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Cinemashrink: Boyhood (2014)

Boyhood (2014) Written and Directed by Richard Linklater Starring Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Ellar Coltrane, Lorelei Linklater Last week, while re-watching the trailer for Richard Linklater’s new(ish) film Boyhood on YouTube, I began to scroll through the comments section. Most liked the film or maligned the few who’d down-voted the video. Others put forth more … Continue reading

Cinemashrink: The Third Person, 2014

The Third Person, 2014 Writer and Director: Paul Haggis (Academy Award, Crash, 2004) Stars: Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Kim Basinger The Third Person draws us into a mythic realm of healing fiction where a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist deftly flays open the human darkness of a loss of trust in oneself – a … Continue reading

Cinemashrink: United States of Amnesia, 2014

United States of Amnesia, 2014 Written and Directed By Nicholas Wrathall Producers: Nicholas Wrathall, Theodore James and Burr Steers (Gore Vidal’s nephew) Stars: Gore Vidal, Jay Parini (noted writer and biographer of Gore Vidal) “We are the United States of amnesia, we learn nothing because we remember nothing.” The title of the documentary is of … Continue reading

Cinemashrink’s Summer Trove 2014

Some gems you never heard of, some nuggets you haven’t seen and some jewels you forgot were so great! Dear Mom, Love Cher, 2013 Director: P. David Ebersole Producer: Todd Hughes Stars: Georgia Holt, Cher, Georganne LaPiere   IF revamping the image of the octogenarian to sexy, smart and adventurous is on your mind SEE … Continue reading

Cinemashrink: Jodorowsky’s Dune, 2014

  Jodorowsky’s Dune, 2014 Director: Frank Pavich Stars: Alejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux To see Jodorowsky’s Dune is to enter a magical world of cosmological possibility. Theoretically, the film is a documentary about the making of a famous movie that never got made.  In actuality, it’s a tribute to the human spirit…especially the human spirit at … Continue reading

Cinemashrink: Kazetachinu (The Wind Rises), 2014

Kazetachinu Written and Directed by Hayao Miyazaki Starring Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima (Japanese); Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski (English) “What happens to a dream deferred?” Jiro Horikoshi (Gordon-Levitt), protagonist of Hayao Miyazaki’s lyrical biopic The Wind Rises and designer of the infamous A6M Zero warplane, confronts this question in childhood. Plagued by … Continue reading

Cinemashrink DVD Treasure Trove, 2014

The Treasure of Sierra Madre, 1948 Director: John Huston Writers: John Huston (screenplay),  B. Traven (novel) Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Walter Huston, Tim Holt, Robert Blake as a kid IF you like film classics with fine performances of actors from another era and can be forgiving of a portrayal of Mexicans more literary device than reflection, … Continue reading

Cinemashrink: Tim’s Vermeer, 2013

Tim’s Vermeer, 2013  (Documentary) Director: Teller Starring: Tim Jenison, Jillette Penn, Colin Blakemore, David Hockney 17th Century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer is famous for painting like an angel with light. He was a phenomenon, unique in his day with a painting technique cloaked in mystery to our day.  Three hundred and fifty years later, we … Continue reading

Cinemashrink: Her, 2013

HER, 2013 Director:  Spike Jonze Writer: Spike Jonze Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johannson Her is a film for those who want to know more about the crazy cyberspace age in which we’re living.   Is the computer taking us further, faster than we can keep up with?  Her may be better at raising questions … Continue reading

Cinemashrink: Dallas Buyers Club, 2013

Dallas Buyers Club, 2013 Director: Jean-Marc Vallee Writers: Craig Borten (screenplay), Melisa Wallack (screenplay) Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto That’s it? A man wrangles his life from the jaws of death and runs a hustle during one of America’s worst Judgment Days and the best title Hollywood could come up with is Dallas … Continue reading