The Red Chapel

MUBI REVIEW: ‘The Red Chapel’ (2009)

I’m a big North Korea fan.  Oh, wait—that sounds very bad!  I’m obviously not a *fan* of a repressive and dictatorial country, but I do find the fact that a Stalinist country survives in this…

Can We Take a Joke

REVIEW: ‘Can We Take a Joke?’ (2016)

Review Can We Take a Joke is the type of film where the actual filmmaking is beside the point.  Do you think that special little snowflake millennials need to toughen up and maybe consider some…

Weiner

REVIEW: ‘Weiner’ (2016)

Weiner is a political documentary that can bring families together, build a bridge in the seemingly ever-widening partisan gulf.  Do you have a gun-toting, Confederate flag-waving uncle, angry that Obama never celebrates his white heritage? …

Concert Film Concert Film 2

MOVIE LISTS: The Greatest Concert Films Of All-Time

Want to make a concert film?  Film a concert, and you’re done!  At least, that seems to be the philosophy of most concert documentarians, especially in today’s era of quick MTV specials and smartphone-captured performances…

'The Amazing Spider-Man' (2012) Emma Stone

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: July 2012

July is one of my favorite months of the year for many non-cinematic reasons. I was born in the month of July and got married in the month of July. Luckily this month there will…

Of the Day – 01.10.12

Read of the Day:  Were you irritated by The Artist's use of the Vertigo score? So was Kim Novak, who has gone so far as to equate director Michel Hazanavicius musical choice with "rape." [THR] News of the Day:…