Seymour: An Introduction

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Renaissance man Ethan Hawke steps behind the camera to document the life of Seymour Bernstein, a trained concert pianist who walked away from the stage and the spotlight in order to teach the inst  

While We're Young

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Writer-director Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha) sets out in his latest film, While We’re Young, to skewer the pretensions and First World problems of the artistically privileged by inserting razor-sh  

Art and Identity, Lost and Found in 'Woman in Gold'

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Much investigation has gone into the issue of Nazi art theft during World War II, with grand efforts made to verify claims and restore pieces to their rightful owners or their surviving family members.   

Indie Horror Reinvigorates the Genre

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
In The Babadook, we get Amelia (Essie Davis), a put-upon single mother struggling to overcome the trauma of losing her husband while raising an emotionally challenged son named Samuel (Noah Wiseman), who fears the monster lurking under his bed and on the pages of a new book in his bedtime collection.  

End of an Era

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Like a film femme fatale from that era, Mad Men lured audiences in with the idealistic beauty of men and women who dressed up every day to go out into a picturesque world that seemed so different from ours — something perfectly embodied by the impossibly handsome and charming Don Draper and the advertising industry in general.  

Furious 7

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
As a diehard fan of the fourth through sixth installments in the The Fast and the Furious franchise, I have to admit that I am eagerly awaiting the chance to partake in the latest adventures of th  

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
I have to say, based on the premise alone, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter certainly promises to be a one-of-a-kind experience. Co-writing along with his younger brother Nathan, David Zellner, a multi  

The Last Five Years

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Based on Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown’s musical play, The Last Five Years from writer-director Richard LaGravenese (PS I Love You and Freedom Writers) captures the f  

Merchants of Doubt

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
I thoroughly appreciate the conceit that documentary director Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) uses to introduce his latest feature — Merchants of Doubt — which explores the flim-flam nature of public  

Period Thriller '’71' Runs All Night Through Belfast

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Streets don’t get much meaner than those of Belfast back in 1971 as the British army all but occupied the territory, caught up in what amounted to terroristic street fights between Catholics and Protestants with few truly innocent bystanders in the middle.   

HBO Doc Shines New Light on Scientology

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (8 p.m. Sunday, HBO), based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, looks to dispel rumors and drop some serious information about Scientology on the masses.  

Deli Man

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Erik Anjou (director of the documentaries A Cantor’s Tale and The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground, as well as the author of the novel The Conscience of the King, the story of a young man who comes to r  

Get Hard

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Disparate buddy comedies typically rely on opposites coming together — in the Odd Couple mold — but there is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to bring two high-powered box office comedic   


0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
More buddy comedy shenanigans, but in the case of Home, an animated feature from Tim Johnson (previously at the helm of Antz and Over the Hedge), the pairing features an alien named Oh (voiced by Ji  

An Honest Liar

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Within today’s worldview, to be a “skeptic” bears questionable connotations, to say the least. Skepticism strays down the partisan path of denying evidence without even giving a fair reading