Mary and Max

I've been chugging along spending my 2009 film viewing time watching awful films like "The Awful Truth" and "Observe and Report" thinking that they are never going to have ten films to nominate for Best Picture at the next Oscar Awards when this film is dropped into my lap and Continue Reading

Bruno – Blu-ray Edition

This is a film that is almost impossible to review because there really is no story or even acting per se. It is just 83 minutes of one outrageous thing after another. The film and its star Sacha Baron Cohen pushes every envelope imaginable. All throughout the film I was Continue Reading

Funny People

You know Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up) by now. You remember the 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) yelling "Kelly Clarkson!" when hot wax ripped the full-court muff of hair off his back. You remember in Knocked Up (2007) the borderline obscene impersonation of Stephen Hawking in Continue Reading

RIDM 2009 Preview

Judging by the fact that it was standing room only at the RIDM press conference this year (the festival's 12th year) I believe it is safe to say that documentary films are no longer the ugly sister of the film world. Filling every seat and even lined up against the Continue Reading