Synecdoche, New York

    Written & directed by Charlie Kaufman Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Samantha Morton, Michelle Williams, Catherine Keener, Diane Weist, Emily Watson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Hope Davis and Tom Noonan Synecdoche, New York is the latest film written by genius screenwriter, Charlie Kaufman. However, thanks to Spike Jonze (who collaborated with Kaufman on Adaptation and […]

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Written by Kevin Smith Directed by Kevin Smith Starring Seth Rogen, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Robinson, Jason Mewes, Jeff Anderson The main goal of a movie like Zack and Miri Make A Porno is to make you laugh. In that regard, the film is a wonderful success. If the second goal is to contain some heart […]

Rachel Getting Married

Written by Jenny Lumet Directed by Jonathan Demme Starring Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Bill Irwin, Debra Winger, Tunde Adebimpe and Mather Zickel Rachel Getting Married is one of my favourite films of the year. It’s a completely original, unique experience I’ll never forget and one that I’ll always treasure. First off there’s the plot which […]

Sugar

Written by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck Directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck Starring Algenis Perez Soto Sugar is the story of a Dominican teenager working towards his goal of becoming a professional pitcher in Major League Baseball. Miguel Santos, or “Sugar”, is eventually recruited to the US minor leagues, and we get to […]

Religulous

Written by Bill Maher Directed by Larry Charles Starring Bill Maher “Religion is detrimental to the progress of mankind”. This is the thesis Bill Maher uses to introduce his film, Religulous, directed by Larry Charles (Borat). I wish it wasn’t so simple, but if you agree with his statement, this is your movie, if you […]

Blindness

Written by Don McKellar Directed by Fernando Meirelles Starring Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Gael Garcia Bernal, Alice Braga & Danny Glover In Fernando Meirelles’s latest film, a city is struck by an epidemic of blindness. Those afflicted with the “white sickness”, named such because it is a white blindness as opposed to the traditional darkness, […]

Ballast

Written & Directed by Lance Hammer Starring Micheal J. Smith, JimMyron Ross & Tarra Riggs Ballast is the story of how the suicide of one man effects his twin brother, ex-wife and son. The film begins with an exquisite shot of a young black male running in a field as a massive flock of birds […]

Il Divo

Written & Directed by Paulo Sorrentino Starring Tony Servillo, Anna Bonaiuto, Piera Degli Esposti and Giulio Bosetti Il Divo is the story of Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti’s last couple years in office. He served as such from 72-73, 76-79, and 89-92. This film is so rich in politics and information, that one would assume […]

Momma’s Man

Written & Directed by Azazel Jacobs Starring Mike Boren, Flo Jacobs & Ken Jacobs Momma’s Man is the story of middle aged man, Mike, who abandons his wife and baby in California, to return to the apartment he grew up in with his parents in New York. His parents are pleasantly surprised to see their […]

Burn After Reading

Here is yet another great movie to be added to the Coen’s already overwhelmingly impressive filmography. Like how The Big Lebowski came right after Fargo, Burn After Reading follows the Oscar-winning No Country For Old Men, and it provides the reminder that the Coens can do the serious thriller thing, and impress everyone, but still […]