David Archive

Movie Review: ‘Patti Cake$’

Greetings again from the darkness. A gritty, New Jersey based story of a blue-collar white girl trying to make it in hip-hop sounds like the makings of a film festival favorite – especially since it’s the first feature from its director and features a ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Logan Lucky’

Greetings again from the darkness. When we think of public figures retiring, we typically accept that athletes, politicians and entertainers will no longer be honing their craft or grinding in their profession. Perhaps they will write their memoirs, or even dodge TMZ completely by ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘California Typewriter’

Greetings again from the darkness. QWERTY. Chances are you recognize that from your laptop keyboard, and have never thought about the origin or design reason. This is just one of the fascinating topics in the surprisingly interesting and entertaining documentary from Doug Nichol (former ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘In This Corner Of The World’

Greetings again from the darkness. There is something hypnotic about the hand-drawn animation of writer/director Sunao Katabuchi’s film based on the 2007-09 Japanese manga (comic) by Fumiyo Kouno. With some similarities to Takahata’s 1988 classic Grave of the Fireflies, it’s more than a wartime ...Read More

‘Women Texas Film Festival’ 2017 Preview

It’s year two for Women Texas Film Festival (WTxFF), and while that in itself is an accomplishment, it’s certainly no surprise. Coming off a well-received inaugural 2016, Founder and Artistic Director Justine Walford’s festival remains the only one in Texas dedicated solely to “women ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Brigsby Bear’

Greetings again from the darkness. Many kids get obsessed with their favorite TV show and characters. Perhaps it’s Minnie Mouse, Sesame Street or even Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Whatever or whomever it is, they typically enjoy sharing their experiences with their friends. When we ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Step’

Greetings again from the darkness. Director Amanda Lipitz proves that a documentary can be both inspiring and a bit sad. She takes us inside the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and introduces us to the senior girls on the Step dance squad known ...Read More