Lucky Life (2010)

Lucky Life is now streaming at Hulu, and my review is up at Good Letters, the blog at ImageJournal.org. … [Read more...]

Your Lucky Day: Lucky Life is Finally Available. Watch It for Free!

One of my favorite movies of 2010 was Lucky Life.Never heard of it? I'm not surprised. It was never released in the U.S. It only played a couple of festivals, if I recall correctly.But it needs to be seen. It's the newest film by the director of 2007's awe-inspiring film Munyurangabo. You may remember that I was particularly excited about that film, and that I interviewed the director, Lee Isaac Chung. (The Interview: Part One, Part Two)Lucky Life arrived before The Tree of Life, and … [Read more...]

Another “Munyurangabo” Fan. Guess Who.

If you visit this blog, you've probably read my various raves about the film Munyurangabo. … [Read more...]

Today at Filmwell: Meet Lee Isaac Chung! A 2-Part Conversation

I'm thrilled to share my interview with Lee Isaac Chung, director of Munyurangabo, today at Filmwell.Part OnePart TwoChung also shared an essay, published at Filmwell, about his experiences and approach to filmmaking.You can bet his movie will be in my short list of favorites for 2009. It's easily my favorite so far.My review will be up at Image next week. … [Read more...]

Browser: Lee Isaac Chung; “Departures” and “The Song of Sparrows”; David Carradine

A good Thursday to you all.1.In the next week, I'll be posting a series of pieces about Munyurangabo and director Lee Isaac Chung. The first, an essay contributed by Chung himself, is now posted at Filmwell.org.2. Also online today: CT Movies has published my commentary on two films: "Departures" and "The Song of Sparrows".And, speaking of "departures" ...3. David Carradine has died. At IFC, David Hudson is compiling the tributes and developing reports. Chris Willman has … [Read more...]

What is “Munyurangabo”? And Why Do You Need to Know About It?

Of all the films I saw in 2008, two stood out above the rest. … [Read more...]

Hughes: Don’t miss Munyurangambo, "far and away the best debut I saw all year"

Darren Hughes, a moviegoer whose recommendations have led me to some memorable and profoundly inspiring films over the last few years, has just posted about another one I'm adding to my must-see list.He writes: Munyurangabo was one of my favorite films of 2007 and was far and away the best debut I saw all year. I'm really eager to see what [filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung] does next. His in-depth article about the film, which includes a conversation with the filmmaker, has just been published in … [Read more...]


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