New in theaters this week from Union Pictures is the newest film from acclaimed writer/director Sally Potter about coming of age in turbulent 1960’s London England, “Ginger and Rosa”. The film starts an exclusive engagement at the Varsity cinemas this week and hits Vancouver and Montreal next week. So with its limited engagements in Canada, is Ginger and Rosa worth seeking out?
Ginger and Rosa
Written and Directed by Sally Potter
It’s London 1962. Two teenage girls Ginger (Fanning) and Rosa (Englert) are inseparable friends; in fact the two have been linked together since they day they were both born, but the growing threat of nuclear war casts a shadow over their lives. Both rebel against their mothers: Rosa’s single mum, Anoushka (more…)
Ruby Sparks Blu-Ray
Starring Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas, Elliot Gould and Steve Coogan
Written by Zoe Kazan
Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
Now available on Blu-Ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox is the quirky comedy from writer/star Zoe Kazan, Ruby Sparks. Zoe, granddaughter of prolific director Elia Kazan, is following in the footsteps of her parents by writing Ruby Sparks. Yet when it came to directing the film she was more than happy to let the tandem of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris of Little Miss Sunshine fame take the lead. It’s been six years since Dayton and Faris stormed the indie scene with the runaway sensation of Sunshine, will Ruby Sparks make that six year span without a follow-up worth the wait?
29 year old high school dropout Calvin, who at 19 wrote a ground-breaking novel (more…)