David Archive

Movie Review: ‘The Sun Is Also A Star’

Greetings again from the darkness. Taking star-crossed lovers to a new dimension, director Ry Russo-Young (BEFORE I FALL, 2017) presents Nicola Yoon’s best-selling YA novel as a traditional love-at-first-sight romance augmented with contemporary twists and issues. Tracy Oliver (GIRLS TRIP, 2017) adapted the story ...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: ‘Tell It To The Bees’

Greetings again from the darkness. Secrets and lies become a tangled web of messiness that impacts lives and relationships in this story adapted from Fiona Shaw’s 2009 novel. Annabel Jankel (known for her music videos and as a creator of Max Headroom) directs the ...Read More