

The Bicycle Thief

Set in post-World War II Rome, The Bicycle Thief tells a simple story well, relying for its impact on gritty realism and emotional verity. There are no subplots, there are just a few key characters, the dialogue is the  ...

Billy Elliot

Suggested reading: A Director Calls (1997), Wendy Lesser (about director Stephen Daldry) Billy Elliot wraps a stock formula in a nicely observed script by Lee Hall that avoids the obvious cliches, then adds a charismatic  ...

Les Bonnes Femmes

Donald J Pliner Handbags Infinity Medium Quilted Hobo Claude Chabrol’s Les Bonnes Femmes is a valentine written in poisoned ink, and the cinematic equivalent of Tough Love. It sinks its teeth down to  ...