Cadillac Records: culturevulture.net -film review

Cadillac Records is the fictionalized story of Chicago’s legendary Chess Records, its owner, Len Chess and some of Chess’ fabulous early stars—Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Chuck Berry and Etta James. Cadillac Records surprised me. I expected the  ...

Quantum of Solace

Regardless of what you may have heard, I did not travel from San Francisco to London to see Quantum of Solace before it opened in the US. But I did see the film on my first night in London, at  ...

American Beauty

The anomie of suburban life has been done to death in American cinema, but American Beauty is a bitterly funny and beautifully crafted film, even if it does cover a lot of familiar ground. It’s a movie that keeps replaying  ...

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) http://www.thebourneultimatum.com/ Directed by Paul Greengrass Starring Matt Damon, Julia Stiles USA PG-13 111 minutes In 1968, the delicious Steve McQueen engaged in the delicious car chase in the delicious Bullitt. For the Baby Boomer  ...

Dan in Real Life

It's hard not to enjoy a heartwarming movie, such as Dan in Real Life, in which Dan, a cheerless widower with three children (Alison Pill, Brittany Robertson and Marlene Lawston) finds love and happiness. It's also hard not to  ...

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Directed by Sean Penn Written by Jon Krakauer and Sean Penn Starring Emile Hirsch 140 min. Rating: R http://www.intothewild.com/ If you've ever wondered whether you're a glass half-full or a glass half-empty kind of movie-goer, Into the Wild will give  ...

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The Life Before Her Eyes Directed by: Vadim Perelman Starring: Uma Thurman, Evan Rachel Wood, Eva Amurri MPAA rating: R Run Time: 90 minutes Movie website: ?official website With over eight months left in the year and hundreds  ...

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a warm, lighthearted romantic comedy that is lifted far above the ordinary by terrific actors playing larger than life characters, gorgeous 1939 London setting and costumes, and its sense of pure  ...

ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway

Dori Berinstein, a three-time Tony-winning Broadway producer, makes her debut as a feature film director in the full-length documentary, ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway.And her bias is clear: ShowBusiness is a homage to the Herculean labors of  ...

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Bab’Aziz (The Prince Contemplates His Soul) (2008) Directed by Nacer Khemir Written by Nacer Khemir, with collaboration by Tonino Guerra Starring Parviz Shahinkhou, Maryam Hamid, Hossein Panahi MPAA rating: Not rated Run time: 96 minutes The devout Muslim mystic  ...