Film Review: The Tree

Julie Bertuccelli’s (Since Otar Left, 2004) The Tree (adapted from Australian writer, Judy Pascoe’s 2002 novel Our Father Who Art in The Tree) is centered around a family homestead something akin to a hippie compound on the outskirts of the agri-industrial township of Boonah in Queensland, Australia.  Considered the “heart Read more…

Le Quattro Volte

Literally translated, “The Four Times” (stages may be more accurate in English) is Michelangelo Frammartino’s homage to the Calabria of his heritage and the homeland of 6th century BC Greek philosopher, Pythagoras. Frammartino poetically interprets Pythagoras’s four-fold transmigration theory, which in effect presupposes that four lives live within each human, Read more…

Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

The tightly-made biopic traces the formation, deconstruction, and reconstruction of the Los Angeles band Fishbone.  Experimental and exceptional, Everyday Sunshine is a show of raw honesty and integrity of character that commands respect and admiration.  An already poignant behind-the-scenes-styled cinematic account is further intensified by Laurence Fishburne’s seamless narration, artful, Read more…