Julia Gardner, Rory Culkin, Liam Aikin
Rachel is a rambunctious teenager from a fundamentalist Mormon family in Utah. On Rachel’s 15th birthday, she discovers a forbidden cassette tape with rock music on it. Having never heard anything like it, Rachel has a miraculous experience. Three months later, Rachel turns up pregnant and claims to have had an immaculate conception from listening to the music. Rachel’s parents arrange a marriage for Rachel, but Rachel runs...Read Full Story
With a rather spectacular opening day at the festival, it was back down to the Queens Film Theatre for yet another healthy dose of independent cinema. This time in the form of Lymelife, from director Derick Martini and produced by, screen legend, Martin Scorsese. A darling of the Sundance Festival in 2008, can it match such acclaim in Belfast?
Set in the early 80s, Long Island, New York, Lymelife follows two families who crumble when tangled relationships, real estate problems and Lyme...Read Full Story
Are you aware that the suburbs aren't nearly as idyllic as they may appear?It's true. All those polished, homogenous facades, with their manicured lawns and their fancy cars parked out front — sometimes they hide the fact that the people living inside aren't all that happy.Well, if you haven't seen the myriad movies that have made this point, up to and including last year's overwrought "Revolutionary Road," Derick Martini hammers it home with not-so-subtle symbolism in "Lymelife," his...Read Full Story
Starring Rory Culkin, Alec Baldwin, and Emma Roberts
Directed by Derrick Martini
I think Swine Flu is made up. I don't know why it popped up now and I don't know who did it, but it smacks of
fearmongering more than legitimate, justifiable concern. Compare it to the Spanish Flu pandemic of the early 20th
century, which killed somewhere between 40 and 50 million people. Now that's something to be afraid of.
In Lymelife, Brenda Bartlett (Jill
Hennessey) is a...Read Full Story
View the Trailer & Photo Gallery Bookmark this on Delicious Print PageAs Mena Suvari’s Angela informs Lester (Kevin Spacey) in the events leading up to the unexpected yet inevitable gunshot near the conclusion of Allan Ball’s screenplay for Sam Mendes’ American Beauty, “I don’t think there’s anything worse than being ordinary.” And for movies set in the undeniably ordinary yet endlessly dysfunctional location of American suburbia, this seems to be a recurring theme. Typically we’re presented...Read Full Story
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