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Harsh Times (2005) Written and directed by David Ayer (Training Day) Jim Davis (Christian Bale) is a perfect candidate to work for the Department of Homeland Securities. He served as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan, he has the guts to do what it takes to  ...

The Grocer’s Son: culturevulture.net -film review

Directed by Eric Guirado Written by Eric Guirado and Florence Vignon Starring: Nicolas Cazalé, Clotilde Hesme, Jeanne Goupil, Daniel Duval, Stephane Guerin-Tillie, Liliane Rover, Paul Crauchet MPAA rating: Not rated Run Time: 126 minutes http://www.filmmovement.com/ Despite its rather well worn premise of a prodigal son returning to his family  ...

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History Boys Official Website Directed by Nicholas Hytner Written by Alan Bennett This witty and delightfully exuberant movie revolves around the scholastic future of eight gifted teenage boys in Yorkshire, England. The History Boys have been chosen to prepare for the rigorous examinations  ...

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After the well crafted, carefully observed tour de force on human foibles that was Memories of Murder, one wouldn’t exactly expect writer-director Bong Joon-ho to follow it up with a monster horror movie. Even with only three features under his belt however, Bong could be following in the steps of  ...

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Haven (2004) Frank E. Flowers, director No one in Haven is quite what they seem to be. Or rather, they are mostly completely transparent. Everyone living in newcomer director Frank E. Flowers' vision of life on the Cayman Islands is so deeply corrupted, it is hard  ...

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Henry Darger. That is the name that hovers behind this 2002 documentary film, How To Draw A Bunny, by John Walter, which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, and details the life and wannabe legend of minor pop artist Ray Johnson (1927-1995). For those  ...

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Inland Empire David Lynch is one of those directors whose films are instantly recognizable as his, and whose style has had such an effect on pop culture that it's garnered its own adjective, Lynchian. Inland Empire is Lynch's long-awaited follow-up to the highly acclaimed Mulholland Dr.,  ...

A Jihad for Love: culturevulture.net -film review

Six years in the making, A Jihad for Love is the first-ever feature-length documentary film to explore the complex and problematic intersections of Islam and homosexuality. Gay Muslim film-maker Parvez Sharma traveled to a dozen countries, including South Africa, Turkey, Egypt, Iran, France, Canada, and Pakistan, to interview his subjects,  ...

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Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006) Stanley Nelson, director In 1978 cult leader Jim Jones ordered over 900 members of his Peoples Temple in Guyana to 'drink the Kool-Aid' and commit mass self-extermination. Jones' order and execution have become as iconic the devil's pitch  ...

Le Petit Lieutenant

  Le Petit Lieutenant is an absorbing French police procedural drama that follows the initiation of a young lieutenant into a Paris plain-clothes detective unit. Antoine Derouère (Jalil Lespert) is an amiable, naïve, yet ambitious police academy graduate from the provinces who leaves his wife and parents behind for  ...