I thought I'd take a moment to explain why I named this site Just a Film and Me. Maybe it seems like an odd choice or more likely you didn't give it a second thought, but there is a reason to my selection of words. Looking back, it could have easily been Just Film Reviews or even … Continue reading Why “Just a Film and Me”?
This low-key romance directed and written by Zoe Cassavetes stars the lovely Parker Posey alongside a charming Melvil Poupaud. This movie is sometimes marketed as a comedy, but it really is more than that. In my opinion Broken English is a portrait of a woman caught up in her mid-thirties life crisis, when a chance encounter with … Continue reading Review: Broken English (2007)
"It's people like you that are sending this country down the tubes. No sense of pride. No sense of loyalty. No sense of NOTHING, man." River's Edge is a dark coming of age story that centers around the murder of local high school girl Jamie and the struggles of her friends to come to terms with … Continue reading Review: River’s Edge (1986)
This low-budget thriller was one of those great late night netflix finds. Set in a corporate landscape that many of us are all too familiar with, Not Safe for Work lets you live out that hero fantasy where you save the day and get back at your boss at the same time. I was already … Continue reading Review: Not Safe for Work (2014)
For fans of German expressionist films such as Metropolis and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, this modern Argentine take on the genre will have you glued to your screen. Director Esteban Sapir lets his imagination shine throughout this monochromatic masterpiece. The film centers around an unnamed city where the residents have lost their voices and speak through floating … Continue reading Review: La Antena (2007)
This is one film I can watch again and again. It is a feel good movie that will make you laugh, cry, and then go hug your mother. Don't worry if you haven't brushed up on your post WWII history, you'll still enjoy this movie set around the fall of the Berlin Wall. Good Bye, … Continue reading Review: Good Bye, Lenin! (2003)
For a film about story telling, to me its selling point is in the visuals. The opening monochromatic shots in this 2006 film by Tarsem Singh made me feel like I was about to embark on a Dead Man style cinematic journey set in old Hollywood. However, it was just a taste of the rich … Continue reading Review: The Fall (2006)