The Son (Le Fils)

Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have dazzled serious critics with their austere, character-driven movies. Their current entry, The Son, like Rosetta before it, is not an easy film to watch, but it rewards the patient viewer amply by  ...

Sunset Boulevard

Even fifty years ago, it seems Hollywood's best days were already behind it. Los Angeles is a city that has been haunted by its past for nearly the entire length of its existence, and Sunset Boulevard is still its  ...

The Third Miracle

In The Third Miracle, director Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa, The Secret Garden) attempts to breathe new life into a character that has never worked very well anyway – the Catholic priest torn by religious doubt. Father Frank Shore (Ed  ...

The Yards

The Yards are the train yards of the New York City Transit authority where subway cars are maintained and repaired, often by private contractors who competitively bid for the work. It's a system ripe with possibilities for graft and  ...

culturevulture.net – review

Marcel Camus's 1959 French film, Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro), made in 1959, in Portuguese, is by no means a great film, but it is a landmark film; an odd amalgam of modernity  ...

Dreamland

Directed by Jason Matzner Written by Tom Willett Most teenagers would be eager to begin their lives as adults if they had the looks, the intelligence and poetic ambitions that 18-year-old Audrey (Agnes Bruckner)  ...

culturevulture.net – review

God Grew Tired of Us puts a face on the victims of the 20-year civil war in the Sudan, which has been overlooked as an international cause celebré until recently. Among other atrocities inflicted  ...

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  ...