How To Come In From The Cold (Film Review: “3 Days of the Condor”)

A classic film that captured the imagination of an entire generation in the mid 70s, showcasing Redford and Dunaway at the height of their physical beauty, 3 Days of the Condor is still a piercingly relevant and seminal spy thriller, even more enjoyable the second time around. Continue Reading →


Listening In (Film Review: “The Lives of Others”)

A timely and tautly wound Cold War drama about the perils of independent thought in East Germany, where privacy is never assumed and no one can be trusted. Continue Reading →


Off the Beaten Track (Film Review: “Transsiberian”)

When an American couple befriends two strangers on a train traveling through Russia’s Siberian wilderness, they have no idea what mayhem lies in their path. Continue Reading →


Her Boyfriend’s Man Crush (Film Review: “Juliet, Naked”)

A clever, warmhearted comedy about the dangers of settling for less, as well as meeting your idols in real life. Suddenly it’s a triangle. Continue Reading →


Ciao, Bro! (Film Review: “My Country”)

Two brothers who’ve never met – one in America and the other in Rome – team up for a road trip to their father’s remote Italian village. It’s a semi-comical feast for the eyes & the soul. . . and of course the stomach. Continue Reading →


Sleeping Beauties (Documentary Review: “Life Overtakes Me”)

A bizarre medical phenomenon hitting children of immigrant refugee families in Sweden (and beyond), in which they slowly detach from the world to the point of a slumber from which they cannot awaken. Continue Reading →


Murder & Pizza on the Streets of Naples (Series Review: “The Bastards of Pizzofalcone”)

When a disgraced cop from Sicily is assigned to a motley crew of loser detectives in the worst neighborhood in Naples, resignation turns to surprise when they start bringing serious criminals to justice. Continue Reading →