Saturday, November 11, 2006

AFI Fest 2006 - Transylvania Goats & Bugs

While seeing a vibrant Asia Argento in Transylvania was a treat, I’m still laughing about Feast of the Goat, which truly deserves a Razzie nomination.

The night ended with Bug, which marks the great return of William Friedkin.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

AFI Fest 2006 - Morning Glory

After getting stuck in traffic, like a lot of people that night, I arrived to the screening of Days of Glory 30mn late. The film about North African soldiers who fought alongside Americans during WWII is far from being a good movie but carries a strong message that deserves to be seen.

With Come Early Morning, First-time director Joey Lauren Adams has crafted a honest and heartfelt look at the lives of women in middle America. Ashley Judd is here truly incandescent and, I can attest, was truly gorgeous at the premiere.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

AFI Fest 2006 - Afterlives

If you ever wondered what would happen if David Lynch had directed Jackass: the movie, check out After, or rather don’t see at all and save your $ for something more “interesting”, like a frozen pizza. As for The Lives of Others, this isn’t surprising that this film has become a fave on the international festival circuit – it has all the ingredients to become some mainstream foreign classic (reviews coming).