Blue Ruin: 'misguided acts of vengeance'

Feb 11, 2015

Blue Ruin: 'misguided acts of vengeance'

“Blue Ruin” is an indie thriller that plays the “Blood Simple” card pretty hard: Like the Coen brothers’ debut, it tries to make up for what it lacks in budget by providing cool and brutal suspense, with a dose of black humor. It mostly ...

Betty Blue

Feb 11, 2015

Betty Blue

Director: Jean-Jacques Beineix Language: English Director Jean-Jacques Beineix’s films continue to appear on Vimeo, and the latest addition is “Betty Blue,” his 1986 masterpiece of doomed romance. Failed writer Zorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade) embarks on a passionate relationship with wannabe muse Betty (Beatrice Dalle), as ...

Escape from Tomorrow

Feb 4, 2015

Escape from Tomorrow

Director: Randy Moore Language: English A family trip to Disney World turns into a crazed, paranoid waking nightmare? And it’s all shot guerrilla style in the actual Magic Kingdom? Count me in. Average dad Jim (Roy Abramsohn) is on what’s supposed to be the ...

Big Eyes: 'The devil's pact between creativity and marketing'

Jan 28, 2015

Big Eyes: 'The devil's pact between creativity and marketing'

Tim Burton’s “Big Eyes,” a portrait of real-life artists Margaret and Walter Keane, who specialized in creepy but cute paintings of saucer-eyed children and kittens, marks the first time Burton has returned to the real world since “Ed Wood” (1994). Yet while “Big Eyes” ...