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Outrage (2009)

Outrage (2009)

The documentary Outrage is toplined by a written statement that suggests that there is a conspiracy to keep gay men in government in the closet: A conspiracy that the media, the public and, naturally, the...

Movie Review posted on 7th May 2009

Adoration

Adoration

About halfway through Atom Egoyan's 12th feature, Adoration, a woman wearing a mask of black cloth and silver jewelry asks a man about a nativity scene he is putting up in his front lawn and...

Movie Review posted on 7th May 2009

Black Sheep (2007)

Black Sheep (2007)

You count them to put you to sleep and you broil them to munch on after a lazy church Sunday. They get sheared to make quite a bit of your clothes and are fluffy and...

Movie Review posted on 4th May 2009

The Limits of Control

The Limits of Control

It was about three years ago when, emerging from a press screening of Pedro Almodóvar's Volver, a good friend said to me, "You just can't argue with Almodóvar," referring to the idiosyncratic style that the...

Movie Review posted on 30th April 2009

Revanche

Revanche

We see the man, Alex (Johannes Krisch), from the beginning, capable of violence but with a discernable gentleness. He's in love with Tamara (Irina Potapenko), a Ukrainian woman. They both work for an overweight pimp:...

Movie Review posted on 30th April 2009

Fighting

Fighting

There is something abnormally aggressive and conversational being deployed in the street-fight drama Fighting. It's the second film directed and co-written by New York native Dito Montiel and, like his nostalgic debut A Guide to...

Movie Review posted on 23rd April 2009

Treeless Mountain

Treeless Mountain

On the eve of the release of Treeless Mountain, the exquisite and graceful second feature by the South Korean-born director So Yong Kim, the debate continues to rage over the importance and criteria of what...

Movie Review posted on 22nd April 2009

Danton

Danton

Long before we arrive at the time and place where Andrzej Wajda's captivating Danton takes place, democracy itself had failed. Has it gotten better since the days of guillotines and powdered wigs? The answer is...

Movie Review posted on 17th April 2009

Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree

Israeli director Eran Riklis' latest feature, Lemon Tree, depicts the legal battle waged between a poor lemon farmer living on the Green Line between the West Bank and Israel and her neighbor, the Israeli Defense...

Movie Review posted on 17th April 2009

Dodes'ka-Den

Dodes'ka-Den

Dodes'ka-den, Akira Kurosawa's first color film, premiered in New York in the summer of 1971 to mixed reviews and, even for foreign fare, lousy box office. A major argument held that the filmmaker simply didn't...

Movie Review posted on 14th April 2009

The Hit

The Hit

Anyone who has kept an eye on Stephen Frears, the prolific British director of The Queen and High Fidelity, must look at Criterion's release of The Hit, his hitmen-cum-road-trip slow-burner, with a cocked head and...

Movie Review posted on 7th April 2009

Sugar

Sugar

Part of an emerging pack of would-be American neo-realists, Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden find themselves with one of the most intrinsically American emigration stories never told in their sophomore effort Sugar. From his home...

Movie Review posted on 3rd April 2009

Tulpan

Tulpan

Sporting a pair of ears that might make Dumbo jealous, we first meet Asa (Askhat Kuchinchirekov) on his way to meet his would-be bride and her parents. Dressed in his pressed Navy outfit, he speaks...

Movie Review posted on 1st April 2009

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Throughout Peter Yates' masterful The Friends of Eddie Coyle, crooks, thieves and the occasional police officer use terms of complacent endearment -- friend, nice guy, good man -- but the words never seem to carry...

Movie Review posted on 23rd March 2009

Sin Nombre

Sin Nombre

Sighted in tortillas, toast, and rock formations worldwide, Jesus appears yet again on the big screen in Cary Joji Fukunaga's border-crossing debut Sin Nombre. This time our Lord is reincarnated as El Caspar (Edgar Flores),...

