Tag Archives: Anna Paquin


17-year-old Manhattan student Lisa Cohen (Anna Paquin) can’t get over the death of a woman who’s run over by a bus; she feels guilty because of a quick interaction between her and the bus driver… Kenneth Lonergan’s second film as director was shot in 2005, but delayed for years because of several lawsuits. The editing … Continue reading Margaret


FREEDOM IS NOT GIVEN. IT IS OUR RIGHT AT BIRTH. BUT THERE ARE SOME MOMENTS WHEN IT MUST BE TAKEN.  In 1839, enslaved Africans take over La Amistad, a Spanish ship heading into American waters, and kill some of the crew; after being caught by the Navy, the Africans end up in court. After making … Continue reading Amistad

True Blood

Alan Ball followed up Six Feet Under (2001-2005) with something completely different, even if death was a prominent theme on this show as well. The story began after the creation of synthetic blood, which made it possible for vampires to stop killing people and try to become regular citizens. Focus was on a telepathic waitress … Continue reading True Blood

X-Men: Days of Future Past

EVERY HERO, EVERY POWER WILL UNITE. In 2023, most mutants have been wiped out by man-made robots called Sentinels; with the help of Shadowcat (Ellen Page), Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is sent back in time to 1973 to kill the Sentinel program before it’s born. A sequel to three X-Men movies (The Last Stand, Wolverine and … Continue reading X-Men: Days of Future Past

Scream 4

NEW DECADE. NEW RULES. Many years after the original murders in Woodsboro, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell) returns to her hometown to promote a new book… and then the killings start all over again. 11 years after the last movie, Wes Craven got back together with the franchise’s original writer and came up with a story … Continue reading Scream 4

Almost Famous: Band On the Run

EXPERIENCE IT. ENJOY IT. JUST DON’T FALL FOR IT.   I don’t think there’s a rock critic around who doesn’t love this movie. In fact, it should appeal to any kind of critic because it’s not really about music but passion for the art of writing about it. I bet that every press screening back … Continue reading Almost Famous: Band On the Run


JOIN THE EVOLUTION. Considering the amount of unsuccessfully adapted comic book adventures, how fortunate that versatile director Bryan Singer felt he was the right guy to take on this Marvel extravaganza. The story takes place a few years into the future. Professor X (Patrick Stewart) runs a school for gifted young mutants who possess special … Continue reading X-Men

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

In 1876, George Custer’s forces are defeated by Sitting Bull (August Schellenberg) and his warriors, but the assimilation of the Indian tribes will soon end their resistance. A well-financed TV movie about one of America’s darkest chapters, depicting the era from the battle of Little Bighorn to the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre. The focus lies … Continue reading Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Squid and the Whale: Baumbach Growing Up

JOINT CUSTODY BLOWS. I almost feel like I should apologize. I borrowed this DVD from a friend, liked it a lot… but didn’t consider it a masterpiece, which is what my friend and many critics do. There really is nothing negative to report about the film; it is beautifully executed and very effective… as long … Continue reading Squid and the Whale: Baumbach Growing Up

X-Men: The Last Stand

TAKE A STAND. As a “cure” for genetic mutations is found in a boy, Magneto (Ian McKellen) declares war on those who want to use the antidote against mutants. Oh, and Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) is back. The third chapter in this series is inferior to the predecessors, but still well made. The undertones of the … Continue reading X-Men: The Last Stand


THE TIME HAS COME FOR THOSE WHO ARE DIFFERENT TO STAND UNITED. For once the old cliché “bigger and better” is right on target. The story continues where the first movie left off and isolation and racism are once again themes. Don’t expect too many surprises in the story about a general (Brian Cox) who … Continue reading X2