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 →


Life is a Do-Over (Film Review: “About Time”)

A supremely heartfelt story of a young man whose only fervent wish is to find true love, and the super power that allows him to resurrect moments from his life until he gets it just right. If you loved Love, Actually, you’ll fall in love all over again, and again, and again with About Time. Continue Reading →