Monthly Archives: September 2011

Film Review: “Take Shelter”

Writer/director Jeff Nichols’ sophomore effort is a stunning and revelatory movie with performances from the lead actors of Oscar-worthy caliber. Michael Shannon plays Curtis LaForche, a young husband and father who… Continue reading

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Film Review: “Bellflower”

A stunning, ultra-low budget first feature from Evan Glodell, “Bellflower” is a dark and dystopian love story which generates an aura of anxiety in a character-driven story. Continue reading

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The Film Maven Of Lincoln Center

If you have spent any time at the Film Society of Lincoln Center for the past 23 year or attended the New York Film Festival since 1988, you no doubt have come across “the film maven of Lincoln Center”, otherwise … Continue reading

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Quebec Film Chosen By Canada For Oscar Race

MONSIEUR LAZHAR, an immigrant drama by Quebec-based director Philippe Falardeau, has been chosen to represent Canada in the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar competition. The selection follows the high profile win for the film as Best Canadian Feature at the … Continue reading

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San Francisco’s L’Amour Fou With French Cinema

The San Francisco Film Society, in association with the French American Cultural Society, the French Consulate of San Francisco and Unifrance, will present its annual l’amour fou with French cinema from October 27 to November 2. French Cinema Now offers … Continue reading

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The Weinsteins Pact With Sean Penn On New Film

The Weinstein Company has picked up North American rights to THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, a new film directed by Italian director Paolo Sorrentino and starring Oscar winner Sean Penn. The film, which debuted at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, … Continue reading

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Lars Von Trier Takes Back His Nazi Apology

Danish director Lars von Trier, who came under fire at this year’s Cannes Film Festival due to remarks about sympathizing with Adolf Hitler at the press conference for his latest film MELANCHOLIA, has now said that he was “not sorry” … Continue reading

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Woodstock FF Awards

The Woodstock Film Festival (www.woodstockfilmfestival.com), an event known for its “fierce independence”, came to a climax on Saturday evening with its annual Maverick Awards Ceremony, held at the historic Backstage Studio Productions in Kingston, NY. Among the glitterati in attendance … Continue reading

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A Documentary Deluge

For reasons that are both clear yet still mysterious, a deluge of documentaries is currently awash on film screens. Not that I am complaining. The increased prominence and box office clout of documentaries is something to celebrate. Relegated for too … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Killer Elite”

Jason Statham (or his stunt doubles) demolishes two men while duct-taped to a chair. The entire movie has that kind of action. KILLER ELITE may or may not be based on a true story. The source material is “The Feather … Continue reading

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