Despite stunning visuals and solid performances from Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg as two sisters grappling with each other as well as their impending doom, Lars von Trier’s “Melancholia” falls flat, unable to maintain the story’s momentum for its lengthy, two-hour-plus run.
“The Rum Diary,” based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel, stars Johnny Depp as an American writer whose self-imposed exile to Puerto Rico in 1960 falls short of his utopian dreams when he gets caught in the crossfire between the island’s local natives and greedy expatriates.
The 14th United Nations Association Film Festival continues through this weekend. Last time, we featured projects whose stories and filmmakers were rooted in the Stanford community, but in case you missed them, all you budding global citizens can still check out these screenings and panel discussions, which all conveniently take place on campus.
In Drake Doremus’ “Like Crazy”, Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones star as Jacob and Anna, an American and a Brit whose relationship becomes compromised when Anna violates her student visa and is banned from the United States.
Prized Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar returns to the screen with “The Skin I Live In”, a psychological drama infused with equal parts mystery and body horror.
Today marks Day 1 of the 14th United Nations Association Film Festival, originally founded by Stanford educator Jasmina Bojic to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Feminism, medicine, science and technology collide in Tanya Wexler’s “Hysteria,” a romantic comedy centered on the unlikely origins of the world’s most ubiquitous sex toy–the vibrator.
Based on Beau Willimon’s play “Farragut North,” George Clooney’s latest directorial effort “The Ides of March” is a sharp and timely drama, whose allusions to the ruthless ambition and corruption that run rampant in the game of American politics hit all too close to home.