‘Bleeding Heart’ proves to be a heart pounding Tribeca Premeire

Zosia Mamet and Jessica Biel in BLEEDING HEART (Image Credit: Aaron Epstein)

Zosia Mamet and Jessica Biel in BLEEDING HEART (Image Credit: Aaron Epstein)

In Diane Bell’s sophomore feature, Bleeding Heart, Jessica Biel stars as May, a reserved yoga instructor whose life is thrown off course when she meets her half-sister, Shiva (Zosia Mamet), for the first time.  Spiritual and sweet May quickly gets swept up in trying to save sex-worker Shiva not only from herself, but also from her abusive pimp boyfriend, leading to dangerous results. Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Hitchcock’

Anthony Hopkins as “Alfred Hitchcock" on the set of HITCHCOCK (Image Credit: Suzanne Tenner/FOX)

Anthony Hopkins as “Alfred Hitchcock” on the set of HITCHCOCK (Image Credit: Suzanne Tenner/FOX)

I finally made it out to see Hitchcock this past weekend but made the mistake of watching The Girl only a few days beforehand.  This led me to inevitably compare and contrast the two stories while I was watching.  Nonetheless, I will spare you the details of those comparisons.  Although the title indicates a focus on the auteur, there was a lot more focus on his wife, Alma Reville, than I anticipated.  Not that I was disappointed, in fact, I have taken Hitchcock classes and studied his films in schools but little was ever written about the significant influence Alma had on his work.  Continue reading

Movie Review: ‘Playing for Keeps’

Jessica Biel, Noah Lomax and Gerard Butler in PLAYING FOR KEEPS (Image Credit: Dale Robinette)

Jessica Biel, Noah Lomax and Gerard Butler in PLAYING FOR KEEPS (Image Credit: Dale Robinette)

Although romantic comedies do not rank highly on my list of “best movies” they do provide a sort of catharsis for the female soul.  I suppose we’ve all been disappointed so many times in the realm of romance that watching our favorite hunky actor pour his guts out to his onscreen love interest (aka, the audience member stand in) makes us all feel a little better about our own lives.  Continue reading