Dr. Jane Alexander Stewart

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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: 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: 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

Cinemashrink: Salinger, 2013

Salinger, 2013 Writer and Director: Shane Salerno As I walked out of the theater after seeing Shane Salerno’s documentary, Salinger, I wondered.  Why am I interested in J.D. Salinger?  Have I been wondering why the famous author stopped publishing in 1965 and retreated from the limelight to Cornish, his home in the woods of New … Continue reading

Cinemashrink: Wadjda, 2013

Editor’s Note: Dr. Jane Alexander Stewart is on vacation.  Guest writer True Shields reviews Wadjda, the first film from a woman director shot entirely in Saudi Arabia, for October’s Cinemashrink and Newtopia’s Second Anniversary issue. Wadjda, 2013 Directed and Written by Hafiaa al-Mansour Starring Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, and Abdulrahman al-Guhani It’s not Saudi music … Continue reading

Cinemashrink September 2013 Trove

Cinemashrink presents a trove of movies that should be on everyone’s “do not forget” list. 12 Angry Men, 1957 Director: Sidney Lumet Writer: Reginald Rose (story) Starring: Henry Fonda, Martin Balsam, Lee J. Cobb, Jack Klugman, E.G. Marshall, John Fiedler, Edward Binns, Jack Warden, Ed Begley, Joseph Sweeney, George Voskovec, Robert Webber If you’ve ever … Continue reading