Saturday, June 30, 2007


"SICKO is socko" Time Magazine
Following on the heels of his controversial, award-winning features Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine, director Michael Moore sets out to investigate the American health care system, and the 45 million Americans who have no health care despite living in the richest country on earth. Sticking to his tried-and-true one-man approach, Moore sheds light on the complicated medical affairs of individuals and local communities alike, giving us "a movie of robust mind and heart.


Eighty-year-old Jimmy Mirikitani survived the trauma of WWII internment camps, Hiroshima, and homelessness by creating art. But when 9/11 threatens his life on the New York City streets and a local filmmaker brings him to her home, the two embark on a journey to confront Jimmy's painful past.

Winner of Audience Award at Tribeca Film Festival

Sunday, June 24, 2007


Mariane Pearl was posted to Karachi, Pakistan along with her Wall Street Journal reporter husband Daniel. In 2002, the Pearls were literally one day away from leaving Karachi when Daniel had one last interview to conduct -- a tentative meeting with an elusive subject. He left as his wife was preparing a farewell dinner with their friends in the area. He never returned. It's hard to imagine anyone who doesn't know how this story ends -- Pearl was executed, as captured on a notorious videotape, weeks after his abduction -- and that pall of certainty hangs over all of the character's efforts and struggles.


Nearly 20 years after his initial request, filmmaker Philip Gröning was granted permission by the General Prior of the Grande Chartreuse monastery, located high in the French Alps, to document the day-to-day routines of the reclusive Carthusian Order of Monks, a centuries-old Roman Catholic brotherhood of whom next to no aural or visual documentation exists.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


You'll love this "inspired comedy-drama about artistic temperament" (Baltimore Sun). Waitress is a movie that'll have you smiling and making a beeline for the next bakery.


Julie Christie is "hauntingly, heartbreakingly good" (Newsweek) in this poignant story of a woman who seeks to rise above an Alzheimer's disease decline


"X" (Derek Magyar) is a wildly successful male escort. After 10 years of sex-for-pay, he becomes romantically entangled with his two roommates (Jonathon Trent, Darryl Stephens) and with Gregory (Patrick Bauchau), a reclusive elderly client.

Friday, June 8, 2007


One hesitates to invoke the name of the Swedish master Ingmar Bergman, but the team of Anders Thomas Jensen (writer) and Susanne Bier (director) bring the same Scandanavian sensibility to the screen.


Ever wonder how your daughter or granddaughter might fare as an Army draftee?

Rebellious and outgoing Smadar can't stand types like Mirit. Mirit, introverted and frightened, keeps away from the likes of Smadar. But the two are thrown together as they are assigned to a patrol in Jerusalem as part of their compulsory military service in the Israeli army.


The living master of French farce, writer/director Francis Veber (La Cage Aux Folles, The Closet, The Dinner Game), combines classic elements of hilarious slapstick with quick-witted dialogue in his new comedy.


The action-packed new comedy from the makers of Shaun of the Dead stars co-writer Simon Pegg as Nicholas Angel, the finest cop London has to offer. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad.