What happens to us as we go through life depends largely on the lessons that we learn from those around us. The lessons learned in The Historian are peppered throughout the film, and most of them have little to do with book learning.
Is a man worth more than his words, a woman worth more than her pictures?
Words and Pictures is a romantic comedy with a bittersweet edge.
Does the emperor have clothes? Not in this terrible film by Jonathan Glazer.
Shame is a movie that has lingered in my mind long after I exited the cinema. I was moved when I saw Steve McQueen’s 2008 directorial debut, Hunger, but I felt that some of McQueen’s art world tendencies relegated it to a limited audience.
Nowhere Boy is an independent film about John Lennon’s teen years, and an intimate look at Lennon’s struggles with his mother and his aunt.
The Hedgehog (Le hérisson) is a quiet film, where things don’t always work out as we would like. Life has its own agenda. It reminds us of how important it is to pay attention to those around us, and to value the quiet moments.
This is a wonderful film for everyone to see; young or old. It’s obviously especially good for those of us in our mid-years, and its aimed squarely at those who have had challenges in the past few years.
The Kids Are All Right is an interesting story that deals with ordinary life in a not so ordinary household. When you are raising two teenagers in a lesbian home, eventually there are questions.
The horror genre may appear to be going through dry spell; however, there is always room for great films in any genre. The majority of horror films use dark shadows, blood, guts, and torture to scare their audiences. These aspects are present in The House of The Devil; however, they are not the filmmakers’ primary devices.
Multiple Sarcasms is not a great film, nor is it a particularly interesting one. I would much rather see an interesting failure than a boring one.
Every time I begin to feel that the state of cinema is dismal, I realize how wrong I am. There has been a string of films recently that prove that the art of cinema is has good as it’s ever been.