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? …

The Academy Shortlists 15 Documentary Features, Leaves Many…

[caption id="attachment_10218" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="We Were Here, one of 15 documentaries on the shortlist."][/caption] The Academy's documentary branch is no stranger to controversy as their confusing rules often disqualify many of critics groups' favorite films…