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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

Movie Review: ‘The Souvenir’ DVD

Greetings again from the darkness. Viewers of writer-director Joanna Hogg’s semi-autobiographical feature will likely be divided into two distinct groups: those who find it to be a beautifully artistic psychological study, and those who find it to be a painfully slow watch. Fortunately, most ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Farewell’

Greetings again from the darkness. A twenty-something New York City millennial is having an other-side of-the-globe phone conversation with her Chinese grandmother. It’s immediately clear that, despite the geographic gap, these two share a close bond. We also witness the stream of lies each ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Long Shot’ Blu-ray

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

Movie Review: ‘The Art Of Self Defense’

Greetings again from the darkness. This special screening included a simulcast of the Red Carpet arrivals at the Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse hosted by Eric Davis of Fandango, and the broadcast went to many cities around the U.S. What immediately struck me from the interviews ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Long Gone Wild’

Greetings again from the darkness. As described here, Gabriela Cowperthwaite’s 2013 documentary BLACKFISH “changed everything” in regards to Orcas being held in captivity. But then Bill Neal’s documentary proceeds to lay out all of the problems that still exist and some new challenges that ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Lion King’

Greetings again from the darkness. If you have come here to read yet another take on how this next-gen remake of a beloved film doesn’t bring anything new to the story, you’ve come to the wrong place. I love cinema as an art form, ...Read More