Currently Browsing: April 26, 2013

HFFF ’13

Huge thanks to Mary Howard & the High Falls Film Festival Team (Bree, Chris, Kate, Tony, etc, etc) for a fabulous festival… returning the festival to Rochester’s historic commitment to women filmmakers. Susan B. Anthony would be so proud! I went to Rochester on Thurs AM (taking the train from Penn Station for the first […]

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ARTHUR NEWMAN

Unbelievably excruciating film by first time director Dante Ariola based on a screenplay by Becky Johnson. Colin Firth as “Arthur” intends to create a fresh start for himself, but then he picks up damaged girl (Emily Blunt in faux Audrey Hepburn mode) as a traveling companion. Egregious waste of time & talent. Click HERE for FF2 […]

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MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN

Deepa Mehta’s radiant film Midnight’s Children is based on a sprawling novel by Salman Rushdie, and Rushdie (although never seen on screen) contributes the voice-over narration of the main character “Saleem Sinai.” This is a huge historical epic spanning the years from 1917 all the way to 1977, years in which the Asian subcontinent transformed […]

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THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST

Mira Nair’s new film The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a near perfect masterpiece which tries hard to sprint on three legs but ultimately stumbles due to the weakness of its fourth one. The main character is a young Pakistani man named Changez (chahn GEZ) from a socially prominent but cash-poor family. Adored by his parents, Changez […]

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