Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Punk Singer (2013)

Fantastic documentary chronicling the life and works of Kathleen Hanna, front-woman for Riot Grrl and punk bands Bikini Kill and Le Tigre.
The Station Agent (2003)

Whenever a man with dwarfism is abandoned by his last and only friend through suicide, he decides to live his life alone in an abandoned train station, only to find he has more friends than he thought. Beautiful blend of comedy and drama with impeccable acting from all the major players, and featuring a star-studded cast of Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale, and a young Peter Dinklage.
Post Tenebras Lux (2012) 

Gaining a lot of attention and accolades at Cannes 2012, Post Tenebras Lux is a purely unique film tackling one of the oldest stories in the world canon: light vs. dark.

Pieter Bruegel's "The Procession to Calvary" is transformed from masterpiece painting into a slow-moving, contemplative visible poem--not for everyone. Stars Rutger Hauer.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Waking Ned Devine (1993)

After Ned Devine dies from a heart-attack induced from the shock of winning the lottery, two of his friends use any means necessary to pretend to be the recently deceased in hopes of obtaining all of the money he won. A hilarious film complete with trademark Irish dark humor.

And Everything is Going Fine (2010)

This intimate portrait of one of my personal favorite writer/performers, Spalding Gray, is brilliantly edited to mimic the style of his infamous performances, becoming in a way a posthumous, final monologue by one of the greatest stage performers of the 20th century.

Miss Representation (2011)

This is one of the best documentaries on Instant Netflix at the moment, and should be viewed by everyone. EVERYONE. Unfortunately, the only usable screen-grab of this film I could find was this behind-the-scenes shot, which only reinforces the message of this movie. Miss Representation is a documentary exploring how the media's misrepresentation and objectification of women still occurring in post-Feminism 21st century highlights beauty and glamour over leadership, ambition, and ability. The film features many prominent women in leadership roles and discusses the obstacles they faced constantly due to the patriarchal society the world has created and disgustingly clings to.