Movie Beat – 11.08.13

The Armstrong Lie – “Sure I cheated. BUT, I didn’t cheat that one time, and I want credit for it.” Seems like a silly argument to take, but Lance Armstrong was a cheater, what else would you expect? In 2009, director Alex Gibney and producer Frank Marshall set out to make a documentary about Lance Armstrong, the man who overcame testicular cancer and became the poster boy of cycling. Over the course of the lionization of Armstrong, the truth came out, and boy did the subject change course. Documentary out in limited release from Sony Pictures Classics.   At Berkeley … Continue reading Movie Beat – 11.08.13

Movie Beat – 09.13.13

And While We Were Here – A young bride is on vacation in Italy. While her husband is busy preparing for a concert, she tours the city and bumps into a young traveler. It should be no surprise that the husband works too much and doesn’t pay her enough attention, that the young traveler fawns over her with honesty that she has never seen before, that she is torn between two possible lives… We’ve seen this movie a hundred times, read this book a thousand times, heard this story more times than we can count. This is not a case … Continue reading Movie Beat – 09.13.13