The Woman Behind the Man (Film Review: “Mr. & Mrs. Adelman”)

A captivating and dizzying chronicle of one literary marriage over a 45 year time span, according to rival husband vs. wife narrators. Is the Truth somewhere in-between? 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 →


Outsource Your Suicide (Film Review: “Dead In A Week . . . or your money back”

A darkly comic, violently slapstick story of a depressed young man who can’t seem to get the job done, so he hires a professional to ‘off’ him, satisfaction guaranteed. Continue Reading →


The Jewish Problem (Film Review: “They Are Everywhere”)

A timely comedy that takes no prisoners in its sendup of Jewish stereotypes through the ages, refracted through a modern lens and playing out in disturbing ways across France and beyond. Continue Reading →


Dancing Girl (Film Review: “Girl”)

An intense portrait of a transgender teen in Belgium whose only wish is to be a ballerina. . . based on a true story. Continue Reading →


The Breakup Assist, Kiwi Style (Film Review: “The Breaker Upperers”)

A zany and delightfully lowbrow comedy about breaking up, and the wacky BFFs who will do it for you, for a price. . . another comic gem from New Zealand. Continue Reading →


No Man is an Island (Film Review: “About A Boy”)

A Valentine’s Day Weekend gem: About A Boy. An instant classic that just gets better with age, it’s Hugh Grant at the top of his game. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry . . . if you missed it the first time around, don’t make the same mistake twice! Continue Reading →