Engineering Simplicity: “The Class” Director Laurent Cantet

by Erica Abeel (December 15, 2008) Sometimes the hallmark of a winning film is integrity – in the original sense of the Greek word meaning “integrated” and “whole” – when the film’s original vision seems perfectly to match its...

“He Didn’t Bail, That’s a Little Bit Unfair”:

“The Reader” Director Stephen Daldry by Erica Abeel (December 9, 2008) Though literary works are catnip to filmmakers, it’s always dicey to reinvent one for the screen. Witness “Revolutionary Road,” which will send the unwary viewer...

Life on the Margins: Kelly Reichardt’s “Wendy and Lucy”

by Kristi Mitsuda (December 7, 2008) The Pacific Northwest on display in Kelly Reichardt’s latest film isn’t restorative, as in her lovely last, “Old Joy,” the lust forests of which temporarily heal an ailing friendship; nor is the setting here...

THE WRESTLER

In Select Theaters December 17 A Darren Aronofsky Film "Witness the Resurrection of Mickey Rourke in Darren Aronofsky's Gritty, Deeply Affecting Film." - David Ansen, Newsweek Director Darren Aronofsky presents a powerful portrait of a battered dreamer, who despite...