Movie Review posted on 20th March 2009

Hunger

Hunger

Awake with blunt noise and images of stunning clarity, Steve McQueen's Hunger only indulges in one real section of dialogue. Most of the film, set in Northern Ireland's infamous Long Kesh (Maze) prison, frames this...

Movie Review posted on 20th March 2009

Tokyo Sonata

Tokyo Sonata

The differential separating Kiyoshi Kurosawa's bizarre Tokyo Sonata from his oeuvre of uneasy art-thrillers is that its eerie atmosphere isn't brought on by signs of the paranormal. Though built on a variation on Laurent Cantet's...

Movie Review posted on 17th March 2009

The Edge of Love

The Edge of Love

In my craft or sullen art Exercised in the still night When only the moon rages And the lovers lie abedSo begins Dylan Thomas' "In my...

Movie Review posted on 13th March 2009

Miss March

Miss March

Written, directed, and starring Trevor Moore and Zach Cregger, 2/5ths of the sketch comedy group The Whitest Kids U Know, Miss March chronicles both one man's lifetime infatuation with Playboy magazine and another man's apprehensive...

Movie Review posted on 13th March 2009

12

12

A peculiar, slathering beast comes lumbering out of writer Reginald Rose's slow-burning 12 Angry Men in Nikita Mikhalkov's epic 12, an inverted and wildly uneven Russian production that recasts the famous, tight legal drama as...

Movie Review posted on 4th March 2009

Yella

Yella

Perhaps characteristic of many a debut feature, German filmmaker Christian Petzold's uneasy yet promising Yella feels tied to the centric image of the nerve-wracked heroine who gives it its title. Wide-eyed and coiled, Yella (Nina...

Movie Review posted on 25th February 2009

Birdsong

Birdsong

Though certainly not wanting for visual splendor, the most striking thing about Albert Serra's Birdsong, the 33-year-old Spanish filmmaker's detailing of the trip taken by the Three Wise Men to visit an infant named Jesus,...

Movie Review posted on 20th February 2009

Katyn

Katyn

Directed by perhaps the most prolific of Polish directors from a story that is surpassingly personal, Andrzej Wajda opens Katyn, his depiction of the events surrounding the 1940 massacre of 20,000 Polish officers and intellectuals...

Movie Review posted on 20th February 2009

Simon of the Desert

Simon of the Desert

Summing up Luis Buñuel's wicked Simon of the Desert is easy: Saint Simeon Stylites (Buñuel regular Claudio Brook) travels from the top of a small pillar, where he has been praying for six years, six...

Movie Review posted on 13th February 2009

Coraline

Coraline

Remember The Nightmare Before Christmas? The holiday classic is invariably credited to its producer and story writer Tim Burton, but the film was actually directed by New Jersey native Henry Selick, an animator on Pete's...

Movie Review posted on 6th February 2009

Three Monkeys

Three Monkeys

The telling differences between Three Monkeys, the fifth film -- and third released stateside -- by Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan, and its predecessor, 2006's superb Climates, can be found in a singular, central scene...

Movie Review posted on 30th January 2009

Taken

Taken

Of all the men you would expect to tear through Europe to save his daughter, leaving a trail of dead like Jonestown in his wake, Liam Neeson would be relatively low on the list, coming...

Movie Review posted on 30th January 2009

Eden Log

Eden Log

Credit where credit's due: Franck Vestiel's Eden Log grabs your attention immediately and doesn't relax its grip for a solid 20 minutes. A man (Clovis Cornillac) awakes in a pool of muck with a light...

Movie Review posted on 30th January 2009

Donkey Punch

Donkey Punch

Despite my predilection for stories of the perverse and profane, I feel it is not my place to describe to any sort of public the act that gives director Oliver Blackburn's scrappy debut its name....

Movie Review posted on 23rd January 2009

Notorious (2009)

Notorious (2009)

In hindsight, the thought that a film could have ever done justice to Christopher George Latore Wallace, the Brooklyn-born rapper who went by the names Biggie Smalls and The Notorious B.I.G. until his untimely, unsolved...

Movie Review posted on 16th January 2009

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