“August Rush” by Kirsten Sheridan (USA, 2007)

August Rush

Full of clichés and impossibilities, so  predictable!

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Robin Williams
Directed by Kirsten Sheridan
Written by Nick Castle, James V. Hart, Paul Castro
Music by Mark Mancina
Cinematography by John Mathieson
Film Editing by William Steinkamp


“Disco Pigs” by Kirsten Sheridan (Ireland, 2001)

Disco Pigs

The story of an ‘amour fou’. Great acting by Cilian Murphy

Cast: Elaine Cassidy, Cillian Murphy, Sarah Gallagher
Director: Kirsten Sheridan
Writers: Enda Walsh
Music by Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer
Cinematography by Igor Jadue-Lillo
Film Editing by Ben Yeates

“Diaz – Don’t Clean Up That Blood” by Daniele Vicari (Italy, 2012)

Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood

Cast: Claudio Santamaria, Jennifer Ulrich, Elio Germano
Director: Daniele Vicari
Writers: Daniele Vicari
Music by Teho Teardo
Cinematography by Gherardo Gossi
Film Editing by Benni Atria

“Tiny Furniture” by Lena Dunham (USA, 2010)

Tiny Furniture

The pathetic days of a young woman in search of love and affection who is rejected by everyone / difficult to get emotionally involved in the lead personage
The director, her mother and her sister are playing their respective roles.

Cast: Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, Alex Karpovsky, Jemima Kirke, Rachel Howe, David Call
Written and directed by Lena Dunham
Music by Teddy Blanks
Cinematography by Jody Lee Lipes
Film Editing by Lance Edmands

“Waitress” by Adrienne Shelly (USA, 2007)


Good direction and dialogues, funny

Cast: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto
Director: Adrienne Shelly
Writer: Adrienne Shelly
Music by Andrew Hollander
Cinematography by Matthew Irving
Film Editing by Annette Davey

“Sleeping Beauty” by Julia Leigh (Australia, 2011)

Sleeping Beauty

A beautiful young woman – student, waitress, and office girl – has to use her body as a prostitute, for medical experiments, and as a sex object to make ends meet.

Cast: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie
Director: Julia Leigh
Writer: Julia Leigh (screenplay)
Music by Ben Frost
Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson
Film Editing by Nick Meyers

“Nobody Walks” by Ry Russo-Young (USA, 2012)

Nobody Walks

All the personages except one are lost, stuck with desires that they can’t control

Cast: Olivia Thirlby, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dylan McDermott, Rhys Wakefield, Justin Kirk
Directed by Ry Russo-Young
Written by Lena Dunham, Russo-Young
Music by Will Bates, Fall On Your Sword
Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt
Film Editing by John W. Walter