Monthly Archives: September 2008

Off to Reykjavik

On Wednesday, my wife Brooke and I will be fly­ing to Iceland for the fifth edi­tion of the Reykjavik International Film Festival. We’re stay­ing for the entire dur­a­tion of the fest­ival, which runs from September 25th through October 5th, and … Continue read­ing

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American Dreamers

Michael Jacobs, who dir­ec­ted the unique story of Pentecostal pas­tor Richard Gazowsky in Audience of One (review), has a new web series that looks very prom­ising. American Dreamers focuses on a dif­fer­ent indi­vidual each week, telling stor­ies about eccent­ric or … Continue read­ing

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Tears for Sale (Carlston za Ognjenku)

Tears for Sale (Carlston za Ognjenku) (2008, Director: Uroš Stojanovic): Reportedly the most expens­ive Serbian film ever made, Tears for Sale is a visual spec­tacle com­bin­ing Balkan folk­lore with mod­ern CGI to cre­ate a hugely enjoy­able exper­i­ence. Toronto critic Norman … Continue read­ing

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Patrik 1,5

Patrik 1,5 (2008, Director: Ella Lemhagen): Goran and Sven are a gay mar­ried couple who’ve just moved to the sub­urbs. They’re in the pro­cess of adopt­ing and when they get the news that Patrik (“aged 1.5”) will be arriv­ing soon, … Continue read­ing

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Adam Resurrected

Adam Resurrected (2008, Director: Paul Schrader): Let me begin by say­ing I have a lot of respect for the work of Paul Schrader. Anyone who has been both a screen­writer and a critic before becom­ing a dir­ector is bound to … Continue read­ing

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