Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen’s wild embracing of cities that are not New York City works for him very well. With his latest film Midnight in Paris, he has written a love poem to Paris that verges on pornography for francophiles. Or, more specifically, those with a healthy adoration of The City of Love.  Somehow, Allen manages to capture the enchanting city, its art, its je ne sais quoi… in all its glory. Romantic seems to not accurately describe Midnight... Read More

Milk

His name is Gus Van Sant, and he’s here to recruit you.  Van Sant seems to be an auteur of the best kind: doing things only because it pleases him.  Don’t believe this?  Watch Gerry.  While all his movies provide something interesting, his forays into mainstream narratives usually yield the greatest rewards.  Milk falls into this category and will please everyone willing to give it a chance. Milk follows the true life story of Harvey... Read More