David Archive

Movie Review: ‘Lean On Pete’ Blu-ray

Greetings again from the darkness. Andrew Haigh’s follow-up to his gut-wrenching 45 YEARS (2015) is “a boy and a horse” movie that is every bit as emotionally draining, and secures his spot as one of the best filmmakers at bringing characters we thoroughly believe ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Blockers’ Blu-ray

Greetings again from the darkness. Teen sex comedies exploring new boundaries are a Hollywood tradition. ANIMAL HOUSE (1978), PORKY’S (1981), AMERICAN PIE (1999), and SUPERBAD (2007) all pushed the limits of decency for their era, and provided varying levels of laughter while doing so. ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Catcher Was A Spy’

Greetings again from the darkness. World War II. Baseball. Spies. A true story. Assemble all those pieces and you have Morris “Moe” Berg. Director Ben Lewin (THE SESSIONS, 2012) brings the fascinating story to the big screen with Robert Rodat’s (Oscar nominated for SAVING ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Distorted’

Greetings again from the darkness. Being startled awake by a nightmare is disconcerting for all of us. When that dream is strobe-like with flashes to a personal tragedy, the horrifying images carryover into daily life, impacting one’s mental stability. Such is the new-norm for ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Eating Animals’

Greetings again from the darkness. Our food supply and sources have become a deserved focal point of interest over the past few years, and director Christopher Quinn brings the 2009 best- selling book by Jonathan Safran Foer to the big screen to ensure we ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Misandrists’

THE MISANDRISTS Greetings again from the darkness. An injured man is attended to by a group of females in an isolated home, and things don’t go so well. You might assume this is similar to THE BEGUILED, but you’d be mistaken. Written and directed ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Death Of Stalin’ DVD

Greetings again from the darkness. Having previously lampooned the political landscape of England (IN THE LOOP, “The Thick of it”) and the United States (“Veep”), writer/director Armando Iannucci turns his skewering pen and clear eye to a bygone era in Russia. Based on the ...Read More