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So far Christopher Bourne has created 40 blog entries.

Upstream Color

Written & Directed by Shane Carruth
Produced by Carruth, Casey Gooden & Ben LeClair
Released by erbp Film
USA.  96 min. Not rated
With Amy Seimetz, Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Thiago Martins, Kathy Carruth & Meredith Burke
Wunderkind Shane Carruth—he writes, directs, stars, produces, edits, photographs, and composes the music for his films—returns from a nine-year absence with his second […]

Film Comment Selects 2013

Film Comment Selects, now in its 13th edition, is a typically eclectic and wide-ranging selection of films chosen by the editors of Film Comment, the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s magazine. Think of it as the rambunctious, unruly younger sibling of the New York Film Festival. With a program encompassing challenging art-house films, genre exercises, […]

By |February 24th, 2013|Action, Festivals, Italian|0 Comments

Caesar Must Die

Written & Directed by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani
Director of the theater scenes & screenplay collaboration by Fabio Cavalli
Produced by Grazia Volpi
Released by Adopt Films
Italian with English subtitles
Italy. 76 min. Not rated
With Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano, Giovanni Arcuri & Antonio Frasca
Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s latest film, a spry, lean, and limber 76-minute feature, is the dictionary […]

By |February 7th, 2013|Crime, Italian|0 Comments

The Taste of Money

Written & Directed by Im Sang-soo
Produced by Lee Nam-hee & Seo Jung-hun
Released by Sundance Selects.
Korean with English subtitles.
South Korea. 114 min. Not rated
With Kim Kang-woo, Baek Yoon-sik, Youn Yuh-jung, Maui Taylor, Darcy Paquet & Kim Hyo-jin
In an early scene in Im Sang-soo’s lurid, arty soap opera The Taste of Money, we are directly informed of […]

By |January 24th, 2013|Asian, DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Melodrama|0 Comments

Dangerous Liaisons

Directed by Jin-ho Hur
Produced by Chen Weiming
Written by Yan Geling
Released by Well Go USA
Mandarin with English subtitles
China/South Korea/Singapore. 104 min. Not rated
With Zhang Ziyi, Jang Dong-gun, Cecilia Cheung, Shawn Dou , Lisa Lu & Candy Wang

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos’ 1782 classic French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, a tale of sexual games among the ancien regime […]

By |December 7th, 2012|Asian, Costume Drama|0 Comments

The Sessions

Directed by Ben Lewin
Produced by Judi Levine, Stephen Nemeth & Lewin
Written by Lewin, based on the article “On Seeing a Sex Surrogate,” by Mark O’Brien
Released by Fox Searchlight Pictures
USA. 95 min. Rated R (What else?)
With John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks & Rhea Perlman
No doubt about it, you’ll be hearing […]

By |October 22nd, 2012|Indie|0 Comments

Holy Motors

Written & Directed by Leos Carax
Produced by Pierre Grise Production, Théo Films, Arte France Cinéma, Pandora Film & WDR-Arte
Released by Indomina Releasing
English & French with English subtitles
France/Germany. 116 min. Not rated
With Denis Lavant, Édith Scob, Kylie Minogue, Eva Mendes & Michel Piccoli
Leos Carax has returned in a big way with Holy Motors, an astonishing, […]

By |October 19th, 2012|French, Top Picks|0 Comments

About Cherry

Directed by Stephen Elliott
Written by Elliott & Lorelei Lee
Produced by Liz Destro & Jordan Kessler
Released by IFC Midnight
USA. 102 min. Not rated
With Ashley Hinshaw, Dev Patel, James Franco, Heather Graham, Lili Taylor, Diane Farr & Jonny Weston
About Cherry, a disappointingly bland and underachieving film about the porn industry, makes a big deal in its publicity […]

By |September 21st, 2012|Drama|1 Comment


Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos
Written by Lanthimos & Efthimis Filippou
Produced by Athina Rachel Tsangari & Lanthimos
Released by Kino Lorber
Greek & English with English subtitles
Greece. 84 min. Not rated
With Aggeliki Papoulia, Aris Servetalis, Johnny Vekris, Ariane Labed, Stavros Psillakis, Efthimis Filippou & Eftihia Stefanidou
Alps, the third feature by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, is very much in the […]

By |August 19th, 2012|Foreign|0 Comments