David Archive

Documentary Review: ‘City Of Gold’

Greetings again from the darkness. “First we eat. Then we do everything else”. Filmmaker Laura Gabbert’s film kicks off with that quote from MFK Fisher, author of “The Art of Eating”. If Ms. Fisher looked at eating as art, then Jonathan Gold views it ...Read More

Movie Review: ‘Lolo’

Greetings again from the darkness. The old saying “opposites attract” is on full display in director and co-writer Julie Delpy’s latest, as she offers up a twist on the French farce by adding a dark undercurrent. Additionally, the film addresses the personal and societal ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Boom Bust Boom’

Greetings again from the darkness. On the heels of Adam McKay’s scathing and entertaining explanation of the 2008 financial collapse comes Terry Jones (of Monty Python fame) with a more global perspective of the same era. McKay’s Oscar nominated The Big Short was designed ...Read More

Blu-ray Review: ‘Carol’

Greetings again from the darkness. When Patricia Highsmith first wrote her novel “The Price of Salt”, she had it published in 1952 under a pseudonym (Claire Morgan). This was a sign of the unforgiving social conventions of the era, which also play a key ...Read More

Blu-ray Review: ‘Fences’

Greetings again from the darkness. Just about any use of words you can think of serves some part in this screen adaptation of renowned playwright August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and multiple Tony award winning stage production. It first hit Broadway in 1987 with James ...Read More

Documentary Review: ‘Gored’

Greetings again from the darkness. Opinions of bullfighting seem to fall into three categories: those who admire the courage and athleticism of the matadors, those who respect the history and tradition so vital to the culture of some, and those who are outraged and ...Read More