Tokyo Sonata

Studio: Regent Releasing

Feb 01, 2009 Cinema Winter 2009 - Anticipated Albums of 2009

The 2008 Jury Prize winner in the Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard section, Tokyo Sonata is a departure for Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who is perhaps best known in the States for his creepy horror films Cure and Pulse. More

Skills Like This

Studio: Shadow Distribution

Feb 01, 2009 Cinema Winter 2009 - Anticipated Albums of 2009

Max Solomon (Spencer Berger) is such a poor writer that a performance of his play “The Onion Dance” hospitalizes his grandfather. More

Feb 01, 2009 TV Winter 2009 - Anticipated Albums of 2009

Jill Scott is the central figure in this series, and its pilot was the last thing to be directed by the late Academy Award winner Anthony Minghella (Cold Mountain). More

Dollhouse

Fox

Feb 01, 2009 TV Winter 2009 - Anticipated Albums of 2009

Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, returns with Eliza Dushku, an alum of both shows, for Dollhouse. More

Rachel Getting Married

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Directed by: Jonathan Demme; Written by: Jenny Lumet; Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winger, Bill Irwin and Tunde Adebimpe

Dec 10, 2008 Cinema Web Exclusive

If Anne Hathaway’s insolent, attention-craving character Kym seems intolerable after only a few scenes, and you begin to question whether you can spend another 100 minutes with her, then screenwriter Jenny Lumet and director Jonathan Demme have you right where they want you. More

The Black Balloon

Studio: NeoClassics Films
Directed by: Elissa Down; Written by: Elissa Down and Jimmy the Exploder; Starring: Rhys Wakefield, Gemma Ward, Luke Ford, Erik Thomson and Toni Collette

Dec 10, 2008 Cinema Web Exclusive

Australia’s The Black Balloon has its heart in the right place. The film observes autism through the eyes of Thomas, a 15-year-old boy (Rhys Wakefield) who struggles to accept his older brother Charlie’s (Luke Ford) disability, at an age when adolescents’ own self-consciousness becomes magnified. More

White Denim

Exposion

Transmission Entertainment

Nov 02, 2008 Music Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Austin, Texas, trio White Denim has a minor identity complex. Caterwauling, slash and dash swing one moment (“IEIEI”); flailing funk rock grabs at MC5 the next (“All You Really Have to Do”). More

Nov 02, 2008 Music Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

Songwriter Morgan Nagler is the real deal. She has earned the praise of her friend Jenny Lewis, among others, for the bittersweet lyrics that are on full display in Swim’s eleven tales of alternating hope and heartbreak. More

Travis

Ode to J Smith

Fontana International/Red Telephone Box

Nov 02, 2008 Music Year End 2008 - Best of 2008

These days being championed by Oasis doesn’t do anything for your musical career. But in the mid-’90s, when Travis first came on the scene, Noel Gallagher’s endorsement brought much public awareness to the young Scottish group. More