Archive for July, 2009

Milk (2008)


The film opens with Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) speaking into a microphone and recorder, possibly the middle of the night,  documenting his story in fear of assassination, sitting nervously in an empty kitchen. His hair is wiry red and combed over, his legs crossed, his shoulders taught and face tensed. Thus we are introduced to […]

Dreams (1990)


Akira Kurosawa’s 1990 Dreams is an escape into the director’s memories and dreams, a personal journey of a legendary director near the sunset of his brilliant career. The film is comprised of eight dream segments. The first two episodes have a boy playing the main character, possibly representing a young Akira. Immediately the visuals and […]

Bruno (2009)


Sacha Baron Cohen has done it again. His new film blows the door off conventional comedy and raises the bar to a different level from his previous triumph “Borat.” Bruno is another created alter ego, a high fashion Austrian, celebrity obsessed queer reporter that smashes every stereotype imaginable on his way  to self discovery and […]

Agnes Varda’s 1961 French New Wave film is a visual feast of Paris, taking us through the streets, cafes, studios and parks that the city has to offer. Cleo (Corinne Marchand) , on the verge of pop stardom as a singer, is our guide on this journey, as she anxiously awaits from her doctor if […]

Michael Mann makes some great films.  I loved Heat and grew up on Miami Vice. Well, with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale as his lead actors based around John Dillinger’s rise and fall, I was intrigued. The first thing that impressed me the most, was the look and sound of the film. It’s fantastic. The […]