RESULTS

Cinema is an expensive art. Cinema costs time, energy and, most notably, money. This is even truer for the independent filmmaker, who lacks studio backing and must search outside the system for contributions. Most of the time, that money is needed to create, sometimes it is needed simply to live. This is what likely forms the background of writer/director Andrew Bujalski’s latest effort, Results. The story is not about filmmakers, but working professionals: a gym owner, Trevor (Guy Pearce), his top trainer, Kat (Cobie Smulders) and her wealthy client, Danny (Kevin Corrigan). Danny has recently inherited millions of dollars — … Continue reading RESULTS

Movie Beat – 05.30.14

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhass – Michael Kohlhass (Mads Mikkelsen) was just another family man, a horse trader and a loyal citizen. Then they stole his horses and murdered his wife, now he has nothing to live for. Nothing, except for his revenge. A classic tale of retribution painted across the wide-open landscape of 16th Century France. Mélusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot, David Kross, Bruno Ganz and Denis Lavant co-star in a script written by Christelle Berthevas and Arnaud des Pallières with des Pallières directing as well. In limited release from Music Box Films.   Filth – Bruce … Continue reading Movie Beat – 05.30.14

Movie Beat – 01.11.13

The biggest movie news of the week are the Oscar nominations, but just because there are a bunch of movies from last year that you need to catch up on, doesn’t mean that there is some fresh fun out there today. Take a look and judge for yourself. $ellebrity – Kevin Mazur, who has made his living as a rock n’ roll photographer, puts together a collection of interviews, clips, and Cinema Verité style footage into a documentary about fame, celebrity, and most importantly, the voracity at which the public consumes it. This isn’t a documentary that provides an answer to the problem, because … Continue reading Movie Beat – 01.11.13