Category Archives: People

Film Review | Miners Shot Down (2014)

‘I cant believe this. 18 protesting mineworkers shot dead by the sa police yday?’ This is what a good friend of mine posted on her Facebook timeline the day after the massacre at Lonmin platinimum mine in Marikana, South Africa.

Film Review | Miners Shot Down (2014)

‘I cant believe this. 18 protesting mineworkers shot dead by the sa police yday?’ This is what a good friend of mine posted on her Facebook timeline the day after the massacre at Lonmin platinimum mine in Marikana, South Africa.

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Longevity is a rare thing in the motion picture business, but what makes the Coen Brothers 30 year career truly remarkable is the consistent quality of their work. Co-writing, editing, directing and producing nearly all of their films, the Coens

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Longevity is a rare thing in the motion picture business, but what makes the Coen Brothers 30 year career truly remarkable is the consistent quality of their work. Co-writing, editing, directing and producing nearly all of their films, the Coens

Tokyo-Ga (1985)

Wim Wenders fiction hasn’t always hit home with me and some (like MIllion Dollar Hotel) I found rather dull. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect about his film essay on Yasujiro Ozu and Tokyo city, the setting for

Tokyo-Ga (1985)

Wim Wenders fiction hasn’t always hit home with me and some (like MIllion Dollar Hotel) I found rather dull. So I wasn’t quite sure what to expect about his film essay on Yasujiro Ozu and Tokyo city, the setting for

My Oscars: Best and Worst of 2012

Best Debut: Ben Rivers for Two Years at Sea (also my film of the year).   Best Screenplay: Lisa Aschan & Josefine Adolfsson for the intelligent way they handle the angst-ridden introduction of young girls into womanhood in She Monkeys.

My Oscars: Best and Worst of 2012

Best Debut: Ben Rivers for Two Years at Sea (also my film of the year).   Best Screenplay: Lisa Aschan & Josefine Adolfsson for the intelligent way they handle the angst-ridden introduction of young girls into womanhood in She Monkeys.

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom is Wes Anderson’s best, funniest and emotionally most satisfying film to date. All the familiar tropes of Anderson’s work are there – dysfunctional families; jaded, immature father figures; youth wise beyond their years; his unmistakably anachronistic costume and production design;

Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom is Wes Anderson’s best, funniest and emotionally most satisfying film to date. All the familiar tropes of Anderson’s work are there – dysfunctional families; jaded, immature father figures; youth wise beyond their years; his unmistakably anachronistic costume and production design;

Screening of Second Story Man; Review of Women Without Men

Originally posted on dcpfilm:
Second-Story Man finally has its home-opener.  We’ll be screening at the County Theater in Doylestown, PA and the Ambler Theater in Ambler on 5/23 and 5/24, respectively.  I’ll be at both screenings for a Q&A.  Check…

Screening of Second Story Man; Review of Women Without Men

Originally posted on dcpfilm:
Second-Story Man finally has its home-opener.  We’ll be screening at the County Theater in Doylestown, PA and the Ambler Theater in Ambler on 5/23 and 5/24, respectively.  I’ll be at both screenings for a Q&A.  Check…

The Week’s Playlist: 23 – 29 April 2012 (Triumph of the Independent Spirit)

A personal selection of the last week’s cultural highlights, in which the triumph of the independent spirit recurs as a theme. Film: In Search of a Midnight Kiss I’m slowly working my way through key films in the Mumblecore catalogue.

The Week’s Playlist: 23 – 29 April 2012 (Triumph of the Independent Spirit)

A personal selection of the last week’s cultural highlights, in which the triumph of the independent spirit recurs as a theme. Film: In Search of a Midnight Kiss I’m slowly working my way through key films in the Mumblecore catalogue.