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Film, Could Be Verse

Could Be Verse

The British indie filmmaker Sally Potter, a former dancer, lyricist, and performance artist, clearly has a taste for adventure. In 1992 that led her to Orlando, a screen adaptation of the experimental Virginia Woolf novel about an Elizabethan nobleman who…
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Film, Taste Test

Taste Test

Abel Raises Cain (U.S., 2004) In her diverting debut documentary, Jenny Abel (with Jeff Hockett) sets out to rescue her father's reputation and, beyond that, justify his life. Alan Abel is a creative writer and persuasive actor who's spent most…
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Film, <i>Off</i> Topic

Off Topic

The Groden family lives out in the middle of the New Mexico desert, far from main roads. They grow, harvest, and/or kill all their own food, own their own home, and make what little money they need from crafts. They've…
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Film, Mad About It

Mad About It

The Upside of Anger belongs to Joan Allen, who plays Terry Wolfmeyer, a wife abandoned by her husband and left to pick up the pieces and collect them in a giant bottle of vodka. Terry's is the cold, composed visage…
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