Homecoming

The Return

Inside Lehman Brothers

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Named Best Doc

Decade of Fire

The Rainbow Bridge Motel

5 Minor Star Wars Actors in Other Minor, Yet Memorable Roles

The Divide

David Dastmalchian’s Excellent DC and Marvel Adventures

High Tea

Homecoming

Homecoming is a slow-burning suspenseful conspiracy thriller. Unlike most dramas, each episode is only 30 minutes long and leaves you abruptly hanging in the midst of a beguiling moment. The moment you expect a breakthrough, the narrative oddly stops, and a new episode begins, presenting the next set of suspicious problems. If you hang in … Continued

The Return

Going to film festivals can present serendipitous moments from the simple act of killing time before the film you really want to see screens in a few hours. Such was the case when I stumbled into Malene Choi’s The Return. My connection with it was instantaneous being a father of an adopted child from South … Continued

Inside Lehman Brothers

Ten years ago, Wall Street giant Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. filed for bankruptcy, setting in motion a global financial collapse that took nearly a decade to correct. People who had their money invested with the firm lost everything and employees found themselves unemployed overnight, while CEO Richard Fuld walked away with barely a scratch. French … Continued

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Named Best Doc

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the third annual Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards tonight at a gala event, hosted by Bill Nye at BRIC in Brooklyn. “As the documentary world is exploding with great works, we are thrilled to shine a light on the … Continued

Decade of Fire

Decade of Fire is a harrowing, heart-wrenching documentary, but before it narrows its focus to the devastation that plagued New York’s South Bronx neighborhoods in the 1970s, it evokes something that, in contrast, is devastatingly beautiful. In the film’s opening passages, residents who lived in the South Bronx during the 1950s and 60s reminisce about … Continued

The Rainbow Bridge Motel

After reserving their dream wedding package at Niagara Falls, Dean and Darren learn they’ve booked themselves in a run-down motor lodge sandwiched between two chemical plants run by some guy named Shibbawitz and a Burmese refugee family. Dean (Chris Modrzynski) and Darren (Cole Burden), a gay couple from Phoenix, Arizona, land in Niagra Falls to … Continued

5 Minor Star Wars Actors in Other Minor, Yet Memorable Roles

If you’re anything like me, I’d like to extend my deepest apologies. You were a socially awkward child, spent most of your summers alone, and didn’t lose your virginity until well after high school. But on the upside, if you were a preadolescent in the early 80’s with HBO, summers weren’t so bad. I watched … Continued

The Divide

The Divide marks the directorial debut of Perry King, a veteran actor who appeared in the 1977 morbid comedy Andy Warhol’s Bad, the ludicrous disaster film The Day After Tomorrow, and the minor crime drama The Class of 1984. Yet, he is probably most known for his work on television. King always dreamt of directing … Continued

David Dastmalchian’s Excellent DC and Marvel Adventures

Christopher Nolan discovered actor David Dastmalchian and cast him as “Joker’s Thug” in The Dark Knight, a small but memorable role that launched his career. Having played Kurt in both Ant-man movies, David made his mark in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes, an epic achievement for a legit comic book fan. Now David … Continued

High Tea

Do horror films have to have a point? Yes, they do, which is why High Tea might leave you scratching your head. It’s about a girl in jeopardy who is told by her masked captor that she has three chances to roll the perfect joint. If she passes the test, she goes free. We don’t … Continued