Is ignorance a sin? John Sayles ponders that in MEN WITH GUNS.
IN SEARCH OF KUNDUN is a behind the scenes look at the making of Martin Scorseses film about the early life of the Dalai Lama, KUNDUN. In it we learn of Scorseses early fascination with Tibet, which sprang from a cheesy Hollywood flick called STORM OVER TIBET It wasnt the story or the overwrought back lot… Read More »
There was in France a game in which a group of friends would meet for dinner. Each would bring an idiot and the competition, waged without the idiots knowing about it, was to determine who had brought the biggest idiot. Writer/director Francis Veber, who also penned LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, has gifted us with his take… Read More »
The subject matter of this intimate documentary belies its breezy title, a title imposed, of course, by the commissioning editors with an eye towards its marketing potential. Made by Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini, it shows the casual brutality inflicted upon women in a country that views independent females with suspicion and, perhaps, even fear. Mir… Read More »
Someone once said that one murder is a tragedy, a million murders is a statistic. Thats the reason Academy Award-winning documentarian Paul Wagners first feature film, WINDHORSE, about the plight of the Tibetan people under Chinese occupation is so moving. He looks at the effect of that occupation on one family, and, by extension, the entire culture.… Read More »
PI, the film and the number, addresses the deep human longing for order and pattern in the universe. Yes, it posits, there is a pattern, a grand scheme hidden to all but the chosen few, and the result of discovering it is fraught with peril. The story concerns Max, a driven, asocial mathematician who spends his days… Read More »