Suspense film leaves viewers unsatisfied


Word on the street is that after seeing Paranormal Activity, Steven Spielberg returned to the studio with the DVD in a trash bag. He claimed the door to his bedroom locked by itself after he watched the film. Was it the ghost of Orson Welles, still upset over Spielberg’s adaptation of War of the Worlds? […]

‘Good Hair’ doesn’t address the root of the matter


Fifteen years ago, Chris Rock got the idea to create a documentary depicting the struggles various hair types pose, and the ramifications of “fashionable” hair styles within the black community. When his daughter asked him, “Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?” Rock jumped into action to solve the issue for her, but also […]

Family finds healing in an unexpected way


When a child has a condition and modern medicine offers no relief, some parents turn to faith. Others turn to natural healing. When the Isaacsons discovered their autistic son had a connection with horses, they did both. The documentary The Horse Boy follows the Isaacsons through Mongolia to visit shaman healers. Although the film has […]

In Theaters Today


An Education This coming of age story, unlike any other, depicts the premature exposure of 16 year old Jenny (Carey Mulligan) to the sophisticated and seemingly glamrous world of glamorous 1960s London by a man twice her age (Peter Sarsgaard). Directed by Lone Scherfig and written by High Fidelity author Nick Hornby. Couple’s Retreat Vince […]

Friendship pitted against honesty in low-budget film


“Will you read my screenplay?” This question, sometimes edited slightly to involve reading a novel or viewing a piece of art, haunts friends of those in the creative industry. It is the ultimate test and requires an important decision: honesty or friendship? The new film The Blue Tooth Virgin — winner of the 2008 New […]