Archive for September, 2014

Review: The Green Prince

— by RON WILKINSON — It is unusual, but not unheard of, for a young Palestinian to be recruited by Israel’s Shin Bet intelligence machine to provide inside information on Hamas. So there is little amazing in the 2010 ABC News story that Mosab Hassan Yousef, “The Green Prince,” work[...]

Review: Last Days in Vietnam

— by RON WILKINSON — In 1975, both American and the Republic of South Vietnam were struggling, against the odds, to bring peace with dignity to Southeast Asia. The Paris Peace accords of two years’ earlier had established a framework of commitment and cooperation to end the war. In 197[...]

Review: Rocks in My Pockets

— by BEV QUESTAD — In “Rocks in my Pockets,” writer/director/animator Signe Baumane investigates a familial trail of five suicides and her own dark challenge. Coincidentally, as soon as I finished watching this film, a respected friend messaged me that his Nepali colleague, with a wi[...]

Review: The Skeleton Twins

— by RON WILKINSON — Screened at the 40th Seattle International Film Festival, Craig Johnson directs “Saturday Night Live” alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as estranged twins reuniting after 10 years of silence. “The Skeleton Twins” starts off with the twins simultan[...]

Saw returning to theaters for one week only

This Halloween, Lionsgate will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the theatrical release of “Saw,” the film that kicked off the most successful horror franchise in history, by bringing it back to theaters nationwide for one week only. The film will open Oct. 31, with select screenings beg[...]