Movie Review – Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

As a kid in the 1960s, I remember asking my mom why we didn’t ever have Granny Smith apples in the house. She replied that she refused to buy anything …{read more}

(Movie Review) Come Back Africa: The Films of Lionel Rogosin, Volume ll

Come Back Africa: The Films of Lionel Rogosin, Volume ll

Documentary movies always seem to get short shrift. For too many people there the things people tell them to watch at school so they will learn something. Growing up on …{read more}

Movie Review – Kill Your Darlings

KILL YOUR DARLINGS

Long before Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William S. Burroughs would be celebrated as the poetical and political figureheads of a ‘beat generation,’ there was a murder.

In the new …{read more}

The Beat Spirit Within Llewyn Davis: A Film Rumination

Inside Llewyn Davis poster (detail)

A film about a struggling artist could be many things: arty, pretentious, too ambitious and above all unfocused. For all its many cinematographic achievements and clever performances, the absurdity of …{read more}

Film Review – Broken, starring Tim Roth & Cillian Murphy

Broken movie

There are some books you always remember for the way in which they opened your eyes to the world around you. They might have stripped away your innocence in the …{read more}

Film Review – The Last Song Before The War

Poster - The Last Song Before The War

I can’t remember when I heard about the Festival au Desert, which has been taking place in Northern Mali since 2001, for the first time. I do remember it was …{read more}

BIG SUR Film Preview in Selected Theatres – week of October 14, 2013!

Big Sur Movie Poster

Gathr Films has announced a series of one-day-only showings of Big Sur in indie theatres in selected cities across the USA the week of October 14, 2013. These screenings are …{read more}

Beat Generation film – “Kill Your Darlings” trailer released!

KILL YOUR DARLINGS

Kill Your Darlings dramatizes an actual event that took place in 1944, as the writers who would later be identified with the Beat Generation became embroiled in a murder that …{read more}

Review – Erik Verhaar’s Andalusian Dogging

Andalusian Dogging by Erik Verhaar

Andalusian Dogging by Erik Verhaar, translated by Jonathan Ellis / The Reception Game / 2013 / 17 pages
In Erik Verhaar’s short story, inspired by Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali’s …{read more}

Love That Loves Us: The Two Loves of To the Wonder

To the Wonder

note: Here there be spoilers

By now it is cliche to label a Terrence Malick film a “visual poem,” but in the case of To The Wonder, that is …{read more}