NYFF Film Review: ‘Paterson’ Showcases the Poetry of Everyday Life

2016 New York Film Festival: It takes a while to get into the rhythm that filmmaker Jim Jarmusch wants to establish with “Paterson.” Reflecting poetry as much as anything else, he manages something very unique. This is a film almost entirely about vibe – albeit alongside a captivating lead performance. It’s a risky proposition, but one […]


Film Review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Mesmerizes in Oliver Stone’s Gripping Biopic ‘Snowden’

Folks, Oliver Stone is back. “Snowden” is not only the filmmaker’s best work in some time, it manages to do something fairly difficult. It maintains Stone’s righteous indignation and love of conspiracy while still focusing solely on telling a compelling story. Stone isn’t preaching to the choir or yelling on a soapbox, but merely delivering […]


Cannes Film Review: ‘Café Society’ Proves Another Hit for Woody Allen and Kristen Stewart

Legendary filmmaker Woody Allen is often cited, both positively and negatively, for cribbing liberally from his own back catalogue. With his latest outing Café Society, which just debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, he’s instead opted to utilize the feel of his prior works, with fantastic results. Not only is this just a supremely entertaining […]