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Alan Rudolph has had a long association with Robert Altman, as assistant director on The Long Goodbye, California Split, and Nashville, and as co-writer of Buffalo Bill and the Indians. His film, Welcome to LA, is set in the music industry of Los Angeles. ... After spending three years in London ... Read more
... ... They don't come any blacker, meaner or more deadpan than Todd Solondz' pitch-perfect sophomore feature. Welcome to the Dollhouse. It depicts the physical and psychic humiliations suffered by New lersey 11-year-old, Dawn Wiener (a.k.a 'Wiener Dog'). This unpop­ular middle child serves as ... Read more
A girl and her dog hit the road, in Kelly Reichardt's follow up to her indie favourite Old Joy.Wendy (Michelle Williams, Brokeback Mountain) is on her way to Alaska in her beat up car with her best friend, yellow-haired retriever Lucy, when misfortune waylays her in Oregon, separating her from her ... Read more
A young, seemingly helpless girl is abducted by a gang of four youths. Held hostage in an abandoned, decaying warehouse cellar, her vulnerability is more imagined than real. Systematically, she destroys her captors. ... Read more
Ziad Doueiri's assured debut is a lively coming of age tale, a technically polished, frequently funny and emo­tionally affecling work which was also a Toronto Film Festival award winner. April 13 1975, the first oflicial day of Ihe Lebanese Civil War: the passengers of a Palestinian bus are ... Read more
This student-made Western is the story of a young girl's pioneer hardships on the 1870 Texas Indian frontier. Her childhood innocence is suddenly shattered by tragedy, but th rough fate and self will, she survives a Comanche raid on her family farm. The drama is framed within the contrasts of 1920 ... Read more
The camera catches the colossal power of the giant waves as a board rider catches one on his perilous journey. ... Read more
Nicholas, the son of peasant farmers, lives with his parents and grandparents on a farm. Their lives are in turmoil. Nicholas' father, Mare, has had to destroy his entire herd of cattle due to an outbreak of Mad Cow Disease. Under the strain, he hangs himself. Noel, the patriarch of the clan ... Read more
The title says this is a production of the National Film Board of Mars, and the film shows what Martians, looking at us. might logically guess to be the case — that the auto has inherited the earth. ... Read more
This film explains the United Nations' Declaration of the Rights of the Child, a ten point charter passed in 1959. ... The children discuss their concepts of the problems they face and paint their ideas on the right of a child to stay with its mother, to have adequate housing, freedom of religion ... Read more
"That most American of holidays, Thanksgiving, serves as the focal point for this raptly celebratory look at the modern American family. What's Cooking? interweaves the workings of four diverse Los Angeles households—African-American, Jewish, Latino and Vietnamese—as they make their ... Read more
“When our public institutions fail us in the pursuit of truth and justice, we, the people, will find our own ways to uncover and speak of our history.” - filmmaker Scott Millwood ... In 1972 environmental activist Brenda Hean's light plane disappeared while en route to Canberra, where she ... Read more
What's in the suitcase? A quirky comedy. ... Read more
Reminiscent of Todd Solondz's Welcome To The Dollhouse. Bradford weaves a gripping and transformative story about seven year-old Tess as she confronts her greatest fear. This tale is memorable for its study in sheer schoolyard terror. ... Read more
When I'm 21 is an inspired example of progressive and innovative documentary film making, a complex and poetic exploration of what it's like to be young and homeless on the streets of Glasgow. A palpable, internal tension seeps out of the narrative - interviews with forgotten fatally optimistic ... Read more
This film, which has participated in the Borgama, Venice and Edinburgh Festivals, is about the inquietude of youth in a rural community lacking recreational facilities. ... Luciano cannot understand that his children have to play or that young men need recreation; all his life he has had to work ... Read more
Isn't it remarkable that the essence of Melbourne life fits neatly under the floor of a Holden Kingswood? ... Read more
An offbeat madcap comic romp, the film follows the struggles of two Inner-city blue-eyed modern girls, Clovebox and Cardoor, who need an impossibly large sum of money to get a project off the ground. Their project becomes an unending quest for money, a quest which takes over their lives In the ... Read more
“This movie is the story of the band, but it is also an insight into a moment in time that will never be repeated.” - producer Dick Wolf ... Blessed with unseen footage by the surviving members of The Doors, filmmaker Tom DiCillo (Living in Oblivion) proceeded to make this documentary - the ... Read more
Burgess Meredith narrates a deeply personal, almost spiritual journey through the Chihuahuan Desert in the company of an unseen wise old man. ... Read more
Djayakusuma's Whipfire, an earthy and stirring drama about peasants opposing an exploitative village head, utilises an East Javanese tradition of staging ceremonial whip fights as its central motif: instead of using guns, the film's antagonists use whips and engage in savage whip duels - resulting ... Read more
Clint Eastwood's newest film, which he directs, produces, and stars in, is a compelling, unusual movie. It's not an African adventure epic, nor strictly a movie about the film classic, The African Queen. Instead, Eastwood has crafted a probing semi-fictional investigation of the maverick director ... Read more
“Those who contend the jury is out on global warming aren't sitting in the same courtroom as the makers of The White Planet.” - Variety Recounting the effects of the changing seasons on the environment of the North Pole, Thierry Ragobert and Thierry Piantanida's documentary uses breathtaking ... Read more
She hides in little cracks. She is able to get herself in behind the edges of doors. She can squeeze herself into these maze-like crevices and go in and in, further and further inside so that no-one can find her ... Read more
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