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Little Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) is weaned too soon from the maternal teat of her royal Austrian homeland and queen mother Maria Teresa (Marianne Faithfull). Having brokered a marriage of political convenience, Maria Teresa sends her naïve and uneducated daughter to the French royal court at Versailles to marry the  ...

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 Moscow Matty, and turns this chance collision into a once-in-a-life  ...

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FREE online seminar from Rand: Beyond the Internet: Predicting the Future of Computing Technology Spy Game is just that - a spy thriller that, in the tradition of The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, deals seriously with how the ruthless game is played. Spying is,  ...

Off the Black (2006)

Directed by: James Ponsoldt Starring: Nick Nolte, Trevor Morgan, Timothy Hutton and Sally Kirkland Release Date: December 8, 2006 Running Time: 92 minutes Rating: "R" by the MPAA Off the Black (2006) Written and Directed by James Ponsoldt Nick  ...

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 personal journeys, not so much stories as evocations of thoughts  ...

OUT 1 (1971)

OUT 1 (1971) Like any other art or craft, cinema has its share of obsessive aesthetes. Among these cinephiles, there exist certain rare objects of legend that only the most devout pursue. Think Edward Yang’s A Brighter Summer Day or Bela Tarr’s Satantango  ...

Oscar Rant, Academy Awards 2009

In which Culturevulture.net film writers have their say about the Academy Awards, for 2008 After seeing Milk, I thought Sean Penn was a no-brainer for Best Actor. And why not? It'd be scant justice for Prop 8, but we queers need a little pick-me-up right now. And Penn's take on  ...

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a title as ridiculous as the premise of this movie: a man born in 18th century France has a sense of smell that would put a bloodhound to shame. The grand achievement of director Tom Tykwer however  ...

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008)

Pray the Devil Back to Hell (2008) Documentary, USA Directed by Gini Reticker http://www.praythedevilbacktohell.com/v2/ trailer War ravaged Liberia didn’t know what hit them when a group of brave, determined women demanded peace and got it. Pray the Devil Back to Hell by filmmaker Gini Reticker is an interesting and  ...