Karen Martin’s Homemovies: War on Whistleblowers, Passion,The English Teacher, Kon-Tiki, Pain and Gain, and The Tailor of Panama

August 31, 2013

By Karen Martin for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and blood, dirt & angels     W ar on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State,   Directed by Robert Greenwald   (not rated, 66 minutes)  The aggressive prosecution of those who seek to correct …

Piers Marchant on The Spectacular Now: a bittersweet teen dramedy

August 30, 2013

The Spectacular Now Grade: 89 Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh Director: James Ponsoldt Rating: R, for alcohol use, language and some sexuality — all involving teens Running time: 95 minutes By Piers …

The You’re Next guys go on the road

August 30, 2013

By Dan Lybarger for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and blood, dirt & angels   KANSAS CITY, Mo. — “When you’re working on something in Columbia, Mo., you don’t expect it to be playing in theaters nationwide,” says key grip Bryan Adams …

Levi Agee’s Screengems: Some advice from the 48 Hour guru

August 30, 2013

By Levi Agee Sleep Deprived Test Subject    My head has been buried in the madness that is the  48 Hour Film Project , so I haven’t seen a lot of film news that’s non-48-related in a while. For me it’s …

“Before I have to hit him, I hope he has the sense to run”: Dan Lybarger on Getaway

August 30, 2013

Getaway Grade: 72 Cast: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Rebecca Budig Director: Courtney Solomon Rating: Rated PG-13 for intense action, violence and mayhem throughout, some rude gestures, and language Running Time: 90 minutes By Dan Lybarger for the Arkansas …

Warren Criswell’s Road to “El Dorado”

August 29, 2013

Jesus Clark

August 29, 2013

Home movies on the web …

August 28, 2013

An Affair of the Heart (unrated, 93 minutes) — This documentary by Sylvia Caminer is an homage to pop rocker Rick Springfield’s classic song and a portrait of the singer’s relationship with seven devoted fans who follow him on tour. …

Time: the animated film

August 28, 2013

For your viewing pleasure

Divergent first look trailer

August 28, 2013

Now I have to get back to work.