Cuba Redux (Documentary Review: “Cuba & The Cameraman”)

A documentary about Cuba, shot on location over a 45-year time span, offers a rare historical portrait of the island nation and its people, through Fidel: post-revolution to today. The country is still an enigma. Continue Reading →


Landing a Royal Scoop (Film Review: “A Christmas Prince”)

Can a sneaker-sporting American journalist win the heart of a bad-boy, reluctant heir to the throne, all the while posing undercover to scoop royal-watchers around the world before an imminent Christmas Eve coronation? Continue Reading →


Just Keep Walking (Film Review: “The Way Back”)

A sweeping, fact-based story about a disparate group of prisoners from a Siberian gulag who walked 4,000 miles to India seeking freedom, with the Russian tundra, the Himalayas and the Gobi Desert to cross in the process. Continue Reading →


A Semester Abroad (Documentary Review: “Amanda Knox”)

The sensational murder case that stayed an international headline story for over 4 years, while the American college student at its center languished in an Italian prison for a crime she claims she never committed. Continue Reading →


Like Father, Like Son (Film Review: “The Only Living Boy in New York”)

An all-star cast tells a classic story about fathers and sons, the cost of keeping secrets, and the consequences that arise from defying forbidden family taboos. Continue Reading →


Hillbilly Horror Show (Film Review: “Tucker & Dale vs. Evil”)

A college camping trip intersects with an innocent fishing weekend between two good ole’boys in this hilarious and gory send-up of every hillbilly horror trope on the spectrum. It’s Deliverance-meets-Texas Chainsaw Massacre, with a little … Continue Reading →


From Servitude to Slaughter (Series Review: “Alias Grace”)

A period drama ripped from the headlines of one of the most notorious murders in Canada, and the galvanizing young woman at the center of the story: this is Alias Grace. Continue Reading →