David Archive

Movie Review: ‘The King’s Daughter’

Greetings again from the darkness. It happens sometimes where the most memorable part of a movie is its setting. Plenty of non-descript westerns (and also some really good ones) took place in Monument Valley. MAMMA MIA! was fine, but that Greek isle of Skopelos ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘The Dress’

Greetings again from the darkness. For lonely folks, the dream of companionship is ever-present. Wondering if the right person will ever come along is a weighty burden to carry, and it’s one that Julka has toted her entire life. Writer-director Tadeusz Lysiak and lead ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘On My Mind’

Greetings again from the darkness. We don’t typically associate karaoke with life and death matters. And neither do warm-hearted barkeep Louise (Camilla Bendix) or grumpy and miserly bar owner Preben (Ole Boisen). However, their only Tuesday morning customer, Henrik (Rasmus Hammerich), is adamant that ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Last Night In Soho’ Blu-ray

Greetings again from the darkness. Every once in a while a movie captures that magic feeling of being swept away, and this wild film from writer-director Edgar Wright and co-writer Kristy Wilson-Cairns (1917) did just that for me. This is my kind of psychological-horror-thriller ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Parallel Mothers’

Greetings again from the darkness. As a devoted follower of films by Almodovar for more than 35 years, I still find myself enchanted by his stories, his visuals, his characters, and his consistency in writing complex and engaging parts for women. Oscar winning writer-director ...Read More

David’s TOP 10 Movies for 2021

Unless you are a Spider-Man fanatic, you likely didn’t venture into a movie theater in 2021. Not many did. However, thanks to the backlog from so many delayed 2020 films, the past 12 months have been a movie lover’s delight with a bevy of ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘See For Me’

Greetings again from the darkness. For those of us who enjoy the burst of adrenaline provided by thrillers, the premise of a blind person in peril is something we’ve seen a few other times, including WAIT UNTIL DARK (1967) with Audrey Hepburn, SEE NO ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘A Hero (From Iran)’

Greetings again from the darkness. “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” That line from a Sir Walter Raleigh poem hit me early, and stuck with me through this latest superb film from Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi. Having ...Read More