Through a Screen, Darkly (Series Review: “Black Mirror”)

Black Mirror is a ghastly (yet darkly comic) dystopia in which the staples of modern technology wield dire consequences. Put down your devices and pay attention. Continue Reading →

Italian partisans associated with the Partito d'Azione during the liberation of Milan.   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

The Medals You Don’t Wear on Your Chest (Documentary Review: “My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes”)

An enlightening portrait of true courage embodied by ordinary citizens, clergy and a superstar athlete, in the face of Nazi terror in Italy during World War II. Continue Reading →


A (Funny) Hot Mess (Series Review: “Fleabag”)

Fleabag may be the most harrowing and hilarious series from across the Pond in years, a totally unique show which deftly weds grief & comedy, to sparkling effect. Continue Reading →


Yield to Art in Transit (Documentary Review: “The First Monday in May”)

A fascinating insider’s tour of the most illustrious fashion show on earth, The First Monday in May once and for all settles the Is-Fashion-Art? debate, elegantly of course. Continue Reading →


The Bean Whisperer (Film Review: “Sweet Bean”)

Sweet Bean is a gentle film that lingers on the senses. It’s like biting into the Japanese pastry at the heart of the story and realizing that what may at first taste too sugary is in fact deliciously, soulfully comforting. Continue Reading →


Girls & Their Party Goblins (Stand-Up Comedy Review: “Iliza Shlesinger: Freezing Hot”)

Iliza Shlesinger: Freezing Hot captures the inner workings of the female mind when set loose upon the unsuspecting American Male in the wild kingdom otherwise known as Dating. Continue Reading →


My Big Fat Patel Wedding (Documentary Review: “Meet the Patels”)

Meet the Patels is the hilarious real-life misadventure of an Indian son in today’s America who places his romantic future in the hands of his old-world parents. Continue Reading →