Tag: drama

The Attack

The Attack

| November 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

A prominent Arabic surgeon living in Tel Aviv is shaken to his core when police tell him they believe his wife was a suicide bomber responsible for an explosion that killed and injured many people at a restaurant.  Despite the massive amounts of evidence against his wife Siham (Reymonde Amsellem), Amin (Ali Suliman) is unswayed […]

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

| October 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

Columbia College Chicago alum and director known for the movie Soul Food, George Tillman was honored at the 49th Chicago International Film Festival, just as his latest film, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, was hitting local theaters. Another local Chicago “church girl made good” Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) plays a drug-addicted single mom prostitute in […]

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Aliyah

Aliyah

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m having a hard time imagining who would want to see this film.  The story is about Alex (Pio Marmai), who works as a drug dealer in Palestine, but wants to move to Israel to help his cousin open a restaurant.  Moving to Israel isn’t so simple for Alex since he has to learn to […]

Turtle Hill, Brooklyn

Turtle Hill, Brooklyn

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Will (Brian W. Seibert) is celebrating his 30th birthday with his boyfriend Mateo (Ricardo Valdez) and a group of their closest friends.  Issues of life, love, and sex present themselves in the close-knit intimate setting.  I just wish these philosophical discussion were more interesting and unique to the characters.  Instead, these discussions do more to […]

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Blood and Sand (1941)

Blood and Sand (1941)

| July 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

One year after director Rouben Mamoulian and actor Tyrone Power teamed up to make 1940’s The Mark of Zorro, the two came together once again to make the Technicolor bullfighting extravaganza, Blood and Sand. Co-starring Rita Hayworth, Anthony Quinn and John Carradine, Blood ad Sand is an epic drama about one man’s rise and fall […]

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Aliyah

Aliyah

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the new film from Film Movement, there’s Isaac the older brother and Alex the younger brother. The younger brother deals drugs but can’t seem to get ahead, because the older brother is just so messed up that he’s always needing money to get out of one financial bind after another. Such is the life […]

Stoker

Stoker

| June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

When I first heard about Chan Wook Park, director of Oldboy and Joint Security Area gearing up for his first English language film, I was both thrilled and scared of the outcome. Thrilled at the possibility of him making something that would be as good, if not better than his previous efforts. Scared at the […]

Upstream Color

Upstream Color

| June 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Nature is powerful. Many would agree that the world around us possesses special power, and that the aspects of nature that we are oblivious or accustomed to may possess more power than we are capable of understanding. Upstream Color is a beautifully bizarre exploration into the unknown. It addresses absentmindedness and unexplained occurrences and coincidences […]

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Greetings from Tim Buckley – Tribeca Film Festival 2013

Greetings from Tim Buckley – Tribeca Film Festival 2013

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

I thought there was no damn way Penn Badgley was performing the vocals as Jeff Buckley in “Greetings from Tim Buckley,” until he confirmed the contrary during a Q&A after the film’s US premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this week. Actor Frank Wood, who plays renowned guitarist and songwriter Gary Lucas, said the […]

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Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)- Tribeca Film Festival 2013

Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii)- Tribeca Film Festival 2013

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Visually arresting and psychologically engrossing, Harmony Lessons (Uroki Garmonii) is a commanding feature debut from Kazakh filmmaker Emir Baigazin, who with a clear and ambitious vision unearths harsh truths through harsh metaphoric imagery and austere storytelling. Deep in a stark, isolated rural village in Kazakhstan thirteen-year-old Aslan lives with his grandmother. The scientifically-inclined boy is […]

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