Manufactured Landscapes

25 02 2011

Rating: Unrated

Runtime: 1 hr. 23 min.

Rotten Tomatoes: 7.3/10, 83%

The dialogue in Manufactured Landscapes doesn’t say much, but the pictures say it all. The film follows around photographer Edward Burtynsky as he shoots pictures of the changing landscapes all around the world. Following a striking and appropriately drawn out several minutes of going down row after row in a Chinese manufacturing plant, the documentary continues to amaze with its striking angles of the impact humans are having on the environment. Read the rest of this entry »





Man on Wire

18 02 2011

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 1 hr. 34 mins.

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%, 8.4/10

The setting of the film is in New York City, atop the World Trade Centers. In 1974, Philippe Petit walked out across a wire strapped between the two towers with nothing but a tightwalker’s pole and his skill to keep him from falling. Man on Wire follows Petit throughout his life and preparation for this amazing feat. Read the rest of this entry »





True/False Film Festival Schedule

16 02 2011

You can find the schedule for the True/False Film Festival below. Check back during the festival for reviews of the films.





Wild Grass: Truly wild, and not in a good way

11 02 2011

Wild GrassRating: PG

Runtime: 1 hr. 44 min.

Rotten Tomatoes:  6.2/10, 67%

I knew Wild Grass was going to be a weird movie, but I didn’t know it was going to be that weird. A French film by director Alain Resnais, Wild Grass goes beyond all boundaries of what is a typical film. A film about a woman who loses her wallet and the man who finds it and won’t leave her alone–it appears to me like Regina Spektor’s song “Wallet” gone completely wrong. Read the rest of this entry »





Familia

4 02 2011

Familia PosterRating: N/A

Runtime: 1 hr. 12 minutes

IMDb: 5/10

It is hard to describe Familia without giving away the plot line because it is so simple. Swedish director Mikael Wistrom followed around a Peruvian family and documented their struggle to survive and the sacrifices the mother Naty must go through to keep her family afloat, including becoming a maid in another country. Read the rest of this entry »