Category Reviews

Al-mummia | المومياء | The Mummy (a.k.a. The Night of Counting the Years) [1969]

7/10 | 14.Aug.13 Al-mummia | المومياء | The Mummy (a.k.a. The Night of Counting the Years) DIRECTOR: Shadi Abdel Salam | WRITER: Shadi Abdel Salam | CAST: Ahmed Marei, Ahmad Hegazi, Mohamed Khairi, Mohamed Morshed, Abdelazim Abdelhack, Abdelmonen Aboulfoutouh, Mohamed Nabih, Shafik Noureddin, Zouzou Hamdy El-Hakimm, Nadia Lutfi, Gaby Karraz | Egypt Advertisements

Chūn guāng zhà xiè | 春光乍洩 | Happy Together [1997]

9/10 | 18.Jul.13 Chūn guāng zhà xiè | 春光乍洩 | Happy Together DIRECTOR: Wong Kar-wai | WRITER: Wong Kar-wai | CAST: Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Chang Chen | Hong Kong

Vidas secas | Barren Lives [1963]

8/10 | 8.Jul.13 Vidas secas | Barren Lives DIRECTOR: Nelson Pereira dos Santos | WRITERS: Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Graciliano Ramos (novel) | CAST: Átila Iório, Maria Ribeiro, Orlando Macedo, Joffre Soares, Gilvan Lima, Genivaldo Lima | Brazil

Jazz on a Summer’s Day [doc] [1959]

7/10 | 7.Jul.13 Jazz on a Summer’s Day DIRECTOR: Aram Avakian, Bert Stern | WRITERS: Albert D’Annibale, Arnold Perl | PERFORMERS: Louis Armstrong, Mahalia Jackson, Gerry Mulligan, Dinah Washington, Chico Hamilton, Anita O’Day, George Shearing, Jimmy Giuffre, Chuck Berry, Jack Teagarden, Thelonious Monk,Big Maybelle, Sonny Stitt, Eli’s Chosen Six, David Baily, Danny Barcelona, Bob Brookmeyer, […]

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street [2007]

4/10 | 4.Jul.13 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street DIRECTOR: Tim Burton | WRITERS: John Logan (screenplay); Hugh Wheeler (musical book); Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) | CAST: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Laura Michelle Kelly, Jayne Wisener, Ed Sanders | USA/UK I […]

Ma mère [2004]

3/10 | 19.Jun.13 Ma mère DIRECTOR: Christophe Honoré | WRITER: Christophe Honoré (from a novel by Georges Bataille) | CAST: Isabelle Huppert, Louis Garrel, Emma de Caunes, Joana Preiss, Jean-Baptiste Montagut, Dominique Reymond, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Duclos | France Absurd, pretentious trash that tries way too hard to shock with its jejune visions of what […]

Une histoire d’eau [short] [1961]

3/10 | 17.Jun.13 Une histoire d’eau DIRECTORS: François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard | WRITERS: François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard | CAST: Caroline Dim, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean-Luc Godard (voice) | France A coy boy-and-girl-meet-cute story is told through silent footage of Caroline Dim and Jean-Claude Brialy mugging for the camera in a manner reminiscent of manic vacationers in […]