2001-2010

M. Blash – Lying (2006)

Quote:
A long weekend brings four women together in the countryside. Virtual strangers, the women are forced to navigate the depths of social interaction. On the surface all seems placid. But the atmosphere of calm is a facade. Read More »

Ron Mann – Go Further (2003)

GO FURTHER is a documentary that charts the progress of an environmental activism bus tour from Seattle to Santa Barbara, led by actor Woody Harrelson. In a biofuel bus burning hempseed oil as gas, painted with scenic and symbolic murals depicting the tour’s goals, Harrelson and his crew of eclectic environmentalists–a yoga instructor, a raw foods chef, an organic living neophyte–set out to educate people about Simple Organic Living (SOL), calling their trek the SOL Tour. While some of the SOL Tour’s participants ride in the bus, others bike alongside it. Read More »

Tarek Ehlail – Chaostage (2009)

Germany during a normal summer weekend. Punks, Skins and autonomous groups – in case they meet each other this will end up in chaos – this happens during the Chaostage (chaos days). The movie tells a story which could happen every time anywhere. The right mixture of beer, sun music and a feeling of violence will become an explosive mixture. Read More »

William Friedkin – Bug (2006)

Synopsis:
Having escaped her abusive ex-husband Goss (Harry Connick Jr.), recently released from state prison, Agnes (Ashley Judd), a lonely waitress with a tragic past moves into a sleazy, run-down motel and her lesbian co-worker R.C (Lynn Collins) introduces her to Gulf War veteran Peter (Michael Shannon), a peculiar, paranoiac drifter and they begin a tentative romance. However, things don’t always seem as they appear and Agnes is about to experience a claustrophobic nightmare reality as the bugs begin to arrive… Read More »

Alberto Rodríguez – After (2009)

“After” plot starts one summer night, when three old friends meet after a long time. The three of them get inside a night spiral which brings them back to adolescence and that serves as the only way to breaking free from their ghosts. Read More »

Various – Chacun son cinema aka To Each His Cinema (2007)

A collective film of 33 shorts

Review:
The specter of the death of cinema and the communal movie experience hangs like an ironic shroud over “To Each His Own Cinema,” a mostly engaging compilation of 33 three-minute films made by leading international auteurs on the occasion of the Cannes Film Festival’s 60th birthday. Venture was conceived and produced by fest prexy Gilles Jacob as a way to celebrate the cinema rather than Cannes per se, and the directors were asked only to express “their state of mind of the moment as inspired by the motion picture theater.” Collection was televised throughout France on Canal Plus simultaneously with its Cannes preem and will be released on DVD in Gaul on May 25. Read More »

Mathieu Demy – Americano (2011)

A man who returns to Los Angeles to wrap up his mother’s estate sets out in search of the mysterious woman named in her will. Read More »