David Archive

Movie Review: ‘The Professor’

Greetings again from the darkness. Cancer comedies are few and far between, and that’s understandable since the often deadly disease brings with it so much suffering and sadness. Writer-Director Wayne Roberts pulls no punches. The opening scene finds a doctor breaking the dreaded diagnosis ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Ask For Jane’

Greetings again from the darkness. Sometimes the message of a movie is so much more important than the production quality that we can look past the ‘how’ that would normally make watching a chore, and instead focus on the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ to ...Read More

2019 Oak Cliff Film Festival Preview

The 8th annual Oak Cliff Film Festival (#OCFF2019) runs June 6-9, 2019 and co-founders Barak Epstein and Jason Reimer are back to provide a unique experience blending films, music, parties, workshops and the local flavor of one of Texas’ most distinctive communities. As always, ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Tolkien’

Greetings again from the darkness. As fascinated as we are with great writers, the cinematic appeal of watching someone put pen to paper, clack away on a manual typewriter, or peck at their laptop keyboard is at best negligible, and more likely, non-existent. Still, ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The White Crow’

Greetings again from the darkness. Nijinsky. Nureyev. Bruhn. Baryshnikov. The legends of male ballet dancers starts with that list, and possibly include a handful of others. Ralph Fiennes directs a screenplay from David Hare that brings us the story of how one of these, ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Charlie Says’

Greetings again from the darkness. Author Joan Didion wrote “the 1960’s ended abruptly on August 9, 1969”, and as we approach the 50th anniversary of that tragic night … actually two tragic nights (August 8 and 9) … there is no shortage of recollections ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Long Shot’

Greetings again from the darkness. Romantic Comedies and Political Parodies are staples in the film industry, and have been for many decades. The combination of the three – a political romantic comedy – is a bit rarer, though we have seen it in such ...Read More