Saturday, May 19, 2007

THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY

n 1920, Irish workers form guerrilla armies to face the ruthless "Black and Tan" squads being sent from Britain to block Ireland's bid for independence. Directed by Ken Loach (Bread and Roses, Riff-Raff).

"This powerful political saga is not merely a cinematic masterpiece from start to finish but a righteous rallying cry for disenfranchised masses anywhere with nothing left to lose but their chains," says Newsblaze

AVENUE MONTAIGNE

A young woman named Jessica (C├ęcile de France) comes to Paris from the provinces and lands a job waiting tables at a chic bistro on fabled Avenue Montaigne, the city's nexus for art, music, theatre and fashion.

"An absolute must for Francophiles and a great choice for anyone who loves a vibrant ensemble dramedy, Avenue Montaigne is a bustling delight, a slice of Parisian artistic life that will have you dialing Air France the morning after you see it." says FilmCritic.com

Friday, May 11, 2007

THE HOAX

Richard Gere stars in this film about the greatest literary hoax of the century. In 1971, Clifford Irving burst onto the literary scene, claiming to have been granted the right to pen the authorized biography of the famously reclusive icon Howard Hughes. It was all a lie.

OSCAR-NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORTS

The five nominees for Best Animated Short in 2007, plus five more great ones.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

PUCCINI FOR BEGINNERS

A sophisticated screwball sex comedy is a story of chance encounters, psychoanalytic excuses and one woman's struggle to make a commitment.


The Hollywood Reporter calls it “brainy and balmy,” and it’s “a screenplay with the crackle of vintage Woody Allen” adds the New York Times.

BLACK BOOK

Director/co-writer Paul Verhoeven (Hollow Man, Basic Instinct, RoboCop) returns to his native Netherlands for a gripping, epic thriller about the Dutch underground in the fall of 1944.

“It’s hugely enjoyable from start to finish” says the Wall St. Journal.