Day: March 21, 2015

Film Review: ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’

March 21, 2015

Think of “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” as a gift: a work of essential spiritual enlightenment, elegantly interpreted by nine of the world’s leading independent animators, all tied up and wrapped in a family-friendly bow by “The Lion King” director Roger Allers. A longtime passion project for producer Salma Hayek-Pinault, Lebanese philosopher-poet Gibran’s beloved guide to […]

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Film Review: ‘Murmur of the Hearts’

March 21, 2015

Image Courtesy of Dream Creek Prod. Co. Mapping how a painter, her boxer b.f and her tour-guide brother make their bumpy passage through adulthood, “Murmur of the Hearts” is suffused with elegiac yearning. This introspective drama marks a transition for actress-helmer-scribe Sylvia Chang, from rapt romances (“Tempting Heart”) and family dramedies (“Tonight Nobody Goes Home”) […]

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SXSW Film Review: ‘Night Owls’

March 21, 2015

A cracked romantic comedy depicting a one-night-stand turned all-night-standoff, “Night Owls” gives new meaning to the studiospeak phrase “execution-dependent.” Navigating a sharp tonal shift, parceling out backstories on a strict need-to-know basis, and taking place under unbelievable circumstances set entirely in a single location, director Charles Hood’s sophomore feature could have gone south in any number of […]

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