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Snow Cake must have had my name written all over it, because I circled it in the SIFF guide more than once over the course of the festival, and only missed out because I couldn't find a movie buddy. T…
“Dreamcatcher,” the book by Stephen King, derived much of the horror of its alien invasion by letting it be the backdrop to the story of four living, breathing, three-dimensional characters who would …
Wild Flowers is based on seven stories, but the first one is over within five minutes of the beginning. A woman dies in a thunderstorm and is buried. Her small children, with their prayers at her grav…
A filmmaker named "Dude" Schmitz (Mark Borchardt, of American Movie) and his crew (yep, including Mark's buddy Mike Schank) get thrown out of a Britney Spears concert for asking her if her boobs are r…
Last week I confessed that I had no knowledge of Bollywood films or conventions, and thus had difficulty reviewing the self-explanatory Bollywood/Hollywood. This week I have no trouble reviewing the a…
Contrary to the impression you might get from your average American sex "comedy," it is not necessary to add vomit, animal feces, superglue, forest creatures, or anything else to the equation to make …
I can't in good conscience rate The Raspberry Reich any higher than this, because it's a terrible, terrible movie. Then again, it's not really a movie, it's a porno. Not only that, it's a terrorism-th…
Synopsis: This head-turner, which premiered at the 2002 Cannes Film Festival's Director's Fortnight, provides an intriguing counterpoint to today's bland, fantasy-driven version of sex in the cinema, …
At last, I have watched every episode of Planet Earth, the BBC nature documentary that aired on the Discovery Channel. Except "nature documentary" doesn't even begin to describe it, because as the ext…
“Over the last couple of decades, filmmakers have allowed themselves to become a bit embarrassed by science fiction’s philosophical side… We’ve allowed ourselves to be convinced that science fiction s…
The setup goes something like this: Six women live in a mansion with a man named Marcel. There's Gaby, his wife; Catherine, his younger daughter; Augustine, his sister-in-law; Mamy, his mother-in-law;…
Synopsis: Helmed by world-renowned anime directors, The Animatrix is a collection of nine original short films conceived by the Wachowski Brothers, the creators of The Matrix. This spectacularly visua…