The Widow of St. Pierre

Director Patrice Leconte doesn't mess around with minor themes. Whether on the more intimate scale of fascinating Monsieur Hire (1989) or the more recent Girl on the Bridge (1999), or on the grander scale of French costume drama like  ...

Woman on Top

There are films that magically transport the audience to a fascinating new world where they experience wonders missing from their everyday existence. Woman on Top tries hard to be such a film, but most of its attempts to be  ...

You Can Count on Me

Capri Pant Zipper fly front with black vinyl stripes waistband and leg opening. Slash pockets with metal studs. You Can Count On Me is a work of surprising depth that uses  ...

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  ...

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  ...

The Bachelor

It's a rare comedy that is so painfully unfunny that it earns not a single laugh. The Bachelor, based loosely on Buster Keaton's 1925 Seven Chances, is a monotonous, charmless travesty, easily the worst film I've endured this year.  ...

Black and White

Whatever else you want to say about him, James Toback knows how to get your attention. The writer/director's new film opens with an interracial menage a trois performed in broad daylight in Central Park and observed by a passing  ...

The Bone Collector

Hollywood producers would be well advised to screen The Bone Collector the next time they wonder why they’re despised in so many corners of American society. This one movie should answer all of their questions. Directed by Phillip Noyce  ...

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Drop Dead Gorgeous continues the trend of dark satire on the screen, which would include such films as Happiness and the French Sitcom. More specifically we are in a subgenre which we could call high school flick cum  ...

The Filth and the Fury

Suggested reading: Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century (1990), Greil Marcus Rotten - No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs: The authorized Autobiography Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols (1995), John Lydon  ...