Archive for June, 2014

Review: Beneath the Harvest Sky

— by RON WILKINSON — Casper (Emory Cohen – “The Place Beyond the Pines”) and Dominic (Callan McAuliffe – “The Great Gatsby”) grow up together in the tiny community of Van Buren just south of the Canadian border. They are very different people. Dom is hard working and has his [...]

Review: Dangerous Acts

— by RON WILKINSON — Screened at the 40th Seattle International Film Festival, Madeleine Sackler’s awesome, thrilling and beautiful biopic of the underground theatrical group “Unstable Elements of Belarus” is part nail-biting spy story and part inspirational political performance a[...]

Review: We Are the Best

— by RON WILKINSON — Take a wild ride to 1980’s Stockholm and join Klara, Bobo and Hedwig as they transform 13 year-old Swedish society and find themselves at the same time. It does not matter whether the artist is 13 or 113, the object is to make people laugh, cry and, most important [...]

Review: Dormant Beauty

— by RON WILKINSON — Some Italian films err on the lighthearted side, some on the heavy. Marco Bellocchio’s angst-fest “Dormant Beauty” is so laden with emotion soaked evocation the average American viewer may want a divorce after the first 15 minutes. The story, written by[...]

Review: The Signal

— by RON WILKINSON — Screened at the 40th Seattle International Film Festival, “The Signal” features computer hackers Brenton Thwaites (playing Nic Eastman) and Beau Knapp (playing Jonah Breck), who receive a very mysterious message. A couple of quick replies indicate they ar[...]

Korengal: Trailer

— by BEV QUESTAD — Soldiers are penned up in a sand-bagged lookout on a hillside overlooking the Korengal Valley in Afghanistan. They are ordered out on daily sorties where they are shot at either coming or going. They are the bait. Enemy fire reveals where the adversary is. This is Seba[...]