Cinecast Episode 257 – Her and Her Giant F’n Mouth

Cinéastes assemble! The entire crew is back for this full throttle episode of the Cinecast in which we lather love all over Joss Whedon… or do we? Kurt Halfyard made a last minute decision to check out Avengers just before recording – remember this is the guy that gave Cabin in the Woods a rather scathing review. So thinks might get interesting...

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    Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang (Life After Love, The Rocket) Screenplay: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang Novel: Win Lyovarin Producers: Raymond Phathanavirangoon, Pawas Sawatchaiyamet Starring: Nopachai Chaiyanam, Sirin Horwang, Chanokporn Sayoungkul, Apisit Opasaimlikit, Kiat Punpiputt MPAA Rating: NR Running time: 105 min. Country of Origin: Thailand   An...

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M-SPIFF Review: Sleepless Night

    Director: Frédéric Jardin Writers: Frédéric Jardin, Nicolas Saada, Olivier Douyère Producers: Marco Cherqui, David Grumbach, Jean-Jacques Neira Starring: Tomer Sisley, Serge Riaboukine, Julien Boisselier, Joey Starr, Laurent Stocker Country of Origin: France MPAA Rating: NR Running time: 89 min.   During an early morning drug robbery, the...

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M-SPIFF Review: Starbuck

    Director: Ken Scott (Life After Love, The Rocket) Screenplay: Ken Scott, Martin Petit Producer: André Rouleau Starring: Patrick Huard, Julie LeBreton, Antoine Bertrand, Dominic Philie, Marc Bélanger MPAA Rating: 14A Running time: 109 min. It’s always a welcome surprise when a movie you’ve never heard of impresses. That was the case when I saw Ken...

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M-SPIFF Review: Café de Flore

    Director: Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y.) Writer: Jean-Marc Vallée Producers: Pierre Even, Marie-Claude Poulin Starring: Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Evelyne Brochu, Marin Gerrier, Alice Dubois Country of Origin: France MPAA Rating: NR Running time: 120 min.     I was somewhat shaken walking out of Jean-Marc...

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M-SPIFF 2012 Review: Alps

    Director: Giorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) Writers: Giorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou Producers: Giorgos Lanthimos, Athina Rachel Tsangari Starring: Aris Servetalis, Johnny Vekris Country of Origin: Greece MPAA Rating: R Running time: 93 min.     “There are many types of lighting receptacles, that come in both professional and...

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M-SPIFF 2012 Review: God Bless America

    Director: Bobcat Goldthwait Writer: Bobcat Goldthwait Producers: Jeff Culotta, Sarah de Sa Rego, Richard Kelly, Sean McKittrick Starring: Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr Country of Origin: USA MPAA Rating: R Running time: 99 min.   While a couple on the run setting fires to America’s citizens and their warped sense of “good”...

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M-SPIFF Capsule Review: Smuggler

    Director: Katsuhito Ishii Screenplay: Katsuhito Ishii, Masatoshi Yamaguchi, Kensuke Yamamoto Comic: Sheila Kohler Producers: Rosalie Swedlin, Christine Vachon, Julie Payne, Andrew Lowe, Kwesi Dickson Starring: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Masatoshi Nagase, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Hikari Mitsushima Country of Origin: Japan MPAA Rating: NR Running time: 114 min....

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Flyway Pubcast #5 – Xan Aranda Talks About Andrew Bird Documentary

Today’s Pubcast is brought to you by Andrew, Matt, Flyway regular Xan Aranda (of the Chicago Short Film Brigade) and Summit Beer Brewing Company. Though Xan has typically been involved with programming the shorts for Flyway Film Fetival in the past, this year she’s here pretty much just for the fun of it. Of course this isn’t to say she...

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