Tag Archives: Family

‘Force Majeure’: Subverting Gender in the Danger Zone

‘Force Majeure’: Subverting Gender in the Danger Zone

‘Force Majeure’, the emotionally and visually stunning new Swedish film from director Ruben Ostlund, hinges on a temporarily terrifying moment. A family of four is eating lunch on ski resort terrace in the French Alps when a growing avalanche hurdles toward them. Amidst screaming and scattering, the father flees for survival, leaving his wife to

DOC NYC Review: ‘Stories We Tell’

-by Jake Kring-Schreifels Directed by Sarah Polley ‘Stories We Tell’ Screened as part of DOC NYC “Short List” at IFC Center on November 17, 2013.  Find the film on Netflix – HERE   Memory is a strange thing. It plays with you. Some recollections are perfectly clear and others are in some cloudy ether, floating

French Family Comedy ‘BOULE et BILL’ Plays Exclusive NYC Engagament at Quad Cinema Starting Friday, November 8

Based on Jean Roba’s beloved comic strip, Billy & Buddy [Boule et Bill] recounts the misadventures of eight-year-old Billy (Boule) and his cocker spaniel, Buddy (Bill). With a sparkling imaginative style and a lively soundtrack, the film brings to life a family’s humorous trials and tribulations in 1970’s France. Buddy is an abandoned young cocker

Interview: Matt Boyd (Director – ‘A Rubberband is an Unlikely Instrument’)

An eccentric Brooklyn musician navigates his family’s course on the fringes of a new American landscape. Walter Baker is struggling to maintain balance between creating art alongside the daily trials of making ends meet and raising a twelve year old son with his poet third wife. The film is an immersive meditation on possibly one