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So far John Brady Hamilton has created 35 blog entries.

The Overnight

Written and Directed by Patrick Brice
Produced by Naomi Scott
Released by the Orchard
USA. 80 min. Rated R
With Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godrèche
A downright hysterical entry in brothers Jay and Mark Duplass’s production canon, The Overnight constructs a recoiling depiction of thirtysomething frustrations by mixing R-rated hijinks with mortifying ramifications. Directed by Duplass […]

By |June 19th, 2015|Comedy, sex, Top Picks|0 Comments

Far From Men

Written and Directed by David Oelhoffen, based on “The Guest,” a short story by Albert Camus
Produced by Marc du Pontavice and Matthew Gledhill
Released by Tribeca Film
French, Arabic, and Spanish with English subtitles
France. 110 min. Not rated
With Viggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Vincent Martin, and Djemel Barek
Loosely based on a short story by Albert Camus, David Oelhoffen’s […]

By |May 1st, 2015|Book adaptation, French, War|0 Comments

The First Week of Tribeca 2015

In the 13 years since the founding of the Tribeca Film Festival, a handful of films have careened onto the world’s cinematic stage. Let the Right One In, Taxi to the Dark Side, and War Witch are a few of the more identifiable titles, but (relatively) mainstream success has not necessarily been the goal of […]

By |April 16th, 2015|Documentary, Foreign, Tribeca Film Festival|0 Comments

Futuro Beach

Directed by Karim Aïnouz
Produced by Geórgia Costa Araújo and Hank Levine
Written by Aïnouz and Felipe Bragança
Released by Strand Releasing
Brazil. 107 min. Not rated
With Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick, Jesuita Barbosa, and Savio Ygor Ramos
Swathed in gleaming jewel tones and with a soundtrack of the pacifying acoustics of crashing waves, Futuro Beach opens like a travel guide […]

By |February 28th, 2015|GLBT, South American|0 Comments

Eastern Boys

Edited, Written, and Directed by Robin Campillo
Produced by Hugues Charbonneau and Marie-Ange Luciani
Released by First Run Features
French, English, Russian, and Ukrainian with English subtitles
France. 128 min. Not rated
With Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Danil Vorobyev, Edea Darcque, Camila Charnirova, and Beka Markozashvili
In the discreet, subdued, and wholly engrossing Eastern Boys, director Robin Campillo (co-writer of […]

By |February 26th, 2015|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Featured, French, GLBT, Top Picks|0 Comments

Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine

Produced and Directed by Michele Josue
Released by Run Rabbit Run Media
USA. 88 min. Not rated
Through director Michele Josue’s choice to use the casual, familiar moniker of “Matt” in her documentary’s title, she indicates her intent to reveal a personal, untold side of the young man that, for profoundly tragic reasons, we have all come to know […]

By |February 15th, 2015|Documentary, GLBT, Top Picks|0 Comments


Edited, Written, and Directed by Xavier Dolan
Produced by Nancy Grant and Dolan
Released by Roadside Attractions.
French with English subtitles
Canada. 139 min. Rated R
With Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément, Antoine Olivier Pilon, Patrick Huard, Alexandre Goyette, Michèle Lituac, Viviane Pacal and Nathalie Hamel-Roy
In Xavier Dolan’s Cannes’ Jury Prize winner, Mommy, the overarching themes of failure, retribution, forgiveness, […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Canada, Family drama, Top Picks|0 Comments


Directed by Daniel Barnz
Produced by Ben Barnz, Kristin Hahn, Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton
Written by Patrick Tobin, based on his short story
Released by Cinelou Films
USA. 91 min. Rated R
With Jennifer Aniston, Adriana Barraza, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Felicity Huffman, Mamie Gummer, Chris Messina, and William H. Macy
It has been more than 10 years since the […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|Indie, Road Trip|0 Comments

Human Capital

Directed by Paolo Virzì
Produced by Fabrizio Donvito, Marco Cohen, and Benedetto Habib
Written by Francesco Bruni, Francesco Piccolo and Paolo Virzì, freely adapted from the novel by Stephen Amidon
Released by Film Movement
Italian with English subtitles
Italy. 110. Not rated
With Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Valeria Golino, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Fabrizio Gifuni, Matilde Gioli, Guglielmo Pinelli, and Giovanni Anzaldo

Intertwining story […]

By |January 13th, 2015|Book adaptation, Italian, Top Picks|0 Comments