AFI Fest this year screened 137 films (93 features, 44 shorts) representing 53 countries. The program included 14 official Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® submissions. I managed to make it to 18 films (17 features) during my time at the festival. My top films for the festival were (in the order I saw them): What Will… [Read More]
The final day at AFI Fest gave me a chance to finish off with two more films before I made my way home to a more reasonable schedule and eating habits. Both films played before good sized crowds for a Thursday afternoon. Claire Denis’s Bright Sunshine In (aka Let the Sunshine In) (World Cinema section)… [Read More]
Justice League is one of the most anticipated movies of the year, but not because you get a DC team-up film. The anticipation comes because most people were wondering, “Will they finally get these characters right?” That, of course, was the big question going in–so much so that Rotten Tomatoes delayed their Tomatometer for the… [Read More]
1971 was a year of turmoil in many places. But most of that seemed far away from a village in Switzerland. Life just goes on there. But there is to be an election about giving women the right to vote. (Of course, only the men will be voting on this issue.) In The Divine Order an unassuming housewife must take on a leadership role in the women’s suffrage movement in her locale.
There comes a time at a festival when you’re standing in line and someone asks what you’ve seen that’s good. You know you’ve seen a lot of movies when you can’t remember the titles anymore. It’s a good thing I take a notebook with me. Claire’s Camera (World Cinema section) from South Korean director Hong… [Read More]