In 1974, renowned American architect Louis Kahn was found dead in Penn Station, bankrupt and alone, a heart attack victim at 73. At his funeral, it was discovered that along with his wife and daughter, he had sired two other children with two other women - and kept all three families going at the same time, while working himself to… read more!
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Werner Herzog, the acclaimed director of several notorious German films during the '70s, takes a documentary look back at his truly love-hate relationship with the late actor Klaus Kinski, who starred in Herzog's best-known films, Aguirre, the Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo, and Nosferatu. Through archival behind-the-scenes footage, as well as clips from the films themselves, Herzog (who re-dubs his own… read more!
Legendary Hong Kong director Wong Kar Wai has been taking a drubbing by critics over this, his first English-language feature. I won't be so hard on My Blueberry Nights, though by no means did I find it a great film. Wallowing in Wong's trademark themes of loneliness and romantic obsession, the film is more or less divided into three stories, with itinerant waitress… read more!
If you like animated films, but you don't need to see any fluidity or "the illusion of life" in the animation itself, then I've got the movie for you. Cartoonist Dash Shaw's feature debut is nothing if not droll. The title is literal: the story concerns a high school built on an earthquake fault next to the sea. When an ill-advised auditorium… read more!
In 2004, the art world was abuzz with a new sensation: a four-year-old girl in upstate New York named Marla Olmstead whose abstract paintings were so sophisticated that many felt that a prodigy had just been discovered. Many others saw her work as proof of the "scam" of adult abstract painting (hence the film's title). Then, later, after her paintings… read more!
Minor British slice of life drama, set in a dead-end Yorkshire town, where a romance blossoms between lonely local teenager Mona (Nathalie Press) and a posh, flaky girl named Tamsin (Emily Blunt) who is in town for the summer. Add to the mix Mona's ex-con brother Phil (Paddy Considine from In America), who's just found Jesus. Not much of a… read more!
Three estranged former childhood friends in working-class Massachusetts find themselves drawn back together by a murder: Jimmy (Sean Penn) is the father of a 19-year-old girl found brutally slain one night; Sean (Kevin Bacon) is the cop investigating the case; Dave (Tim Robbins) is the haunted loser who might have committed the crime. While the story busies itself rather too… read more!