David Archive

Movie Short Review: ‘Americanized’

Greetings again from the darkness. High School is a challenging time for most kids. Nothing feels worse than being an outsider. Writer-director Erica Eng tells the story of a basketball player caught between two cultures – an outsider in both. She’s Chinese but doesn’t ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Last Night In Rozzie’

Greetings again from the darkness. Fulfilling the dying wish of a long-ago childhood friend is the basis of this story from screenwriter Ryan McDonough and director Sean Gannet. It’s the feature film version of their own 2017 short film with the same title. Jeremy ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Nowhere Inn’

Greetings again from the darkness. Have you ever wondered what would happen if David Lynch and Fred Armisen collaborated on a contemporary reimagining of THIS IS SPINAL TAP (1984)? Well, me neither, and that has not happened. But it’s the closest I can come ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘Saved Rounds’

Greetings again from the darkness. PTSD plays a factor in many films about military veterans, but this story revolves around ‘Survivor’s Guilt’. It’s particular and personal to Doc Farrow, who stars in the film and co-wrote the story with Deborah Leonhardt, who also co-stars. ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Eyes Of Tammy Faye’

Greetings again from the darkness. We now have the latest example for those who fall on one side or the other when it comes to documentary vs dramatized biopic. Director Michael Showalter (the excellent THE BIG SICK, 2017) and writer Abe Sylvia have adapted ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘The Capote Tapes’

Greetings again from the darkness. The audio tapes of interviews George Plimpton conducted for his 1997 biography, “Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Distractors Recall his Turbulent Career”, serve as the foundation for this documentary by Ebs Burnough, once a Senior ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Dating & New York’

Greetings again from the darkness. One must presume that many Millennials in their mid-to-late 20s will recognize and relate to the characters and situations in this indie Romantic Comedy from writer-director Jonah Feingold. For those born prior to 1980, that’s likely to be more ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘The Alpinist’

Greetings again from the darkness. I nearly opted to pass on this since I assumed it would be similar to watching Alex Honnold climb in Best Documentary Oscar winner FREE SOLO (2018), and that was a visceral viewing experience that should not be messed ...Read More