Andrea James

Movies I’ve seen

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

Tonight I went to the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles to see the premiere of a friend’s film (which kicked bootay). It’s called Sari (W)rap (see trailer) and premiered Thursday as part of the narrative shorts program. The program…

Shelter opens near you in upcoming weeks

My producer pal JD has a great film called Shelter coming out in limited release nationwide. It’s a surfing movie and a coming out movie. I have never mentioned it, but I am obsessed with surfing and could watch people…

Lenny (1974; dir. Bob Fosse)

OK, it had been a while since I saw the 1974 Bob Fosse masterpiece Lenny, but it was on HDNet a couple of days ago, so I thought I’d catch it in HD. Now, I should say that this film…

There Will Be Blood

As a fitting after-event to a Super Bowl party at my friend Willam’s, I decided to go see There Will Be Blood. Wow, I expected it to be good because I love Paul Thomas Anderson, but I was absolutely blown…

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

It’s the rare film that can capture the visceral sense of fading in and out of consciousness from first-person POV, but this film not only does that, it also gives the slightest sense of how difficult it must be to…

Movie comment: Mr. Brooks

Movie comment: Mr. Brooks

I saw this at a friend’s house the other day. I liked the look – clean and spare. I thought the Brooks/Smith relationship was great (though Strangers on a Train is still a better partner in crime story if you…

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