Diva Deconstructed (Documentary Review: “Gaga: Five Foot Two”)

An unflinching documentary that peels back the layers to reveal the human being and the artist behind the cult of celebrity that is Lady Gaga. Continue Reading →


When Bloodlines Blur (Series Review: “The Romanoffs”)

A mostly effervescent anthology series that poses the archetypal question, ‘what if there was a sole survivor in the Romanov massacre?’ If the answer is YES, what would the Russian royal bloodline’s transmogrification look like in a modern-day setting? Continue Reading →


Vengeance is Blind (Film Review: “In Darkness”)

A blind pianist living alone in London is swept up in an international murder plot when she becomes the sole witness to her neighbor’s mysterious death. Was it suicide or was she pushed off her balcony? Continue Reading →


Teaching Outside the Lines (Film Review: “The Kindergarten Teacher”)

A kindergarten teacher is convinced her student is the next Mozart, but her enthusiasm crosses the line from supportive to obsessive in this raw and unnerving drama. Continue Reading →


Family Planning (Film Review: “Private Life”)

Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn shine as an intellectual, 40-something couple in Manhattan whose struggles with infertility have reached the point of desperation, until an egg donor materializes in the form of their hero-worshiping niece. What could possibly go wrong? Continue Reading →


Mommie Dearest Must Die (Series Review: “Ordeal by Innocence”)

For anyone who thinks they’ve got the most dysfunctional family on the planet, here’s an Agatha Christie murder mystery that will send you shrieking to therapy. Welcome home! Continue Reading →


Follow The Money (Film Review: “The Resistance Banker”)

A suspenseful, true-story nail-biter about the shadow bank that financed the Dutch Resistance operation and beyond, during WWII. The Resistance Banker is a history lesson for all generations. Continue Reading →