Film Topics

Killers

Jan 28, 2015

Killers

by

Directors: Timo Tjahjanto, Kimo Stamboel Language: Japanese, Indonesian, English (subtitles in English) Cross-border cooperation takes on a bizarre new twist in this Indonesian thriller starring Kazuki Kitamura as a slick businessman turned sick serial killer. His online snuff videos attract the attention of an ...

Thermae Romae 2

Jan 14, 2015

Thermae Romae 2

by

Director: Hideki Takeuchi Language: Japanese (subtitled in English) The sequel to the hit 2012 time-traveling comedy “Thermae Romae” again features bathhouse architect Lucius Modestus (Hiroshi Abe) from ancient Rome, who finds fresh inspiration in the mysterious Land of the Flat-Faced Slaves (i.e., present-day Japan). ...

The Love Punch

Jan 14, 2015

The Love Punch

by

Director: Joel Hopkins Language: English Released just over a month ago, “The Love Punch” has already gone from theater to DVD shelves. Still, this is a good movie and it confirms that veteran British performers are always a pleasure to watch. Pierce Brosnan is ...

Third Person

Jan 14, 2015

Third Person

by

Director: Paul Haggis Language: English, Italian Paul Haggis’ “Third Person” intercuts between connected stories. There’s an alcoholic novelist (Liam Neeson) and his tempestuous younger lover (Olivia Wilde), a gullible American businessmen and the beautiful gypsy who may be conning him, among others. The tales ...

Yamamoto Isoroku (Isoroku)

Jan 7, 2015

Yamamoto Isoroku (Isoroku)

by

Director: Izuru Narushima Language: Japanese (subtitled in English) Izuru Narushima’s well-crafted drama about the admiral who was the architect of the Pearl Harbor attack, has the look of a flag-waving Japanese war film — Yamamoto’s success meant he was revered as a war hero. ...

Scandal: Season 2

Jan 7, 2015

Scandal: Season 2

by

Language: English “Scandal” isn’t a wildly popular show in the U.S. but it’s still pretty good, basically because it stars the always reliable, kick-ass and savvy Kerry Washington as an ex-White House communications officer turned CEO of a crisis management firm. This is your ...

Some Velvet Morning (Labyrinth)

Jan 7, 2015

Some Velvet Morning (Labyrinth)

by

Director: Neil LaBute Language: English Director Neil Labute returns to the misanthropic, edgy territory of the 1990s films that made his rep such as “In the Company of Men.” Stanley Tucci — playing the lead for a change — stars as a slightly desperate ...