Rendez-Vous, Part Une: 3 Cœurs

Well, my "Rendezvous with French Cinema, 2015" is now over and done. So for the next few days, I will… [more]

Rendez-Vous, Part Une: 3 Cœurs Rendez-Vous, Part Une: 3 Cœurs

Sundance 2015 Review: Coming of Age Stories

For my last double-bill recap for Sundance 2015 (one more singular review tomorrow), I would like to… [more]

Sundance 2015 Review: Coming of Age Stories Sundance 2015 Review: Coming of Age Stories

Sundance 2015 Review: Coming of Age Stories

For my last double-bill recap for Sundance 2015 (one more singular review tomorrow), I would like to… [more]

Sundance 2015 Review: Coming of Age Stories Sundance 2015 Review: Coming of Age Stories

Rendez-Vous, Part Une: 3 Cœurs

Well, my "Rendezvous with French Cinema, 2015" is now over and done. So for the next few days, I will… [more]

Rendez-Vous, Part Une: 3 Cœurs Rendez-Vous, Part Une: 3 Cœurs

Sundance 2015 Review: I am Michael

To say that I am Michael is entering somewhat controversial and polarizing waters given its subject –… [more]

Sundance 2015 Review: I am Michael Sundance 2015 Review: I am Michael

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Rendez-Vous, Part Une: 3 Cœurs

Well, my "Rendezvous with French Cinema, 2015" is now over and done. So for the next few days, I will be regaling you all with a few reviews of the films I saw (unfortunately, time constraints prevented me from attending any panels or Q&As. Let's start things off with the opening night … [Read More...]

March 2015 - Calendar

Merry Month of March

Sure, every month here at i luv cinema is merry. But March 2015 is jam-packed; here is a preview of what is to come. Rendez-Vous with French Cinema (March 6-15) - a co-curated event between the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Unifrance Films, Rendez-vous is celebrating its 20th year of … [Read More...]

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Girlhood (2014): Growing Up is Hard to Do

As Girlhood opens, we see Marieme (Karidja Touré) - she seems like your typical teenager. Almost immediately, this image is shattered - as we see her walking home to her housing development. Once we enter her house, it is clear that all not all is right. So with a turbulent home life and less … [Read More...]

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Sundance 2015 Review: I am Michael

To say that I am Michael is entering somewhat controversial and polarizing waters given its subject – the story of Michael Glatze, once an ardent gay rights activist, who shocked all of those around him when he declares himself no longer homosexual and becomes an anti-gay Christian pastor. The … [Read More...]

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Sundance 2015 Review: Coming of Age Stories

For my last double-bill recap for Sundance 2015 (one more singular review tomorrow), I would like to focus on a couple of dramas about young women, coming of age in two separate time periods: 1950s post-war Brooklyn, New York and 1970's swinging San Francisco. These also have the honor of being a … [Read More...]

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Sundance 2015 Review: Portraits of Artists

Happy Friday all! Thank the cinematic gods, but my Sundance reviews are finally winding down. Today, I am featuring a couple of artist-related biographies I had the pleasure of watching last month. Unlike some of the narrative features I have covered, these docs are soon to be available to a wide … [Read More...]

Film Title: Fifty Shades of Grey

So Yeah, I Saw 50 Shades of Grey

Plenty of thoughts swirled through my fatigued brain in the lead up to the release of 50 Shades of Grey. First, full disclosure - I read ALL THREE books, of which the first is the basis for the film released last weekend. The experience can be best described as incrementally less … [Read More...]

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Sundance 2015 Review: A Gerwig 2-fer

Yeah - I am cheating by mashing these two films together. Because quite frankly, they are very different in tone, location and theme. The only thing in common among these pieces is they both feature the talents of one Greta Gerwig. So, without further ado, here are my thoughts and impressions of … [Read More...]

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Sundance 2015 Review: Fresh Dressed (2014)

Fresh Dressed (written and directed by Sacha Jenkins) is a documentary about the history and business of hip-hop fashion. The film starts by tracing African American cultural fashion from the turn of the 19th century (principally post-emancipation) through the 1970s and to the streets of the … [Read More...]

Red Hook Summer Q&A at The Eccles Theatre

The Sundance Baker’s Dozen

Here, in no particular order, are the films I will be discussing over the next couple of weeks in my recap of the 2015 edition of the Sundance Film Festival: Sleeping With Other People Fresh Dressed What Happened, Miss Simone? Brooklyn Z for Zachariah * Slow West * Listen to Me … [Read More...]

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Sundance 2015: A Preview

    My goodness me. No sooner are we looking back at the year that was Cinema: 2014 Edition, that we are looking ahead with curiosity of what is on offer in this current, but still very young year. This of course means that it is time to finish packing up my winter gear and … [Read More...]