Bagdad Café (1987)

Dec 21, 2011 by Mr. Nau This phenomenal low-budget, gritty, independent character study lets us inhabit the lives of a colorful group of people who hang out at a roadside café deep in the Mojave desert, particularly those of the cranky proprietor and a German tourist abandoned by her husband, who form an unlikely friendship. […]

Limitless (2011)

Dec 20, 2011 by Mr. Nau A failing writer gets a second wind when his drug-dealing ex-brother-in-law sets him up with a new designer drug that increases his brain power dramatically. Since the supply is limited, he tries to set himself up for life before the drug takes its toll on him. Grade: B+. IMDB: […]

Ride the Divide (2010)

Dec 14, 2011 by Mr. Nau This documentary follows the travels of a group of mountain bikers attempting a race from Banff National Park, Canada, to the bottom of New Mexico, along the Continental Divide. The scenery here is breathtaking and we join the riders as they face exhaustion, wildlife encounters, dehydration, injury, and social […]

The Fighter (2010)

Dec 12, 2011 by Mr. Nau Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale lead an Oscar-winning cast in this boxing drama that tells the true story of Micky Ward and his brother, Dicky, a crack-addicted former boxing contender. This wonderful film features unforgettable acting performances, especially by Bale and Melissa Leo, and an superbly-written script. Grade: A+. […]

Objectified (2009)

Dec 04, 2011 by Mr. Nau This fascinating documentary takes us into the world of the industrial designer, the innovative products they design, and the way we interact with the physical objects they create. A number of well-known European and American thought leaders in this field are interviewed here, lending to a very educational experience. […]

Pitch Black (2000)

Dec 01, 2011 by Mr. Nau Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, and Cole Hauser star in this gripping science fiction action thriller about a group of colonists and a fugitive who crash land on a desert planet in a star system with three suns. Insurmountable obstacles await their dangerous escape attempt when all three suns unexpectedly […]

Water Lilies (2007)

Dec 01, 2011 by Mr. Nau This quiet French coming-of-age drama tells the story of Marie and her attraction to a girl, Floriane, on her synchronized swimming team with a reputation as promiscuous, and their impulsive friend, Anne. This endearing little film explores adolescent sexual awakening in this group and features wonderful acting performances. Grade: […]