HYDE PARK ON HUDSON

12/29/2012

 
If you'd told me, years ago, that Bill Murray would one day portray F.D.R. I'd have hit you with my Dr. Scholls sandal, and yes, he's awesome! Laura Linney is so watchable, you're gonna love it.
http://focusfeatures.com/hyde_park_on_hudson
 

ANNA KARENINA

12/26/2012

 
British Wunderkind and lover of long tracking shots, Joe Wright (Atonement) adapts Tolstoy's novel with a theatrical flair. The cast is fantastic, kudos all around for art, costume, photography, music: loved it!
http://focusfeatures.com/anna_karenina/
 
 
Lauren Greenfield's riches to rags documentary about David Siegel, the time share mogul (who takes credit for George Bush being elected president) and his trophy wife: it's hard to feel sorry for them... Intimate look at a family in transition, and the great recession.http://www.magpictures.com/thequeenofversailles/
 
 
The explosions and demolitions are great, but this bleak film is unforgivably long, bloated, and boring. The fight scenes are weak and the ADR omnipresent. 160 minutes: the nerve! Could somebody please reign in this excess? 
 

BERNIE

12/13/2012

 
It's funny, and I love Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine, but it's kinda creepy to like a killer: don't you think?
http://bernie-the-movie.com/
 
 
Director Marie Losier reveals the strange story of avant garde industrial music pioneer, Genesis P-Orridge, (Psychic TV, Throbbing Gristle) and his performance artist wife, Lady Jay Breyer. Yes.
http://www.balladofgenesisandladyjaye.com/