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Movie Review: ‘The Little Things’

Greetings again from the darkness. When a script has bounced around Hollywood for 30 years without getting produced, there is usually a good reason why. Written by John Lee Hancock in the early 1990s, a handful of directors have been attached at various times, ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Supernova’

Greetings again from the darkness. Relationships end. Sometimes that brings relief, other times pain. For long time couple Sam and Tusker, the end is speeding towards them and they are each taking approaches on how best to handle. Writer-director Harry Macqueen delivers a tender ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Ammonite’ Blu-ray

Greetings again from the darkness. “Peanuts” creator Charles Schulz injected “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (1966) with downtrodden Charlie repeating the line, “I got a rock” after each house on the trick or treat trail. It was funny because no one would rather ...Read More

Movie Short Review: ‘Alina’

Greetings again from the darkness. World War II continues to be mined for cinematic gold. Very talented director Rami Kodeih working with a terrific script from Nora Mariana Salim delivers a tension-packed 25 minute short film likely to put a knot in your gut. ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘No Man’s Land’

Greetings again from the darkness. The title is drawn from what the locals call the gap between the Texas-Mexico border and the fence/wall that must be crossed for those looking to make their way. The film is directed by Conor Allyn and was co-written ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Baby Done’

Greetings again from the darkness. “I don’t want to not have a baby.” This is just one of the zingers Zoe rattles off during this charming, and often quite funny film from director Curtis Vowell and writer Sophie Henderson. Fellow New Zealander Taika Waititi ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘MLK/FBI’

Greetings again from the darkness. “Free at last.” Martin Luther King, Jr’s speech at the 1963 March on Washington is partially shown, yet documentarian Sam Pollard’s film proves that MLK was never free, and still isn’t, even 50 plus years after his death. Based ...Read More