David Archive

Movie Review: ‘The Founder’

Greetings again from the darkness. How you define success will likely determine your interpretation of this film that is every bit as much about the humble beginnings and explosive growth of McDonalds as it is a biopic of Ray Kroc, the self-professed “founder” of ...Read More

Movie Review: ’20th Century Women’

Greetings again from the darkness. Writer/director Mike Mills has found a niche, and a form of therapy, by exploring and exposing his life in a most public manner … on the silver screen. Beginners (2010) brought us the story of his father’s (an Oscar ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Patriots Day’

Greetings again from the darkness. Is it too soon? If not, is it too painful to revisit? Even if the time is right, is injecting a fictitious supercop into the horrific events an acceptable approach? Every viewer of the film will have their own ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Claire In Motion’

Greetings again from the darkness. A math professor and an art professor are apt to view the world discordantly, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t capable of a strong personal relationship together. After planting a morning kiss on the cheek of his wife, Paul ...Read More

Short Film Review: ‘Graffiti’

Greetings again from the darkness. Here’s yet another post-apocalyptic story, and it even borrows “a boy and his dog” from I Am Legend (2007). However, within minutes, we are drawn in by the stillness of the setting, and the foreboding, snow-covered surroundings that this ...Read More

David’s Top Movies Of 2016

For me, the year 2016 resulted in my watching and reviewing 196 new releases (down from 234 in 2015). While you won’t find many of my favorites near the top of the Box Office list, there were still dozens of films that I found ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Silence’

Greetings again from the darkness. Martin Luther King said “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”. Martin Scorcese’s esteemed film career could be described as unveiling that staircase, one step/film at a time. Religion, spirituality and yes, ...Read More