Monthly Archives: September 2014

Born On This Day – September 30, 1905

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Born On This Day – September 29, 1970

“Well, art is an act of violence. It is about penetration, about speaking to our subconscious and our moods at different levels.” –Nicolas Winding Refn

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Born On This Day – September 29, 1912

“What happens to the characters in my films is not important. I could have them do one thing, or another thing. People think that the events in a film are what the film is about. Not true. A film is … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – September 28, 1950

“There’s a basic structure to movies. It’s rigid and reductive. In a movie you only deal with core relationships: a protagonist, an antagonist. But in a novel you can do whatever you want. You can introduce characters that disappear for … Continue reading

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TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

2013 saw a slew of musical documentaries: Sound City (dir. Dave Grohl), Muscle Shoals (dir. Greg Camalier) and 20 Feet From Stardom (dir. Morgan Neville). The latter of the three went on to win the Oscar for Best Documentary and … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – September 27, 1921

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BALLIN’ AT THE GRAVEYARD

Washington Park, Albany, New York. Here, men with the nicknames of “G”, “Pookie” and “Boozer” rule the court. They are not professionals, but they are far from amateurs. When they play, they play hard. Their game is pick-up basketball; their … Continue reading

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JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE

Jimi: All is by My Side, Academy Award winning screenwriter John Ridley’s second foray in the director’s chair, is a biopic of famed guitarist, Jimi Hendrix. André Benjamin, of Outkast fame, plays Hendrix. Benjamin happens to look so similar to … Continue reading

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A FIVE STAR LIFE

On the surface, Irene (Margherita Buy) has it made. As a luxury hotel critic, Irene jet sets across the globe, stopping at the most picturesque locations, staying at the most luxurious of hotels and dining on the most phenomenal of … Continue reading

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WE ARE THE BEST!

Two twelve-year-old girls are upset with the world around them and want to break free. The year is in 1980, the place is Stockholm, Sweden and they want to join the Punk Scene. They are not going to let the … Continue reading

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