Archive for August, 2013

Review: Masquerade

— by BEV QUESTAD — Spending time in South Korea this summer I chanced across a sweet film based on 17th Century King Gwanghae who out-maneuvered treacherous court representatives to champion the poor and bring justice through fairer tax, property and military conscription systems. In thi[...]

Sony will release The Armstrong Lie

Sony Pictures Classics announced it will be releasing Alex Gibney’s Lance Armstrong documentary, “The Armstrong Lie,” worldwide. The film, produced by Gibney, Frank Marshall and Matt Tolmach, tells the unfolding story of Armstrong’s life and career over the last four years. A[...]

Review: Every Blessed Day

— by RON WILKINSON — Screened at New York’s Lincoln Center’s Open Roads: New Italian Cinema, “Every Blessed Day” is a madcap comedy, and serious exploration, of values and emotions. Hidden away in the intimate corners of Italy, young couple Antonia and Guido are madly in love. De[...]

Review: When Comedy Went to School

— by BEV QUESTAD — “Women live longer than men. There’s a reason for it. They’re not married to women!” Old marriage jokes, at the expense of women, are part of the history of the evolution of comedy and help propel this doc in its exploration of how the famous stand-up comedians[...]