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Antichrist
Lars von Trier lives to affront again. Chaos, indeed, reigns.
"...wake of a deep depression. His film speaks the language of madness with astonishing fluency. Dreamlike and possessed of..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Brief Interviews With Hideous Men
John Krasinski makes his directorial debut with this screen adaptation of David Foster Wallace's stories.
"...he tightens the interviews and defangs some of the language – and in that tinkering, he loses the spirit..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Room To Read Fundraiser Tonight
Proceeds go to promote education scholarships for girls, local language children’s books, and library construction in India
"...Proceeds go to promote education scholarships for girls, local language children’s books, and library construction in India...."

Oct. 15, 2009 Books Post by Ashley Moreno

Revanche
Austria’s nominee last year for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is a taut yet unpredictable psychological thriller that deserves wide appreciation outside its homeland.
"...film, Austria’s nominee last year for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, is a taut yet unpredictable psychological thriller..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Departures
This Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language Film is a gentle and comedically nuanced exercise in mourning from Japan.
"...a tad, when the 2008 Academy Award for Foreign Language Film went to this as-yet-unseen Japanese film instead of..."

Aug. 28, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Time Traveler's Wife
This romance is based on a popular novel in which the comings and goings of a time traveler wreak havoc on his marriage.
"...Along with the usual business about adult themes, mild language, and light nudity (see: the oft-exposed derriere of lead..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Fine Arts Frenzy
House Public Ed chair Eissler allays fears over cuts to high school enrichment courses
"...plus two and eight (four years each of English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies, plus two years..."

April 29, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Class
There's no climactic rendering of "To Sir With Love" in this French classroom drama, just pedagogy in action, exquisitely observed.
"...at Cannes, depicts a full school year in a French-language class in a Parisian junior high school in which..."

March 6, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Creationist Activist Goes Into Lion's Den
Saenz to speak at Yarborough Library
"...make his case for keeping the "strengths and weaknesses" language in the state's science teaching curriculum, wording that has..."

Feb. 27, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Billu Barber
New Bollywood film.
"...Sudama. It is a reimagining of the hugely successful Malayalam-language film from 2007 Kadha Parayumbol...."

Feb. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ghajini
"...Pradeep Rawat. Not reviewed at press time. This new Hindi-language film is a remake of a 2005 Tamil film,..."

Dec. 25, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Igor
Pixar this animated outing isn't, but neither is it Mary Shelley's VeggieTales.
"...PG-rated (for "thematic elements, scary images, action, and mild language") comedy is considerably less likely to incite ADD episodes..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Kuselan
In this Indian remake of the Malayalam hit Kadha Parayumbol, a film star gives an assist to an old acquaintance.
"...The film is being simultaneously released in Tamil- and Telugu-language versions...."

Aug. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mongol
Kazakhstan's Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film is an epic drama about the early years of Genghis Khan.
"...Ba Sen. As Kazakhstan's Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film, Mongol is obviously that broken, beleaguered, and belittled..."

June 20, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Redbelt
Although David Mamet's new film, which is set in the mixed-martial arts fight world, contains all the storyteller's familiar motifs, Redbelt may also represent his most commercial venture yet.
"...storytelling for the filmmaker. Certainly less profane in its language than many a Mamet outing, Redbelt is also more..."

May 9, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

My Blueberry Nights
Filmmaker Wong Kar-wai's English-language debut stars the singer Norah Jones in her acting debut, but instead of exuding newness this sensuous film has an also-ran feel.
"...– croons in the opening and closing of Wong's English-language debut. Indeed, the stories told within – of heartbreak..."

April 25, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Smart People
Smart people, dumb choices: It's true for both the characters and the filmmakers in this acerbic comedy that stars Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Thomas Haden Church, and Ellen Page.
"...make a distinctive, if not entirely successful debut. Poirier's language is often delicious, highlighted by barbs and dialogue that..."

April 11, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Water
Don't come to this movie expecting a doom-and-gloom forecast about ecological catastrophe. It's instead an encounter with "voodoo chemistry" that aims to show why we all should start imbibing "structurized water."
"...coincidental. Intention Media Inc., the American distributor of this English-language version of Water, is headed by Betsy Chasse and..."

March 21, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Band's Visit
A lost band of Egyptian musicians from a police orchestra find refuge with some Israeli townspeople.
"...and human detachment, two issues that transcend borders and language barriers. The orchestra’s leader, Tawfiq (Gabai), is a man..."

March 7, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Things We Lost in the Fire
This film starring Halle Berry and Benicio Del Toro is an impeccably constructed and perfectly paced drama of domestic and internal volatility.
"...Things We Lost in the Fire is Bier’s first English-language film and her follow-up to the Oscar-nominated After the..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Lady Chatterley
This new French version of the D.H. Lawrence story is tastefully presented but not nearly as scandalous and coarse as the published novel.
"...and female frontal nudity, none of the novel's profane language is present here, and the film seems to pay..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gypsy Caravan
Billed as the “Gypsy Caravan,” five bands travel across America making music from across the Romani diaspora.
"...some reclaim and some reject – still share a language and culture but are settled all over the world...."

Aug. 10, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Lucky You
This romantic drama is set against a Las Vegas background and stars Eric Bana and Drew Barrymore, but it rolls snake eyes all the way.
"...man to be, as she speaks the arcane poker-as-metaphor-for-life language even more fluently than Cheever does. When she finally..."

May 11, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Italian
An Italian couple’s decision to adopt a Russian boy creates a troubling situation for young Vanya, who doesn't want to leave the country without meeting his birth mother.
"...entry in last year’s competition for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Often as bleak in its perspective as..."

March 16, 2007 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Cave of the Yellow Dog
Shot on location in Mongolia with a real nomad family, The Cave of the Yellow Dog blurs the line between documentary and fiction and, in doing so, creates its own singular dramatic language.
"...and, in doing so, creates its own singular dramatic language. The story’s as slight as can be: A young..."

Dec. 29, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Apocalypto
The ever-astonishing filmmaker Mel Gibson continues his (probably unintentional) study of the mortification of the flesh through the ages.
"...the expense of its accomplishments in the sciences, written language, and city-building, is rife with assaults on the body..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Edmond
William H. Macy stars in this film penned by David Mamet about one man's long night's journey of the soul.
"...neon lighting and gutter-mouthed bigots and con men, whose language reeks of taboo racial slurs, misogynistic thinking, and misanthropic..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Omkara
Shakespeare's Othello is reimagined for the Indian audience in this Hindi-language film.
"...Othello is reimagined for the Indian audience in this Hindi-language film. The director also filmed Maqbool in 2003, his..."

July 28, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Being Cyrus
This atypical Bollywood film is an English-language mystery drama that has no song-and-dance numbers and is a brief, 90-minutes long.
"...formulas. It's a mystery drama recorded in the English language. It has no song-and dance numbers, and at 90..."

April 21, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Room
Room wears the skin of a psychological thriller, but plays out as something far darker, weirder, and more distancing. The film was invited to Cannes and earned Independent Spirit Award nominations for its Austin artists, Kyle Henry and Cyndi Williams.
"...nearly every frame and communicating largely through her body language (watch her walk – it’s a revelation), Williams delivers..."

April 7, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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