Wednesday, April 30, 2008

sex, lies, and videotape (1989)

Dir. Steven Soderbergh
Director Steven Soderbergh's voyeuristic indie film paints an intense, intimate portrait of discord among a frigid housewife (Andie MacDowell), her philandering husband (Peter Gallagher), her adulterous sibling (Laura San Giacomo) and an out-of-towner (James Spader). Spader arrives with a trunk load of videotapes -- interviews with women he's known confessing their sexual secrets -- and his presence gradually turns the quartet's lives inside out.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Cannibal Holocaust (1979)

Dir. Ruggero Deodato

Censored in several countries for its gratuitous violence, this controversial faux documentary from director Ruggero Deodato presents footage from a team of New York University filmmakers mysteriously lost in the Amazon jungle. The film, allegedly recovered by Professor Harold Moore, reveals the deplorable treatment of a tribe of suspected South American cannibals and, ultimately, the fate of the crew that initially set out to film the natives

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Little Children (2006)

Dir. Todd Field
In director Todd Field's titillating tale, the lives of several adult suburbanites, who have yet to surpass adolescence, intersect on the streets of their small town in unexpected ways. While on-the-go wife and mother Kathy (Jennifer Connelly) is preoccupied with her career, Sarah (Kate Winslet, in an Oscar-nominated role), a mother who does not know how to mother, is busy having an affair with stay-at-home dad Brad (Patrick Wilson) -- Kathy's husband.

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Grudge 2 (2006)

Dir. Takashi Shimizu

The deadly curse continues to gain strength with each victim it claims in this sequel to the international smash hit. After learning her sister Karen (Sarah Michelle Geller) has been hospitalized, Aubrey Davis (Amber Tamblyn) flies to Tokyo, where she teams with a journalist (Edison Chen) to investigate the sinister supernatural mystery. Meanwhile, the curse spreads around the globe, afflicting a Chicago housewife (Jennifer Beals), among others.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Amarcord (1973)

Dir. Frederico Fellini
Awarded both a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Foreign Film, acclaimed Italian director Frederico Fellini's Amarcord is a richly visual film about Rimini, a traditional seaside village during the uncertainty of Mussolini's fascist rule. Fellini drew from personal experience to bring the small town and all its colorful characters to life in this story about the escapades of a boy on the cusp of becoming a man.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

Dir. Edgar Wright

Thirty-something slacker Shaun (Simon Pegg) has no clue what to do with his life or with his relationship with girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield). But when the unthinkable happens and zombies begin to roam the streets of London terrorizing residents, including his beloved and his mother, Shaun realizes he must act quickly to save Liz from danger and keep their relationship from spiraling out of his hands forever. But is it too late for heroics?

Friday, April 04, 2008

The Anarchist Cookbook (2002)

Dir. Jordan Susman

A group of relatively harmless youngsters living in an anarchist commune in Dallas and led by a college dropout named Puck (Devon Gummersall) are joined by a truly dangerous nihilist named Johnny Black. Trouble looms large when Johnny challenges the youths to become more violent.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

I Am Legend (2007)

Dir. Francis Lawrence

A terrible virus has spread across the planet and turned the human race into bloodthirsty monsters. Mankind's only hope for survival is scientist Robert Neville (Will Smith), the one person left unaffected by the epidemic. When he's not fighting for his life against the hordes of the infected, Neville searches for a cure to reverse the virus's effects -- all the while battling his own doubt and despair as he spends every day alone.

March Stats

March Total = 12
2008 Total = 32

Rent - 3
Own - 6
Theater - 0
TV - 3
Other - 0
First Viewing - 7