CARAMEL

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 95 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! The writing stays honest throughout, and Labaki steals every scene she’s in…


Posted on February 3, 2008 by

ATONEMENT

2 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

The movie is trying to have it both ways: it wants us to take seriously the stories it tells about awful things that happen between people and during war, but also its message about the unreliability of narrative…


Posted on December 10, 2007 by

I’M NOT THERE

5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 127 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! It’s moving and direct enough to get your attention on first watching, and profoundly layered and allusive enough to require repeated viewings if you want to see everything that Haynes is up to…


Posted on November 25, 2007 by

REDACTED

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 90 minutes

I stayed in my seat for five minutes after “Redacted” ended, devastated…


Posted on November 18, 2007 by

MEMOIRS OF THE 2007 MIDDLE EASTERN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

New festivals spring up annually, and this year brought the first ever Middle Eastern International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi. Writer Jeff Beresford-Howe made the trek overseas from California, and these are the collected journal entries from his travels…



Posted on November 14, 2007 by

MEMOIRS OF THE 2007 MIDDLE EASTERN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PART 2)

New festivals spring up annually, and this year brought the first ever Middle Eastern International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi. Writer Jeff Beresford-Howe made the trek overseas from California, and these are the collected journal entries from his travels…



Posted on November 14, 2007 by

MEMOIRS OF THE 2007 MIDDLE EASTERN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PART 3)

New festivals spring up annually, and this year brought the first ever Middle Eastern International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi. Writer Jeff Beresford-Howe made the trek overseas from California, and these are the collected journal entries from his travels…



Posted on November 14, 2007 by

OWL AND THE SPARROW

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

Gauger gives them honest things to say, and while they’re all struggling, we never get the sense that their economic fate determines who they are as people…


Posted on November 12, 2007 by

THE GOOD NIGHT

THE GOOD NIGHT
3 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

None of the characters in “The Good Night” develop much despite great performances from the whole cast…


Posted on October 19, 2007 by

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