Monthly Archives: October, 2013

Interview: Wolfskinder Writer-director Rick Ostermann

The historical drama Wolfskinder is set in East Prussia (present-day northern Poland) in 1946. The film by first-time feature writer-director Rick Ostermann follows fictional orphaned brothers Hans (13-year-old Levin Liam) and Fritz (10-year-old Patrick Lorenczat) as they and other children struggle to survive in the wilderness. But while fictional, Wolfskinder is based on the real-life […]

Interview: We Are What We Are Director Jim Mickle

In the atmospheric horror film We Are What We Are, a small family in upstate rural New York town struggles to maintain their private religious tradition. Mild Spoiler Alert: They’re cannibals, their modern-day practice rooted in a devout, strict mixture of Biblical faith and frontier survivalism that became tradition. Though the Parkers–including a stern father (Bill Sage) and his […]

Gravity Floats and Tumbles Very Close to a Being a “Masterpiece”

Over the course of this weekend, the next few weeks, and yes all through this year’s awards season, you’re going to hear a lot about how stunning and brilliant is director Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Honestly, you’re going to be hearing that steadily for the next 20 to 40 years. There’s no doubt this film—a staggering […]

“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