Monday, June 16 2014
Clark Gable plays the uptight American seduced by the supposedly looser ways of Italy.
Friday, June 13 2014
Emoticon;)'s dilemma is that as it criticizes current lapses in communication, it also enacts them.
Relationships are the foundation of this franchise's central theme: everyone can get along, even species that seem so opposed as dragons and humans.
Thursday, June 12 2014
Libyans abroad learned about what was going on back home via media of diverse sorts; YouTube and news reports, videos sent by people still in the country.
Wednesday, June 11 2014
The process by which Shin Bet or US agencies or Hamas exploit and coerce, terrorize and rescue individuals, is The Green Prince's focus.
Celebrating its 60th birthday this year, Akira Kurosawa's superb and influential Japanese adventure film is still as impressive as ever.
Tuesday, June 10 2014
If the human cable car riders are aware of the camera and then forget it, are aware of the camera and address it, are aware of the camera and ignore it, what can goats manage?
This bone-chilling story of a young, violated woman who has been pushed too far gets a much deserved re-release.
Monday, June 9 2014
In his latest incarnation, Jack Ryan is always the most observant, most competent, most morally upstanding guy in the room.
Friday, June 6 2014
Political disaffection and engagement, personal dedication and distrust.
The Fault in Our Stars provides a showcase for the protagonist's honest openness, her capacity to radiate and inspire empathy.
TINY: A Story About Living Small is a suitably modest documentary that explores whether home is really what you make it or if there’s a minimum size requirement.
Thursday, June 5 2014
What happens when corporate and private monies are allowed to come into a public system of electioneering and propaganda?
This offers many individuals' stories of the game, the mechanics, the beauty, the promise and hope offered by soccer, but only a glimpse at the politics or the industry.
This rises somewhat above its heist flick clichés, due mostly to its stellar cast, but also the clever structure of the story, courtesy of writer/director Jonathan Sobol.
Miss Dove is the last of a "genteel" respectability in a world that's going to hell.
Wednesday, June 4 2014
In this otherwise predictable film, James Cagney paved a path for future performers and the DIY ethic.
In More than a Miracle, we have no hope that the whole countryside must live happily ever after.
Tuesday, June 3 2014
The grand-daddy of college comedies, The Freshman makes a compelling case for the relevance of silent film.
Aimed at younger viewers, this BFI period collection about runaways and tearaways manages a good mix of entertainment, education and social commentary.