David Archive

Movie Review: ‘The Front Runner’

Greetings again from the darkness. Jason Reitman has proven himself to be an outstanding filmmaker who delivers entertaining stories with insightful commentary often accompanied by biting humor. His excellent films include: THANK YOU FOR SMOKING, JUNO, UP IN THE AIR, and one of this ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Widows’

Greetings again from the darkness. Woman power. Black power. Racist old white men. Corrupt politicians. Abusive husbands. Cheating white husbands. Racist cops. Men are bad. Women are strong and good. If a filmmaker were to blend all of these stereotypes into a single movie, ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Under The Wire’

Greetings again from the darkness. With release dates so close together, this documentary from director Christopher Martin makes a superb companion piece to director Matthew Heineman’s film, A PRIVATE WAR – the Marie Colvin biopic with an excellent performance by Rosamund Pike. Heineman’s film ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Green Book’

Greetings again from the darkness. “The Negro Motorist Green Book” was a travel guide highlighting safe places for African Americans to stay, eat and visit from the 1930’s through the mid 1960’s. Yes, it was a real publication and yes, there was a real ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Wasted Talent’

Greetings again from the darkness. The first thing to note here is that the title refers to a young actor who scuttled his career through drug addiction – an addiction which ultimately led to a burglary that ended in tragedy and a prison sentence. ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Mile 22’ Blu-ray

Greetings again from the darkness. I like secrets too! By definition, information is scarce on these teams, so Secret Ops units are perfect fodder for intrigue, espionage, and geopolitical action flicks. A fictional account of an elite paramilitary unit chasing down Russian spies is ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Children Act’ DVD

Greetings again from the darkness. There are some actors who are so talented that they elevate most any material to a watchable status. Emma Thompson is one of the few. She is an Oscar winner for Best Adapted Screenplay (SENSE AND SENSIBILITY) and for ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘A Private War’

Greetings again from the darkness. Marie Colvin was a (seemingly) fearless war correspondent obsessed with giving a voice to those forgotten during war. Were she alive today, she could not have hand-picked a better filmmaker than Matthew Heineman to tell her story. Director Heineman ...Read More