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German with English subtitles Mattias Keilich, director Ever since the days popular German novelist Karl May placed his Old West characters Chief Winnetou and Old Shatterhand in situations ranging from the antebellum South to the opening of the Cherokee Strip, the American western has held a very special place in  ...

Ludivine Sagnier Interview: culturevulture.net -film review

Here in the United States, the name Ludivine Sagnier may not elicit much recognition from anyone other than young girls who identified with her when she played Tinkerbelle in P.J. Hogan’s 2003 adaptation of Peter Pan; or perhaps those older than eleven who saw her the same year, often partially  ...

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Newcomer indie director Ramin Bahrani spins a sparse tale told in cinema verité of contemporary immigrant life in Manhattan. In Man Push Cart, one-time Pakistani rock star Ahmad (Ahmad Razvi) is now a contemporary displaced person, a working-poor immigrant seeking his version of the American Dream on the mean streets  ...

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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  ...