David Archive

USA Film Festival 2017 Review: ‘Unleashed’

Greetings again from the darkness. Quirky is an overused word to describe far too many offbeat independent movies and unconventional actors. However, sometimes no better word exists, and that’s exactly the situation with writer/director Finn Taylor’s latest. A full moon cosmic event results in ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Danger Close’

Greetings again from the darkness. This is the third in a series of unparalleled looks at war from the front line courtesy of co-directors Christian Tureaud and David Salzberg. Their 2014 documentary The Hornet’s Nest followed war correspondent Mike Boettcher and his son as ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Truman’

Greetings again from the darkness. Is this a cancer movie? A dog movie? A buddy movie? Well, the answer is yes – at least somewhat – to all three. Writer/director Cesc Gay and co-writer Tomas Aragay offer up an unusually paced and uniquely focused ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Born In China’

Greetings again from the darkness. You’d be hard-pressed to name or find anything cuter than a baby Panda, and the folks at Disneynature don’t hesitate in taking full advantage of our affinity for such fuzzy black and white cuddliness. Am I upset with them ...Read More

USA Film Festival 2017 Preview

The 47th annual Dallas-based USA Film Festival will be held April 26 -30, 2017 at the Angelika Film Center, although please note a special extended Pre-Opening Night presentation of writer/director Del Shores’ A VERY SORDID WEDDING will be held at the historic Texas Theatre ...Read More