Director: Martin Zandvliet Writer: Martin Zandvliet Starring: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard, Oskar Bökelmann, Emil Belton, Oskar Belton There is an inherent tension and drama in the true story the Danish film Land of Mine is based on, a story I’d never heard about prior to screening the film. It seems a number of young German […]
Director: Martin Scorsese Writers: Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese(screenplay), Shûsaku Endô (based on the novel by) Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Issei Ogata, Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Yoshi Oida, Yôsuke Kubozuka Martin Scorses’s latest film, Silence, is based on Shûsaku Endô’s 1966 novel of the same name. Set mostly in 17th-century Japan at a time when priests were attempting to proselytize […]
Director: Gareth Edwards Writers: Chris Weitz and Tony Gilroy (screenplay), John Knoll and Gary Whitta (story by), George Lucas (base on characters created by) Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Wen Jiang, Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Jimmy Smits Just so you know, I really like the Star Wars movies, even if […]
Director: Kenneth Lonergan Writer: Kenneth Lonergan Starring: Casey Affleck, Ben O’Brien, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Broderick In only his third turn in the director’s chair, Kenneth Lonergan has produced a brooding, complex, heart-wrenching little gem of an adult movie that is sure to garner Oscar nominations for actors Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams as […]
Director: Clint Eastwood Writer: Todd Komarnicki (screenplay), Chesley Sullenberger and Jeffrey Zaslow (based on the book “Highest Duty” by) Starring: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Valerie Mahaffey, Delphi Harrington, Mike O’Malley, Jamey Sheridan, Laura Linney Clint Eastwood, God bless him (leaving politics aside, please!), is 86 years old as his latest film is released and has been accused by […]
Director: David Mackenzie Writer: Taylor Sheridan Starring: Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Gil Birmingham, Dale Dickey A West Texas tale of two brothers who go on a bank robbing spree to get the money required to pay back the greedy bankers who usurious loaned their sickly mother money, knowing that they’d be able to take her […]
Wait for the DVD to come out, and then wait for someone else to purchase it. Then, wait until you’re really bored and someone suggests watching an awful movie that will crush any and all expectations of decency, and then Suicide Squad will come to your rescue.
Claire Carré’s Embers is a purely psychological, apocalyptic nightmare in which a plague has presumably caused the world’s population to lose their ability for explicit memory. An intriguing treatise on memory, Embers cleverly juxtaposes the lives of the masses who have lost their memories with a token few who figured out a way to retain theirs.
To get to the end of the film’s 126-minute running time one must endure banal scenes masquerading as the beautiful — riding down a road of cherry blossoms; a pyrotechnic display; the four dress up in kimono; and plum tree picking — to name a few.
Based on actual events, the latest film by director Anne Fontaine (How I Killed My Father; Coco after Chanel; Gemma Bovary), offers a positive sight of female solidarity in the most unlikely of places.« Previous Entries |