Monthly Archives: February, 2013

Interview: The Gatekeepers Director Dror Moreh

Israeli director Dror Moreh’s Oscar-nominated documentary The Gatekeepers comes at the seemingly intractable Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from a previous silent (and secretive) angle: Through the eyes of six former heads of the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security or “secret service” agency. The Shin Bet organization has, over the past four decades, been at the front line […]

Interview: Beautiful Creatures Co-stars Alice Englert and Alden Ehrenreich

As Hollywood continues its quest for the next Twilight/Harry Potter/Hunger Games franchise sensation, it’s also continuing its laudable practice of (usually) seeking out genuinely talented young actors to personify young adult lit heroes and heroines. This week’s offering is Beautiful Creatures, based on Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl’s YA supernatural romance. The 2009 novel, the […]

Interview: Warm Bodies Co-stars Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer

The enjoyable zombie romance Warm Bodies might seem at first like some sort of unholy hybrid of the Twilight “I’m in Love with a Monster” teen fare and zombie-apocalypse pop-culture trends. But in fact, as directed and adapted by Jonathan Levine (The Wackness, 50/50) from Isaac Marion’s yearning, existential 2011 novel, Warm Bodies feels more […]

“While all the other arts were born naked, [film], the youngest, has been born fully-clothed. It can say everything before it has anything to say. It is as if the savage tribe, instead of finding two bars of iron to play with, had found scattering the seashore fiddles, flutes, saxophones, trumpets, grand pianos by Erhard and Bechstein, and had begun with incredible energy, but without knowing a note of music, to hammer and thump upon them all at the same time.”

--Virginia Woolf