Conversations with Other Women (2005)

Apr 19, 2009 by Mr. Nau Two former lovers meet at a wedding party in this interesting character piece, starring Aaron Eckhart and Helena Bonham Carter. They leave the party and end up in a hotel room, talking about their relationships and getting naked. Interesting camera work and a tight story make this an entertaining […]

Before Sunset (2004)

Apr 18, 2009 by Mr. Nau Nine years have passed since their fateful night in Vienna. Jesse and Celine meet once again, this time in Paris, at a small bookstore where he is signing his new book about their night. A beautiful reunion, this serves to explain the gap and what has happened in their […]

Before Sunrise (1995)

Apr 18, 2009 by Mr. Nau Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy star in this small picture, directed by Richard Linklater, about a pair of travelers who meet on the train to Vienna and spend the night walking around getting to know each other. The chemistry between the actors is electric and makes this endearing story […]

Blue Velvet (1986)

Apr 18, 2009 by Mr. Nau David Lynch directs this very unique murder mystery, starring a gaggle of well-known stars, like Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Isabella Rossellini, and Dennis Hopper. The casting is nearly perfect and the cinematography and set design are amazing. With strong acting performances, this is a must-see for Lynch fans. Grade: […]

Jean de Florette (1986)

Apr 17, 2009 by Mr. Nau In this French classic, two scheming men attempt to swindle the neighbor out of his (and his heirs’) land by blocking his spring, so they can use his water to start growing carnations. The story is well-written and ably acted and gives a glimpse of life in rural Provence. […]

In the Electric Mist (2009)

Apr 17, 2009 by Mr. Nau Tommy Lee Jones stars in this crime procedural, leading a great cast that includes Peter Sarsgaard, John Goodman, and Kelly MacDonald. Jones is a Louisiana sheriff investigating the murder of a local prostitute, with the help of a dead Confederate general. Solid storytelling and acting make this a surprising […]

Ernie J. Zelinski – The Lazy Person’s Guide to Success (2002)

Apr 14, 2009 by Mr. Nau In this humorous book about work and success, Ernie Zelinksi ably addresses a number of points about how to work fewer hours, earn more money, and live with less stress. While often light on specific details, this book is about leveraging our own creativity to engineer the lifestyle we […]

Titus (1999)

Apr 11, 2009 by Mr. Nau In this adaptation of the Shakespeare play, Titus Andronicus, Anthony Hopkins and Jessica Lange lead a phenomenal cast against an sprawling set and magnificent costumes. The story of a victorious Roman general, the downfall of his family, and his Pyrrhic revenge comes vividly to life in this wonderful visual […]

Milk (2008)

Apr 11, 2009 by Mr. Nau Sean Penn delivers an extraordinary performance in this biopic about the first openly gay man elected to public office in California, his rise to the leadership of an oppressed community, and his senseless early death at the hands of an assassin. This masterpiece is a stunning and important historical […]

4 Little Girls (1997)

Apr 05, 2009 by Mr. Nau Spike Lee directs this important and very eye-opening documentary about four young girls whose deaths in the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing galvanized the civil rights movement. Interviews with the victims’ families, civil rights leaders, and even George Wallace give a very detailed examination of this heinous terrorist act. […]

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