AMOUR

8/23/2013

 
Michael Haneke's (Caché) highly acclaimed bleak portrait of an aging couple; it's French, and the performances are good, but is it a pleasure to watch? No. 
 

TRANCE

8/21/2013

 
Danny Boyle directed, violent, nasty dark, psychological thriller vehicle for Rosario Dawson, who is amazing; co-starring James McAvoy and my favorite badassmofo Vincent Cassel: yes.


 

AWAY FROM HER

8/11/2013

 

Sarah Polley writes and directs from Alice Munro's short story, a beautiful love story: yes.

 
 
Film Noir, adaptation of a Cornell Woolrich novel, 81 minutes tight, great drunken flashback montage: yes!
 
 

Go get it!

 

KILLING ME SOFTLY

7/29/2013

 

So many things wrong with this film, it's not even worth the time to complain. The last 60 seconds are the entertaining...

 

Mid-Summer Viewing

7/27/2013

 

Summer isn't the best time for DVD releases, so I'm knee-deep into streaming Breaking Bad, (love it!) with occasional breaks for Extras (HBO / Ricky Gervais, it's okay.)

 

BOY

7/13/2013

 

Taika Waititi's sweet coming of age dramedy, set in 1984, about a motherless impoverished New Zealand child coping with the return of his absentee / recently paroled father. Beautiful, loved it, but not subtitled and the accents are charming, but dense: put your headphones on for this one!


http://boythefilm.com/

 
 
What king of person would fabricate a story about surviving the 9/11 World Trade Center attack, and then go on to lead a survivor group? Watch this documentary to see for yourself...
 

ELLING

6/29/2013

 
Bromantic Norwegian comedy about an autistic man and his simple-minded sex-obsessed roommate: yes!