Author Archive: Elaine Hegwood Bowen
Elaine Hegwood Bowen is an editor, writer and film critic in Chicago. She is the proud parent of "the smart rapper"--chemist-turned-rapper, turned humanitarian...Psalm One!
In Frank Harper’s Berlin Job, there are so many players that it takes a good while just to introduce them all. The film follows two infamous London gangsters, cousins Mickey Mannock and Ray Collishaw. They start out at the top of the food chain, but their world is slowly turned upside down. The two are […]
Inspired by real chefs, this funny and heartwarming dramedy set in the exciting San Francisco culinary scene follows Sal Sartini, a workaholic chef intent on making his new restaurant a critical and commercial success. As Sal navigates his family and work life, his estranged son Vince returns for a visit and reluctantly agrees to help […]
A new documentary from FilmBuff The Rep follows the lives of three film geeks, Alex Woodside, Charlie Lawton and Nigel Agnew, as they struggle to open and operate a single-screen repertory cinema in Toronto called the Toronto Underground Cinema. The dedicated friends face an uphill battle to see their theater succeed in the face of […]
Sunset Stories is a uniquely charming romantic-road-comedy-adventure tale about losing baggage. May, a high-strung nurse, is sent to Los Angeles to retrieve bone marrow for a transplant, but soon after arriving, her world is turned upside down when she runs into former flame, J.P. Upset and unnerved because of this surprise encounter, a distracted May loses […]
Petunia is a dark comedy about an off-beat family of New Yorkers who must come to terms with their dysfunctional behavior and misgivings about life, relationships and love. The Petunia family is made up of Charlie (Tobias Segal), Adrian and Michael (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and their meddling psychoanalyst parents (Christine Lahti and David Rasche). Michael and […]
Director Martín Yernazian leads an all-star cast that includes Oscar nominee Jennifer Tilly (Bullets Over Broadway, Bound, Bride of Chucky), Danny Trejo (Machete, Desperado, Sons of Anarchy), Robert Rodriguez ( celebrated director of Machete, Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn, Machete Kills) and Electra Avellan (Planet Terror, Machete Kills) as Amelia. Spanning the course of one day, this […]