David Archive

Movie Review: ‘Leviathan’

Greetings again from the darkness. It may surprise some that the most relatable of the Foreign Language films submitted for Oscar consideration this year may be a rural Russian re-imagining of the Book of Job with a tip of the cap to a 1651 ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The World Made Straight’

Greetings again from the darkness. The Hatfields and McCoys family feud has long been a favorite topic and inspiration for literary and film projects. Lesser known, but ultimately more tragic and historically vital, is the 1863 Shelton Laurel Massacre during the Civil War. The ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Selma’

Greetings again from the darkness. Historical dramatizations can be a tricky business, as delivering both truth and entertainment value is quite challenging. There is always an expert quick to point out any artistic license taken at the expense of historical accuracy. Of course, most ...Read More

David’s Top 10 Films

Greetings again from the darkness. Being neither a Film Producer nor head of a Studio, I have the luxury of evaluating a movie year based on the quality of films, rather than Box Office results. This year, the top 6 on the list fell ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Big Eyes’

Greetings again from the darkness. Based on the true events of artist Margaret Keane and her husband Walter, the latest from director Tim Burton is the closest thing to reality he has produced since his only other biopic, Ed Wood (1994). But fear not, ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Joe Show’

Greetings again from the darkness. Quick! Name the Sheriff in your County. It’s highly unlikely that you can (unless you also serve in Law Enforcement). In fact, you probably can’t name any real Sheriff currently in office – that eliminates Wyatt Earp and Mayberry’s ...Read More