Tag: drama

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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The Syndicate – Series 1

The Syndicate – Series 1

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Five co-workers at the local convenience store have formed a Syndicate, which apparently is a British colloquialism for a group of people who all chip in money toward a lottery ticket.  When the group wins, and each collect nearly 4 million pounds, it understandably changes each of their lives in various ways.  Each member of […]

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A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

| April 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

To tell a simple story in the context of a complicated issue is not necessarily the same thing as telling a reductive story. A Bottle in the Gaza Sea, while at times extremely idealistic, highlights the universal dreamer and wisher that shine most especially in teenagers and young adults, with its story of friendship and […]

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Reality

Reality

| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Matteo Garrone’s Gamorra was an international success – despite the Oscar snub. The dense, stoically paced Italian crime drama was attractively elusive, giving viewers something to mull over on their way out of the theater. Reality, the director’s new film, explores a much different world than Italian mafioso, while keeping his phantom touch. Reality follows Luciano, a fishmonger running a pescetaria in the […]

My Brother the Devil

My Brother the Devil

| March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

My Brother The Devil is a story about the relationship between two brothers of Egyptian decent set on the tough and ethnically diverse streets of Hackney in London.  Rashid (James Floyd) is the older of the two (probably just out of high school) and runs with a gang dealing drugs and performing other lower level tasks.  […]

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