Friday, November 2, 2012

Not Quite in Time for Halloween...

...there's Vamps, Amy Heckerling's excellent new film reuniting the director with Clueless star Alicia Silverstone. While the characters are vampires, the true horror in the movie is the sense of being out of place in time, a feeling that Heckerling communicates with humor, inventiveness and pathos.

Vamps (Slant)
The Details (Slant)
Dinotasia (Slant)
Long Shot (Village Voice)
The Understudy (Village Voice)
A Man's Story (Time Out New York)
Orchestra of Exiles (Indiewire)

1 comment:

Maria Maria said...

Actor James Newcomb said, "There are individuals who come along in certain periods of time who advance the human spirit to the next level." Such an individual was Polish violinist Bronsilaw Huberman, recognized, alongside that of Heifetz, Szigetti, and Kreisler, as among the great violin virtuosos of the twentieth century. What is not widely known, however, is that Huberman was the driving force behind the creation of the Palestine (now the Israeli) Symphony Orchestra and who, in the process, rescued close to one thousand Jews from the Holocaust. This story is brought to our attention by Oscar-nominated director Josh Aronson (Sound and Fury) in the well-researched and often inspiring documentary Orchestra of Exiles. consulta medico pediatra medico doctor dermatologo veterinario veterinario psychologist consulta abogado abogado colombia abogado mexico abogado espaƱa abogado psicologo doctor psicologo abogado abogado Shot in Germany, Poland, Israel, and New York, the film chronicles Huberman's life using clips from musical performances, dramatic reenactments, rare archival footage, and interviews with such artists as Joshua Bell, Itzhak Perlman, Zubin Mehta, and Pinchas Zukerman. A child prodigy who played Brahms Violin Concerto in front of the composer at the age of twelve, Huberman went from being a self-absorbed musician catering to high society to a man of humanity and political awareness after suspending his concerts, studying at the Sorbonne, and witnessing the calamity of World War I.