The Sundance Channel will air Jennifer Fox’s remarkable six-hour documentary, “Flying: Confessions of a Free Women” on May 5, 12 and 19. Read more
Archive for April, 2008
If the idea of watching six hours of a privileged young woman pondering whether or not she should have a child makes you nervous, this extraordinary documentary will prove all the more surprising. Because Jennifer Fox’s epic, intimate film manages to look at not just one version of sex in the city, but amazingly, an entire world of women and their own questions of identity. Read more
Using her personal quest for a meaningful relationship and a family as an ongoing point of reference, Jennifer Fox delves into the complex subject of what women around the world want from their lives and loves. Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman is her six-hour documentary comprised of six hour-long segments. Read more>>
I watched the six episodes two at a time, three nights running. (I had admired Fox’s 80s doc Beirut: The Last Home Movie.) I was fascinated. Fox took five years of her own life and turned it into the narrative through-line for a survey of women and their life choices in different cultures. Read more>>
This action special effecter seems to have all the right stuff: so how come it isn’t more fun? Read more
What happens when a hip, new superhero appears? He attacks corporate amorality, skewering the military/industrial complex, and changes the geo-political landscape. Too bad he can’t run for President. Read more
Despite blissful chemistry between its leads, the romantic comedy “Made of Honor” tosses out a limp bouquet of tired gags and predictable plotlines. Read more>>.
This romantic comedy is the first feel-good date movie of May. Read more
Arthur Dong’s survey course in movie form takes a two-pronged approach to the Chinese experience in Hollywood, examining both images of Chinese people and culture and the personal experiences of Chinese and Chinese-American actors and filmmakers, from the industry’s earliest days to the present. Read more>>.
UK filmmakers Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith’s sentimental coming-of-age story is a quirky charmer about two youngsters making their own DIY version of FIRST BLOOD. Read more>>.