PUTERI GUNUNG LEDANG

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2005 REVIEW! And so the legends live on, and this film, itself a labor of love, should be seen and taken as the first magical step along the perilous road of bringing fine art to the screen…


Posted on January 12, 2005 by

PALM SPRINGS 2005 SNEAK PEEK

PALM SPRINGS 2005 SNEAK PEEK

IT ALL GOES DOWN JANUARY 6 – 17! The 2005 edition of the Palm Springs International Film Festival has a fascinating lineup of nearly 200 films for all tastes…



Posted on January 3, 2005 by

HOTEL RWANDA

3 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 110 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! With Darfur burning and Congo smouldering, has anything really changed?


Posted on December 23, 2004 by

ZERO: THE INSIDE STORY

ZERO: THE INSIDE STORY
5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 52 minutes

Now—finally face forward—the next journey begins, every arrival being another departure, filled with infinite possibility…


Posted on November 16, 2004 by

ARMY OF SARAH GOODMAN

Sarah Goodman’s first feature, “Army of One” follows three young recruits as they enlist and struggle through boot camp in post-9/11 America. Two years in the making, this film explores far more than the current state of the military establishment’s marketing prowess…



Posted on November 1, 2004 by

AFTERMATH: THE REMNANTS OF WAR

5 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

Michael Grippo’s camera captures the current reality of the long-term disasters with a dispassionate tone that, coupled with timely stock footage of the instigating events, make a multitude of points as silently as the hidden weapons will devastatingly make theirs unless discovered on purpose…


Posted on October 24, 2004 by

ED BARREVELD HAS SOME STORIES TO TELL

With three documentaries in the can (“Aftermath: The Remnants of War”; “Shipbreakers”; “Bruce and Me”) and another (“A Whale of Tale”) in final edit, it seemed an excellent time to have a conversation with the man who has, in various ways, been involved in all of these projects…



Posted on October 22, 2004 by

BRUCE AND ME

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

Using three family members filmmaker Oren Siedler has come up with a remarkably candid study of herself, parts of which will resonate with the inner child that lurks in us all…


Posted on October 21, 2004 by

THE CHILD I NEVER WAS

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 83 minutes

OPENS IN NEW YORK! Telling the true story of a sexually and emotionally troubled teenager preying on younger boys and killing four of them is a daunting challenge for the filmmaker: How can such difficult subjects as under-age sexual activity, brutal beatings and murders be presented in a way that doesn’t alienate the audience, yet still capture the horror and circumstances in a believable manner?


Posted on October 9, 2004 by

PROTEUS

PROTEUS
4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 105 minutes

The story of lust, love and betrayal intriguingly bemoans racism and prejudice of bygone times while peppering the “history” with more modern references…


Posted on June 29, 2004 by

SUGAR

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 78 minutes

Cliff has learned nothing and will soon be with his ex at that big bath house in the sky…


Posted on June 11, 2004 by

DRAG KINGS ON TOUR

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

“If I had a penis for a day, I’d play with it, and just look at it…”


Posted on June 10, 2004 by

A THOUSAND CLOUDS OF PEACE

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

We are left with another exquisitely hot scene of self-touching even as that rekindles the memory of the vanished lover…


Posted on June 8, 2004 by

GAYS AND LESBIANS TURNED INSIDE OUT!

Over its ten days of screenings—many of those sold out—Inside Out has done a fine job, not only in assisting the promotion of new work, but also selecting films that don’t shy away from the good, the bad and the painfully excruciating reality of coming to terms with whoever we are…



Posted on June 4, 2004 by

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