David Archive

Movie Review: ‘Brian Banks’

Greetings again from the darkness. With the momentum of the #MeToo movement, and the attention being paid to harassment and discrimination in all walks of life, there really is no better time for a film that tells the story of Brian Banks. We are ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Kitchen’

Greetings again from the darkness. This is not a comedy. Ordinarily a movie review would not begin by telling you what the movie is not, but when the theatre marquee flashes “Starring Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish”, most anyone would assume they are in ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Light Of My Life’

Greetings again from the darkness. The opening scene features an adolescent child spellbound by the bedtime story being told by a father. The story is an enhanced and personalized version of Noah’s Ark, and the scene goes on for at least 10 minutes … ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Ode To Joy’

Greetings again from the darkness. You might be familiar with the disease “narcolepsy”, but unless you or someone close to you suffers from it, you’re likely unfamiliar with “cataplexy” – a symptom of narcolepsy that causes sudden and extreme muscle weakness typically brought on ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Nightingale’

Greetings again from the darkness. With only her second feature film, Jennifer Kent (THE BABADOOK) has created a near cinematic masterpiece. The only thing holding it back is the historical subject matter and the no-holds-barred approach that will surely limit its audience. From an ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘Low’

Greetings again from the darkness. A well-dressed man (Vincent Cusimano) is informed that he won’t be hired due to an unspecified blemish on his background check. His desperation leads him to don a black ski mask and point a gun at the teller as ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘Coda’

Greetings again from the darkness. Alex is a young woman who can’t seem to find her way in life. She is a CODA: Child of Deaf Adults. She doesn’t belong to the deaf community, the hearing community, or her dance company. Alex views herself ...Read More