ONE DAY DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

One Day follows the progression of one couple from their first meeting in 1988 through their much-changed lives twenty years later. The film, which is based on the novel by David Nicholls (who also wrote the script), gets along by …

PICASSO AND BRAQUE GO TO THE MOVIES DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies was made for a very specific audience, composed primarily of those in academia. This documentary looks at the influences of early cinema on Cubism, specifically focusing on artists Picasso and Braque. Appropriate for …

A SMALL ACT DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

A Small Act is a glimpse into the Kenyan education system and some of those who are trying to better it. The documentary focuses on Chris Mburu, a Kenyan who went on to study at Harvard and eventually work for …

THE MAID (La Nana) DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

The Maid (La Nana) follows Raquel, a live-in maid who has worked over 20 years for an upper class Chilean family. As it becomes apparent that Raquel can no longer run the house alone, the family decides to bring on …

PRECIOUS DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, is the multifaceted story of an overweight, illiterate Harlem teen pregnant with her second child. The film blends fantasy with reality in order to portray the methods Claireece “Precious” Jones uses to …

BEAUTIFUL LOSERS DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

Beautiful Losers is a documentary about the lives and work of a group of Do-It-Yourself artists. The film also addresses the subcultures these artists sprang from, such as skateboarding, surfing, and graffiti. The film was directed by Aaron Rose, who …

THE COVE DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

A documentary about the inhumane treatment of dolphins near Taiji, Japan, The Cove combines an exciting and illegal mission with an activist’s desire to expose an issue. The film juxtaposes a group of activists’ scheme to document the goings-on of …

THE MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

“The Mysteries of Pittsburgh”, based on the novel by Michael Chabon, is about a college grad’s last summer before plunging into the “real world.” Art Bechstein is a clean-cut, good guy on the path to success. One would never imagine …

THE POKER HOUSE DVD Review

     February 10, 2015

Based on the director’s own experiences, “The Poker House” chronicles a day in the life of three sisters in small-town Iowa. The protagonist is Agnes, who is meant to be first-time director Lori Petty. She is fourteen years old but, …

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