Thursday, April 21, 2011

What to see this weekend: Water for Elephants

This book was I'm very excited to see the movie this weekend!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Film Review: Potiche

This French farce has everything I've wanted to see in a comedy for quite sometime and haven't. Set in a small town in 1970s France, the film follows Catherine Deneuve who plays the Potiche or trophy wife of a successful backwards minded businessman. Based on the play of the same name, this delightful comedy is beautifully directed by Francois Ozon. The movie also stars Gerard Depardieu (Cyrano de Bergerac and Green Card) and Fabrice Luchini. The film opens in limited theaters on Friday.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

What to see this weekend: Jane Eyre

The newest film adaptation of this classic novel by Charlotte Bronte stars Mia Wasikowska (The Kids Are All Right, Alice in Wonderland) as the titled heroine. I'm a sucker for period pieces and if you are too, you don't want to pass up on this new Focus Features gem. Click here for the official trailer.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

What to see this weekend:Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

Since I'm spoiled and live in a city where even the most obscure of the indie films is screened for the public, I have to recommend this intriguing film set in Thailand about a man who can recall his past lives. Winner of The Spirit Award's Best Foreign Film prize, this is playing all weekend at the Film Forum-209 West Houston.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Woody Allen takes on Paris

It could only be a matter a time of course. Mr. Allen who is famous for his New York City based films, slowly spread his wings and flew across the pond to Europe to tackle on neurosis overseas. With films like Match Point, Vicky Cristina Barcelona and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger he has slowly begun to explore the potential for Americans to have their misadventures abroad. So it seems to be with his next film Midnight in Paris. The film is a romantic comedy about a family traveling to Paris on a business trip. In the family party is a young engaged couple played by Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams. No this is not a follow up to Wedding Crashers- but hopefully it will bring about equal laughs.

Other than an elegant backdrop the film also sports a strong supporting cast, including Marion Cotillard, Adrien Brody and Kathy Bates. Of course Carla Bruni is also in it...since she is the first lady of France, would Woody have it any other way? Interestingly enough this lacks a past muse in the picture, but perhaps he has moved on and has set his sights on McAdams for that. Either way, I'm excited for this film to come out in late Spring.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

What to see this weekend: A Good Man

This documentary comedy tells the story of an Australian farmer who decides to open a brothel to support his growing family which includes his quadriplegic wife. This doc has been making its way throughout film festivals in Australia and is now playing in NYC, Feb 25- March 3 at Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street.