Atlantic Film Festival 2012: Here we go

It's "Christmas for Carsten," as a friend of mine called it. I've been attending and/or writing about The Atlantic Film Festival since 2003. Invariably I see at least one film that blows me away, something I wouldn't have seen otherwise at the local multiplex monopoly.For those who don't know, the AFF is an annual event,…Read More

Celeste and Jesse Forever review

Directed by Lee Toland Krieger Written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack There's that saying that if you can't find a good job you should make one. If you're an actor, it means writing yourself a role. That's what Rashida Jones has done here in Celeste and Jesse Forever, a well-made indie romcom that cleaves…Read More

A Cult of One: The Russia House

Welcome back to this irregular feature on Flaw In The Iris, where I revisit an unheralded or underloved movie in my vault. I'm hoping to explain why the film works and why it deserves a fanbase. I'm also willing to accept I may be the only person to really appreciate the film in question... feel…Read More

The Words review

The poster is the best thing about this picture   Written and Directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal It's not very often I get to see a movie that fails as spectacularly as this one. And not in the usual way, from laziness or the factory-tooled mediocrity of many Hollywood movies. This doesn't fail…Read More

Top 20 Movies of 2000-2010

This ends my trawl of the internets to find materials I wrote about movies before I started this blog two years ago, materials unseen by anyone but my friends. I hope it proves to be of some use to all y'all.The criteria for choosing the best films of a decade is different than the best…Read More