1 May
Brings the term "coming of age" to a new level

It’s been a minute since Richard Linklater melted our brains with Waking Life or A Scanner Darkly. The Austin director has embarked us upon many a film journey, although with the likes of Dazed and Confused, Slacker and the Before Sunrise trilogy, there comes an association of his work as having a capacity for what he has termed the “youth rebellion […]


12 Jan
The film of James Murphy saying goodbye and moving on

As everyone knows, LCD Soundsystem puppetmaster James Murphy decided to shut the band down last year, and announced a concert at Madison Square Garden on April 2nd, 2011 to act as their swan song. It was an incredibly bold move — rarely does a band break up at the peak of their popularity. Well it […]


28 Jul
Screenshot: A hipster time travel movie with a twist

UPDATE: Miranda July’s second film The Future opens nationwide tomorrow, July 29, so we’re re-posting The Elf’s review plus adding a deleted scene below. It has been about six years since Miranda July’s first feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know, and fans of that oddball love story have been twiddling their thumbs waiting […]


22 Jul
A Sundance award-winning allegory of loss and redemption

Fox Searchlight’s Another Earth is directed by Mike Cahill and opens today, Friday July 22nd in Los Angeles and New York City, and on July 28th nationwide. Madman Mundt Another Earth is the type of film where you have to get the premise out of the way immediately, as it requires a temporary suspension of […]


27 Apr
The subscription video store for cinephiles worldwide

With the proliferation of cheaper and cheaper high-def cameras and filming equipment, the doors to independent filmmaking have been wedged open wider and wider in the last decade. Well, that’s not entirely true — sure it’s easier than ever to self-fund and film a movie, but the digital revolution has done nothing to help get […]


23 Mar
Giorgos Lanthimos takes it to the bizarre familial limit

Dogtooth is like a backhand slap to the face after a night of heavy drinking: it sobers you up instantly. Greek Writer and Director Giorgos Lanthimos isn’t new to the festival circuit but certainly to the Academy Awards. The reason Dogtooth was nominated for best foreign film this year is due to the fact there […]


9 Feb
Interview with documentary director Orlando von Einsiede

We’ve been fans of the Skateistan charity since we first heard of it, and the Burka Board and Prayer Board auctioned off to teach Afghanis how to skateboard. Now a short 10-minute documentary titled Skateistan: To Live and Die in Kabul has been creating a buzz since it showed at Sundance last month, and the […]


20 Jan
A lost film gets a second chance

I don’t geek out too often, but when I do it’s like July 4th, Halloween and New Years in my soul. Before I saw the disaster that was the new Clash of the Titans I freaked (the original holds a special place in my heart), the trailer for the upcoming movie Hannah has me dancing […]