Monday, March 7, 2011

When I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)***1/2


If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle is yet another of those gritty, hyper-real dramas coming out of Romania these days, but it’s a style that seems custom made for this tough and bitter narrative. Set in a penitentiary – an exceedingly relaxed one by North American standards – this Berlinale winner explores a particularly tortured mother/son relationship and by the time all is said and done, audiences will be keenly aware of the dire consequences of careless parenting.


Full review posted at IONCINEMA.com



When I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)***1/2


If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle is yet another of those gritty, hyper-real dramas coming out of Romania these days, but it’s a style that seems custom made for this tough and bitter narrative. Set in a penitentiary – an exceedingly relaxed one by North American standards – this Berlinale winner explores a particularly tortured mother/son relationship and by the time all is said and done, audiences will be keenly aware of the dire consequences of careless parenting.


Full review posted at IONCINEMA.com



80 Years at the Races

Most Marx Brothers aficionados agree that 1937’s A Day at the Races was the last truly great film featuring the zany siblings. Produced by ...