Dec 11 2015


One of the most beautiful and intriguing films of the year comes from Italian writer/director Paolo Sorrentino in his second English language feature “Youth”, which aside from showcasing the talents of Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel and (briefly) Jane Fonda, features exquisite cinematography from Sorrentino’s go-to Luca Bigazzi. Visually, the film recalls Ruben Östlund’s “Force Majeure” and even Wes Anderson’s […]
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Jul 24 2014

Le Chef

Sometimes, it’s nice to a have a giddy, perfectly pleasant surprise of a movie, and Le Chef (originally titled Comme un Chef) by Daniel Cohen is exactly that. Some of the thematic material (and one character in particular) reminds me a lot of the Disney/Pixar film Ratatouille, which I also appreciated immensely. This is a […]
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Apr 29 2014

Brick Mansions

As with so many remakes these days, “Brick Mansions” is a watered down version of the original, lacking much of the frenetic drive and finesse that made 2004’s “District B13” so exciting to watch. While it’s by no means a terrible time at the cinema, at least as far as thinly-plotted action flicks go, it […]
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