From Paris to NYC by way of Morocco (Standup Comedy Special: “Gad Elmaleh: American Dream”)

A national treasure in France, Gad Elmaleh proves that his humor extends beyond the provenance of baguettes and pastries as he delves into the tricky terrain of the English language, joining other immigrant pioneers in search of The American Dream. Continue Reading →


A Better Life on this Scepter’d Isle (Series Review: “Collateral”)

Carey Mulligan shines in a new, limited British crime series in which the cold-blooded murder of a Syrian pizza delivery man is only the first piece of a wider, more sinister plot which unfolds against a backdrop of political intrigue and anti-immigration anxiety. Continue Reading →


Anniversary Milestone -or- Tombstone (Film Review: “45 Years”)

In the days leading up to their 45th wedding anniversary, an elderly couple receives disturbing news from the past. Will new revelations on an old tragedy threaten to erode their future together? Continue Reading →


Smart & The City (Film Review: “Carrie Pilby”)

A family-friendly charmer about a young genius living in New York City who learns that brains alone can’t solve the puzzling equation called Life. Continue Reading →


Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Film Review: “The Climb”)

A surprisingly moving comic adventure, based on a true story, about the heights one man will climb in the name of True Love. A breathless and joyful journey that takes us from a housing project on the outskirts of Paris to the summit of Mt. Everest. Continue Reading →


It Must Have Felt Like Flying (Documentary Review: “9/11: The Falling Man”)

A powerful, sobering documentary on the images of 9/11 that proved too disturbing for Americans to witness after their release the next day, which from then on have been largely withheld from public view. 9/11: The Falling Man is an historical must-see. Continue Reading →


Father, I Confess (Film Review: “The Good Catholic”)

A sincere and modest film about an earnest young priest whose rigid servitude to the life of the cloth is challenged when a headstrong woman shows up in his confessional. Continue Reading →