A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life in Miranda July's Me And You And Everyone We Know.
Marriage is Tricky.
A film review on Gillian Flynn's book adaptation and David Fincher's mystery film Gone Girl
As a disclaimer, this list is missing a few entries like the new TMNT film because I don’t think could stomach more Michael Bay derivatives.
An interview with David Dobkin director of the upcoming film The Judge
"Nearly four years after the release of Limits of Control, writer/director Jim Jarmusch has returned to filmmaking with the 21st century gothic vampire film, Only Lovers Left Alive. "
"The film plays on an interesting situation, reversing the normal gender portrayal of the man having multiple sexual partners"
" It stays clear of overbearing pretension and manages to be an enjoyable film"
"While the film is not without its flaws it will genuinely hold ones interest and offers an interesting and realistic look at teen life"
The film is a soulful, empathetic look at the talented people who are often ignored in the music industry or never given the recognition and stardom they deserve.
Check out the 2014 Breakthroughs film festival
"In essence, Transcendence is a film that is not nearly as horrible as it could be because of the inherently interesting themes"
"For me, her greatest performance came in the 1951 William Wyler film noir, Detective Story. In it, she played the wife of the troubled and zealous detective played by Kirk Douglas. The role, if played by others, would have come off as either too melodramatic or restrained. She gives the perfect balance of perceived weakness and fear."
“Amelie has a strange feeling of absolute harmony. It's a perfect moment. A soft light, a scent in the air, the quiet murmur of the city. A surge of love, an urge to help mankind overcomes her.” –Amélie (France, 2001)
Join Trevor as he reflects on the Academy award nominated best foreign films, and get ready for Oscar night this weekend!
"As someone who has had to endure mediocre schlock for the past two months, The Great Beauty (2013) is a bright beacon of filmmaking that illuminated the winter despair. Without ever feeling too pretentious or art house, the film manages to strike a balance between entertainment and art effectively."
“Ever since I was a child, folks have thought they had me pegged, because of the way I am, the way I talk. And they're always wrong.” - Capote
Join CINSSU blogger Caroline Eisen as she reflects on the career and standout role of a beloved actor lost too soon--RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman.
"The Lego Movie has it all: the chosen one, Emmet, the magister Vitruvius, the evil robotic minions, pirates, cowboys and the one and only Batman. The parallel universes actually are the various Western, Marine and Space themes that the beloved Danish toy has been advertising for ages." Get nostalgic with this review of The Lego Movie by CINSSU blogger Lola Borissenko!
"The film, it goes without saying, has a simple plot and story but it tries to add emotional back story and heft for a few characters. Needless to say it’s hard to take any of it seriously. The emotion is pure sentimentality and it feels forced and manipulative."
"On February 3rd and 4th of 2014 CINSSU presented, along with The Seventh Art, a retrospective of the work of Andrzej Bujalski--the "Godfather of Mumblecore"." Catch up on our recent look back to the films of director Andrzej Bujalski with event photos, media coverage, and a film review of Funny Ha Ha (2002) by CINSSU blogger Zubin Ali.
Tim Jenison, a Texas based inventor, attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all art: How did 17th century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer ("Girl with a Pearl Earring") manage to paint so photo-realistically--150 years before the invention of photography?