FEAR(S) OF THE DARK (DVD)

FEAR(S) OF THE DARK (DVD)
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 78 minutes

BACK IN BLACK FOR HALLOWEEN 2009! “Fear(s) of the Dark” is a visually exhilarating trip through the darker regions of the subconscious.


Posted on October 31, 2009 by

AMERICAN SON

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

2008 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE! Cannon’s performance as Mike carries the film. He expresses fear of the uncertain and a premature nostalgia for the life he left behind…


Posted on June 21, 2008 by

REPRISE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 105 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! “Reprise” is an energetic romp through creative frustration, stagnant relationships, the fear of change and romance-fueled insanity…


Posted on May 16, 2008 by

THE VISITOR

THE VISITOR
3 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 108 minutes

2008 SXSW SPECIAL SCREENING! Writer/director Thomas McCarthy displays the same knack for emotionally connected, well-acted performances as he did in his last work, “The Station Agent”…


Posted on March 9, 2008 by

CHICAGO 10

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 103 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! Full of new and old protest songs, rebellious thinkers and pride for the country that was built on them, “Chicago 10″ is a fitting love song to misfits who might not be quite sure where they’re going, but are intent on getting there…


Posted on March 2, 2008 by

IN BRUGES

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 107 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! The content may initially seem daunting, but the film presents it in an accessible, entertaining manner that dares you not to enjoy yourself…


Posted on February 10, 2008 by

ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED

ROMAN POLANSKI: WANTED AND DESIRED
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! The film is most remarkable when it exposes the ease with which the press and a self-obsessed judge can pervert the country’s justice system…


Posted on January 28, 2008 by

THE BROKEN

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 110 minutes

2008 SUNDANCE AFTER MIDNIGHT FEATURE FILM! The closer “The Broken” moves to its conclusion, the more clear it becomes that it’s all smoke and mirrors…


Posted on January 27, 2008 by

TRACES OF THE TRADE: A STORY FROM THE DEEP NORTH

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 86 minutes

2008 SUNDANCE DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION FEATURE! A film rarely expresses everything that’s wrong with it in such a succinct manner…


Posted on January 22, 2008 by

THE LAST WORD

2 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 94 minutes

2008 SUNDANCE DRAMATIC COMPETITION FEATURE! When a film only shines while deviating from its main plot, it’s time to write a new film…


Posted on January 18, 2008 by

NANKING

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 0 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! While at times the film begins to feel like a laundry list of bad deeds, the first-person accounts pack a wallop. A scene in which a man describes the violent killing of his mother and baby brother is particularly astonishing…


Posted on December 15, 2007 by

GRACE IS GONE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

Cusack’s performance is a revelation. The role of a suburban father is not a common one for the hip actor, and he plays this disheveled and heartbroken man with great understanding…


Posted on December 9, 2007 by

AMERICAN DIRECTORS KILL AT 2007 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

The American directors have had a good couple of days in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival’s Official Competition…



Posted on May 22, 2007 by

CANNES 2007 OPENS WITH A VARIETY OF FLAVORS, INCLUDING WONG’S ‘BLUEBERRY’

The Cannes Flm Festival has been underway for only an opening night and a day, and the Official Competition has already featured an obscure, low-budget Romanian film and David Fincher’s “Zodiac”…



Posted on May 18, 2007 by

FAY GRIM

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 118 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! Revisiting his characters from 1997′s “Henry Fool” nine years later, Hartley moves them from a story about a rise to literary fame with satanic implications to a bastardized spy thriller…


Posted on March 16, 2007 by

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