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



10 Years of The Savages

The Savages struck a vibrant chord with me when it was first released 10 years ago. It’s all about a pair of 40-ish siblings...