ALPHA DOG (Nick Cassavetes, 2006)

Superficial though (for some of its protracted length) entertaining juvenile melodrama about the Jesse James Hollywood mess in California that led to the kidnapping and murder of the 15-year-old brother of a punk who owed Hollywood, a drug dealer, money. For legal reasons, all the names have been changed, with Hollywood, for example, now being […]

FAREWELL, HOME SWEET HOME (Otar Iosseliani, 1999)

The actual title of the film called in the States Farewell, Home Sweet Home is Adieu, plancher des vaches!, whose English translation would be Farewell, Cow Floor! Nineteenth-century sailors thus commented on the unpleasantness of accommodations they were leaving and expressed hope that their next accommodations would be better—which they hardly ever were. From France, […]