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Sake-Bomb

Sep 3, 2014

Sake-Bomb

by Mark Schilling

Director: Junya Sakino Language: English, Japanese (subtitled in English) In Junya Sakino’s road movie “Sake-Bomb,” the excellent Gaku Hamada stars as an unworldly successor to a sake brewery who travels to Los Angeles to seek out an old flame, with his sarcastic, fast-talking American ...

Eat Pray Love (Tabete, Inotte, Koi wo shite)

Sep 3, 2014

Eat Pray Love (Tabete, Inotte, Koi wo shite)

by Kaori Shoji

Director: Ryan Murphy Language: English, Italian, Portuguese (subtitled in English) Usually I’m wary of movies where privileged first-world women go off on a journey to “find themselves.” This film is based on the best-selling novel by journalist Elizabeth Gilbert, who turned a post-divorce journey ...

A Day With Adrian Sherwood

Sep 3, 2014

A Day With Adrian Sherwood

by Giovanni Fazio

Language: English This short online documentary about London-based producer Adrian Sherwood was made by Soulsound.co.uk. Sherwood has been a leading figure in dub music since the 1980s and his skills at the mixing desk place him up there with dub wizards King Tubby and ...

Riddick (Riddick: Galaxy Battle)

Aug 27, 2014

Riddick (Riddick: Galaxy Battle)

by Kaori Shoji

Director: David Twohy Language: English Even if you hate Vin Diesel, perhaps there’s a tiny, dark part of you that secretly likes him? Liking Vin Diesel (even a tiny bit) is one of the prerequisites for sitting through the “Riddick” series, since he plays ...

Lone Survivor

Aug 27, 2014

Lone Survivor

by Giovanni Fazio

Director: Peter Berg Language: English Based on the best-selling memoir by former U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, “Lone Survivor” is a depiction of Operation Red Wing, a doomed reconnaissance operation in Afghanistan where a four-man SEAL team was ambushed by a Taliban force about ...

Orphan Black

Aug 20, 2014

Orphan Black

by Giovanni Fazio

Language: English Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is about to catch a train when she sees someone jump in front of it. Her life changes when she notices that the jumper looks exactly like her. Sarah steals the woman’s purse and assumes her life, which leads ...

Almost Human

Aug 13, 2014

Almost Human

by Kaori Shoji

Language: English I have a thing for dudes and a thing for cops, and “Almost Human” combines the two like mint leaves and white rum in a tall glass. Created by J. H. Wyman, “Star Trek” director J.J. Abrams is the executive producer behind ...

Grudge Match

Aug 13, 2014

Grudge Match

by Giovanni Fazio

Director: Peter Segal Language: English “Grudge Match” isn’t a movie, it’s a travesty. Sylvester Stallone’s greatest moment was clearly his performance as an underdog boxer in the Oscar-winning “Rocky” (1976), and a few years later, Robert De Niro took home an Oscar as a ...