December 23, 2009

Mike Judge may have enjoyed considerable success on television with Beavis and Butthead and King of the Hill but he continues to have an unlucky streak with feature films. His first two efforts – Office Space (1999) and Idiocracy (2006) – were given... 

Sunshine Cleaning

August 31, 2009

This year’s Little Miss Sunshine (2006) is Sunshine Cleaning (2009). Not only did it attempt to follow the same path: debuting at the Sundance Film Festival but it also stars Alan Arkin. However, it also features Amy Adams and Emily Blunt, two up-and-coming... 


March 21, 2007

The new wave of Mexican cinema officially arrived in 2006 with the presence of its three most well-known representatives at the 2007 Academy Awards: Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo del Toro and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. All three directors had films nominated... 

Traffic: Criterion Collection

March 13, 2006

By the time he made Traffic (2000), Steven Soderbergh was at the zenith of his popularity having just come off the crowd pleaser, yet socially conscious Erin Brockovich (2000), with an even more powerful critique on a problem that plagues the United States... 

Confessions of an American Girl

July 30, 2005

One of the hardest obstacles for independent films to overcome is distribution. Some films are relegated to obscurity by bad timing, lack of funds or, simply, they just aren’t that good. Such is the case with Confessions of an American Girl (2002),...