Archives for September 2008


In search of a midnight kiss

Will they make it to midnight?
Scoot McNairy, Sara Simmonds and Brian McGuire
Directed by Alex Holdridge

It’s now official: I have lived long enough to see the films of my youth turned into homage. I’m not sure how to mark the occasion. Should I cook a turkey? Bake a cake? Buy a cane? Or in the case of ‘In Search of a Midnight Kiss,’ cyber-dating-age ode to Richard Linklater’s ‘Before Sunrise,’ should I simply relax and enjoy, since sinking into fogey-hood has never been this sweet? Shot in black ... more >


The new Mike Leigh is here!
Sally Hawkins, Alexis Zegerman and Samuel Roukin
Directed by Mike Leigh

Nobody does color like the Brits (making up for the grayness of the skies, eh?). Just look at their clothes, their walls, their rose bushes, their glam rockers, their buses, their phone booths, their designers... And noone uses all that color to better effect than sweet Poppy in Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky--her clashing outfits will make your eyes pop. To make the reds even redder and the ... more >