Archive for tag: Zoe Kazan

“Meek’s Cutoff”: Lost on the Trail

14 September, 2011 (11:57) | by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews, Westerns | By: Sean Axmaker

Kelly Reichert’s Meek’s Cutoff (Oscilloscope) opens without preamble. We are given a place and a year —”Oregon, 1845,” stitched into a piece of homespun embroidery—and then dropped in the high desert to observe three frontier families ford a river. They wordlessly, almost morosely, march across, then take the opportunity to fill canteens, wash and check […]

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Playing for Time, Exploding Kazan and CinevardaDVD – DVDs of the Week

7 September, 2010 (00:44) | by Sean Axmaker, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Playing For Time (Olive Films) Television has offered epic portraits of the Holocaust, notably the excellent 1978 mini-series Holocaust. This 1980 TV movie, based on the memoir by Holocaust survivor Fania Fénelon and scripted for television by Arthur Miller, is a far more intimate drama and one of the most powerful TV events of its […]

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