I want to rub this trailer all over me – Dream House

I think I do, anyways. It’s giving off a bit of a The Others/Shutter Island vibe, but I’m hopeful. Those three leads wouldn’t do us wrong, right? Some say that all houses have memories. For one man, his home is the place he would kill to forget. Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts and Rachel Weisz star in Dream House, a suspense thriller about a family that unknowingly moves into a home where grisly murders were committed…only to find... Read More

SFIFF – Interview with the Director of The Whistleblower, Lisa Kondracki

In this photo (L to R): Rachel Weisz, Kathy Bolkovac and Larysa Kondracki Larysa Kondracki’s The Whistleblower was one of the most talked about films about SFIFF 54.  I personally loved the film, read my review here.  It’s a powerful potrait of human-trafficking and government cover ups that took place in Bosnia in the early 2000s.  It’s gritty and compelling, and you should definitely check it out.  Larysa sat down with me to... Read More

The Brothers Bloom

The critical success of Rian Johnson’s Brick gave him a lot of freedom for his second feature film The Brothers Bloom.  Unfortunately, like a lot of other directors, with this new found freedom of better actors, and a higher budget, this writer/director fell into some of the same pitfalls as directors like Guy Ritchie: all style, very little substance.  Johnson himself stated that he based his three main characters on those of Homer’s... Read More

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

This movie blows. I’m embarassed I paid $8.25 to see it. I’m embarassed I invited a good friend, and my brother-in-law. Admittedly, we went for the sole purpose of poking fun, but nevertheless…  I’m embarassed for Brendan Fraiser and Jet Li’s CGI-ed face that morphs into a three headed dragon, and even more embarassed for the yetis representing Jesus taking mortally wounded Fraiser to a pool of magical water where a... Read More

My Blueberry Nights

Released today on DVD is the film, ‘My Blueberry Nights.’ This is the first feature length English-feature film of Chinese director Kar Wai Wong. The film begins by quickly introducing us to Elizabeth (Norah Jones), our quiet, soul-searching protagonist and her cheating boyfriend. Jaded by the city that served as the backdrop of her boyfriend’s betrayal, she leaves on a country-wide journey searching for…well, that’s... Read More