Summer Hours (2009)

Summer Hours (2009)Written and Directed by Olivier AssayasStarring: Charles Berling, Juliette Binoche, Jérémie Renier, Edith Scob, Dominique Reymond, Valérie Bonneton, Isabelle SadoyanRun Time: 102 minutesMPAA Rating: Not Ratedwww.ifcfilms.comSummer Hours is as perfectly formed as the objets d’art that figure  ...

Shrink (2009)

Shrink (2009) Directed by Jonas Pate Written By Thomas Moffett, based on a story by Henry Rearden Starring: Kevin Spacey; Robert Loggia, Pell James, Keke Palmer, Griffin Dunne, Saffron Burrows MPAA rating: R Run Time: 110 minutes http://www.shrinkthemovie.net/  ...

Valentino: The Last Emperor

Valentino: The Last EmperorA documentary by Matt Tyrnauerhttp://www.valentinomovie.com/For almost a half century, the name Valentino has been synonymous with wealth, glamour and sartorial elegance at extravagant prices. The fashion designer Valentino Garavani courted, and was courted by, royalty  ...

Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009)

Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg (2009) — Interview with filmmaker Aviva KempnerWritten, Produced and Directed by Aviva KempnerRun Time: 92 minuteshttp://internationalfilmcircuit.com/goldberg/index.htmlYoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg is Aviva Kempner’s wonderfully engrossing documentary about the life of television pioneer Gertrude Berg, the creator, principal writer  ...

Rachel (2009)

Rachel (2009)Directed by Simone BittonFrance/Israel/Belgium Hebrew/Arabic/ EnglishRun Time : 101 minuteswww.sfjff.orgWe like to think we're on the side of the angels, and practice right action, as our Buddhist friends would say. And I suppose we like to think that  ...

Séraphine (2008)

Séraphine (2008)Directed by Martin ProvostWritten by Martin Provost and Marc AbdelnourStarring: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Genevieve Mnich, Nico RognerRun Time: 121 minutesMPAA Rating: Unratedhttp://www.seraphinemovie.com/Séraphine was France’s equivalent to Slumdog Millionaire at last year’s French Academy Awards. A  ...

Adoration

Adoration (2009)Written and Directed by Atom EgoyanStarring: Arsinée Khanjian, Simon Bostick, Scott Speedman, Rachel Blanchard, Noam Jenkins, Kenneth WelshRun Time: 100 minutesMPAA Rating: Unratedhttp://www.sonyclassics.com/adoration/The main thread of Canadian-Armenian filmmaker Atom Egoyan's latest elliptical narrative is a  ...

Hunger (2008)

Hunger (2008) Directed by Steve McQueenWritten by Steve McQueen and Enda WalshStarring: Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham, Brian Milligan, Liam McMahonhttp://www.ifcfilms.com/viewFilm.htm?filmId=1197Most people over the age of forty have heard of Bobby Sands. Anyone who was in Ireland in  ...

Away We Go

Away We GoDirected by Sam MendesWritten by Dave Eggers and Vendela VidaStarring:  John Krasinski, Maya Rudolph, Allison Janney, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeff Daniels, Catherine O'Hara, Josh HamiltonRun Time:  97 minutesMPAA Rating:  Rated Rhttp://www.filminfocus.com/focusfeatures/film/away_we_go/  Sam Mendes's last film, Revolutionary Road, was a  ...