The Motive

Casanova Variations With Malkovich as Malkovich and Casanova

The Bill Murray Experience

Happy Birthday

Heel Kick!: Unprofessional Wrestling

Cover Versions

The Golden Age

Beautiful Lineup at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Jan 24 – Feb 15

Everlasting

What Made Wonder Woman Work?

The Motive

There is a difference between living and really living. Between living day-to-day and living life to its fullest. Living day-to-day is easy, but living life is a skill. From Spain comes The Motive by director Manuel Martín Cuenca. Alvaro (Javier Gutiérrez) is a meager accountant, who dreams of becoming a prolific writer. During his master … Continued

Casanova Variations With Malkovich as Malkovich and Casanova

18th century player Giacomo Casanova, near the end of his life, escapes from prison and flees to France where he begins to write his memoirs of a magnificent life as the greatest seducer of all time. With the arrival of a woman named Elisa who is interested in his manuscripts, he finds the opportunity of … Continued

The Bill Murray Experience

The Bill Murray Experience is really the Sadie Katz experience. Sadie Katz spent a year trying to track down Bill Murray so that she could have a spontaneous moment with him, as she’d seen on social media. If that sounds crazy to you then you just passed your mental health check for today. This is … Continued

Happy Birthday

From Greece, Happy Birthday mixes two highly volatile subjects: politics and adolescence. Yiorgos (Dimitris Imellos) and his teenage daughter Margarita (Nefeli Kouri) really don’t like each other. During the height of Greece’s financial crisis, Yiorgos is the head of the riot squad charged with maintaining the peace anyway necessary. Margarita is a member of the … Continued

Heel Kick!: Unprofessional Wrestling

In my office, I am the Chairman of the Employee-of-the-Month Electoral Commission. The position is a huge responsibility and the award is a huge recognition, so when I give and receive the award each month, my stature is exponentially strengthened every time. It’s a classic authoritarian state – and I like it that way. “Danny … Continued

Cover Versions

Finally, a film loaded with our favorite Disney Channel and Nickelodeon actors swearing, doing coke, and wearing low-cut swimsuits. About time…am I right? In Todd Berger’s Cover Versions, the band, Starfoxy, is on the cusp of greatness as long as they can make their appearance at an unnamed music festival just outside Palm Springs. After … Continued

The Golden Age

When making a faux documentary about musicians and/ or the music industry, it takes quite a bit of originality not to be overshadowed by This Is Spinal Tap. While scores of filmmakers have tried, only a few have succeeded, such as Woody Allen’s charming and underrated Sweet And Lowdown or the hilarious Sons Of Provo, … Continued

Beautiful Lineup at the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival Jan 24 – Feb 15

At 36,000 attendees strong, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (AJFF) is a showcase of international cinema that broadly explores themes of identity, history and culture. The annual festival was founded in 2000 by the Atlanta Regional Office of American Jewish Committee (AJC). Through film the festival seeks to illuminate the Jewish community and encourage ties to Atlanta’s … Continued

Everlasting

Cherie Priest, an author best known for The Clockwork Century, a series of interconnected steampunk tales, wrote a young adult novel in 2015 entitled I Am Princess X. Upon finishing my first read-through of it, I declared it my new favorite book of all-time. It interweaves some of my favorite themes: a coming of age … Continued

What Made Wonder Woman Work?

The contenders are Zach Snyder and Patty Jenkins. Both charged with bringing a well-known, popular superhero to the big screen. One failed miserably…the guy. The other, the clear winner…the gal. Variety’s Jenelle Riley hosted the Talking Pictures panel with director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot following the Wonder Woman screening at the Palm Springs … Continued