David Archive

Movie Short Review: ‘2nd Class’

Greetings again from the darkness. Swedish filmmaker Jimmy Olsson continues his streak of excellent short films with the story of an idealistic school teacher’s reaction to the harshness that periodically accompanies real life. We first meet Charlotte, a student recognized for her studies in ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Christopher Robin’

Greetings again from the darkness. “It’s always a sunny day when Christopher Robin comes to play.” You know when it’s not a sunny day? When grown man Christopher Robin ignores his wife and daughter to work every waking hour at his job as an ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Generation Wealth’

Greetings again from the darkness. John Lennon wrote “Money don’t get everything, it’s true. What it don’t get, I can’t use. Now give me money. That’s what I want.” Gordon Gekko said “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.” Photographer-Director Lauren Greenfield ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Rider’ On DVD

Greetings again from the darkness. Sometimes the universe creates its own balance. Watching this little independent gem the day before watching the new Avengers movie reinforces what a diverse art form the cinema provides. Writer/director Chloe Zhao continues to make her presence felt as ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Buckshot’

Greetings again from the darkness. Part of the fun that goes with watching a filmmaker’s feature film debut is the hope and optimism that precedes the viewing. At a minimum, we expect to see something original – something … anything … that inspired this ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Final Portrait’ DVD

Greetings again from the darkness. Geoffrey Rush is such a uniquely talented performer that I wouldn’t hesitate to walk into any of his projects with little hint as to the subject matter. He is simply that good at what he does. Here he plays ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Overboard’ Blu-ray

Greetings again from the darkness. It’s interesting that movies and TV sitcoms are fair game when it comes to remakes. We don’t find authors re-writing Hemingway or Fitzgerald. A painter who copies Picasso is labeled a forger. Even when a pianist interprets a Chopin ...Read More