Bread and Tulips (2000)

Dec 31, 2013 by Mr. Nau In this Italian romantic comedy, an overlooked housewife with a loud obnoxious family finds herself left behind on vacation and hitchhikes to Venice to start a new life, enjoy her freedom, fall in love with a waiter, and evade the bumbling detective sent to find her by her controlling […]

Monsters (2010)

Dec 23, 2013 by Mr. Nau Six years after extraterrestrial creatures infected Northern Mexico, photojournalist Andrew Kaulder is tasked with getting a newspaper owner’s daughter, Sam, across the infected zone and back to the United States. This fairly obscure low-budget independent disaster picture features a well-written script and a palpable sense of danger throughout. Grade: […]

The Haumana (2013)

Dec 22, 2013 by Mr. Nau With his old teacher, Auntie Margaret, on her deathbed, lounge singer Jonny Kealoha decides reluctantly to honor her request to take over her hula school, readying the seven male haumana (students) for an upcoming hula competition. This independent feature gives the audience an insider’s glimpse into a beautiful, ancient […]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Dec 15, 2013 by Mr. Nau Peter Jackson returns Middle-Earth to the big screen with the first installment of The Hobbit, a single Tolkien work stretched into three blockbuster films. This one delivers a background look at the adventurers before embarking on an audacious journey with a lot of fun jokes and thrilling action sequences. […]

Satisfaction (2007)

Dec 12, 2013 by Mr. Nau In this Australian TV drama, we follow the work and lives of six employees of a high-class Melbourne brothel, get an inside look at some of the customers, the conflict between romantic partners, and the dangers these women face. High production values and engaging storytelling make this show entertaining. […]

Oblivion (2013)

Dec 03, 2013 by Mr. Nau Tom Cruise stars in this stark science fiction action picture about a repairman who fixes drones on Earth after a war causes humanity to leave. After a few things go wrong, he begins to question his mission and purpose, discovering the truth about the war and his part in […]