Given that he’s best known in the media for having a fatwa against him [a price on his head] , readers of this review may not realize that Salman Rushdie is a very funny writer. Actually, that’s why he does have a fatwa against him – because his famous book The Satanic Verses is to Islam what Monty Python’s film The Life of Brian is to Christianity.
This film really gives a great behind the scenes look at the pop making process and is believed to be loosely inspired by the life of Carole King
Directed by: Allison Anders
Cast: Illeana Douglas, John Turturro, Matt Dillion, Eric Stolz, Bridget Fonda, Chris Isaak
The film is superbly acted by the two leads which is crucial for the film’s success as 95% of the movie is just two of them on screen.
This film was amazing. No One Killed Jessica is touching and it has real meaning.
The closest North American peer that comes to mind would be Milk (which I also recommend checking out).
By focusing on the case of the murder of Jessica Lall, it tells an important story of the corruption and hypocrisy of the courts in India but speaks to each legal system in the world.
This film can not just simply disappear from your memory but will linger for a long time to come.
Honey Pupu is a truly remarkable feature which was a delight to watch. Winning four Taipei Film Awards in cinematography, soundtrack, as well as acting (lead actress) and direction, while viewing it you can see how each of these aspects truly are deserving.
The VIFF program describes “ELENA” as a “highly unsettling thriller” but it’s not a thriller in the conventional sense.
This film is a darkly lyrical comment, both philosophical and ruthless, on the lengths a woman would go to help her own flesh-and-blood, even when she knows her son is a good-for-nothing lazy oaf, who is unemployed and keeps impregnating his wife and breeding a pack of good-for-nothings like himself. Therein lies the irony and the humanity in this subtlely intense film.
Werner Herzog is not your typical filmmaker.
Morgan Spurlock sells out in his latest documentary "POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold"
What do Ralph Nader, Noam Chomsky, and Brett Ratner all have in common? They are some of the high-profile interview subjects in Morgan Spurlock’s new documentary “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold”. What do Mane & Tail, Sheetz, and Amy’s Pizza have to do with the film? They are the sponsors of it.
Coming-of-age with the Queen of Country. Endeavours host and CJSF reviewer Dan McPeake takes a gander at Canadian director Tara Johns' first feature ...
There's something sweet to be said on the charm of indie cinema and its intimate, often offbeat depictions of family life like the one in The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom.
Why does Endevour's host Dan McPeake give "I Am Still Here" a B+ Grade? Check out what he has to say about this upcoming film. Set to hit Vancouver October 1st, 2010.
Joaquin Phoenix is a genius, while also somewhat insane. I’m Still Here, purports to be a documentary about Phoenix attempting to be a rapper. Turns out the film is more of an expose on chain-smoking, getting stoned, and snorting coke with Che Guevara.