The Chief’s Daughter (Film Review: “Lionheart”)

A heartwarming generational story about a Nigerian family’s efforts to hold onto their transportation business, against all odds. Continue Reading →


The Obedient Son (Film Review: “The Awakening of Motti Wolkenbruch”)

A funny and touching story about a nice Orthodox Jewish boy who breaks his Yiddish mother’s heart by falling head over heels for a hot shiksa. True Love or Recipe for Disaster? Continue Reading →


We’re All Ridiculous (Film Review: “What We Did on Our Holiday”)

An instant favorite about an eccentric young family in turmoil and their annual holiday in the Scottish Highlands with a wise and hilarious grandfather on the eve of his milestone birthday. Continue Reading →


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 →