Middleburg Film Review: ‘What They Had’ is Driven Home by Robert Forster’s Stand Out...

2018 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: A look at any family in a film must be compelling enough to hold its audience's attention.  Thankfully, Elizabeth Chomko's...

Middleburg Film Review: ‘Stan & Ollie’ Packs Laughs and Tears with Career Best Turns...

2018 MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL: The phrase "movie magic" has been tossed around for decades but I can't think of a more perfect recent example than...

Film Review: ‘The Guilty’ Dispatches a Nerve-racking Thriller

In our troubled times, it often seems like we are in constant need of a hero to swoop in and save us. With the...

Miami Film Festival GEMS Day 2: ‘Capernaum’ Wins the Audience Award; “Woman at War”...

The second day of Miami Film Festival GEMS brought the opportunity to see two personal favorites of the festival. For Oscar, "Capernaum" could become...

Miami GEMS Film Fest Day 1: Foreign Films ‘Burning,’ ‘Cold War’ and ‘El Ángel’

While the Miami International Film Festival continues to draw an audience in the Spring each year. However, they host a smaller festival focusing on Foreign...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Cold War’ Finds Its Strength in Joanna Kulig’s Fiercely Felt Portrayal

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Appropriately titled due to its cloudy and distant nature, Pawel Pawlikowski's deeply involved "Cold War" ventures off into an...

Film Review: Spain’s ‘Champions’ Brings Feel-Good Entertainment to the Foreign Oscar Race

When Spain's selection committee for the Oscars infamously snubbed Asghar Farhadi's star-studded "Everybody Knows" for a little-known film without US distribution, it was widely...

Film Review: In ’22 July’ Greengrass Brings Audiences on an Emotional, But Long, Journey

There are few directors as skilled at telling modern tragedies as Paul Greengrass. The director continues to retell tragedies as humanistic moments of triumph. While...

Film Review: ‘Stella’s Last Weekend’ is a Family Affair on Both Sides of the...

There's a special kind of alchemy that can be found when relatives share the screen. Children, parents, siblings, whatever the case may be, the...

NYFF Film Review: ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Is a Thematically Charged Anthology Showcasing...

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: In the offbeat, quirky nature of all Coen Brothers outings, "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" has the life and...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Roma’ Is an Evocative, Uplifting View of Humanity

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: The beauty of life is hard to recreate, even in a film that uses moving pictures.  Writer/director Alfonso Cuarón...

NYFF Film Review: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Echoes in the Chamber of Cinema...

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: If there was a film walking into the theater of Walter Reade, and later tonight at the Apollo, with...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Mid90s’ is a Lived In Directorial Debut From Jonah Hill

We've reached a point in time where the 1990's as a setting represents material for a period piece. That makes me feel old, but...

Hamptons International Film Festival: Day Four Takes a Closer Look at the Foreign Language...

When I plotted my schedule for what I would see at the Hamptons International Film Festival, I strategically positioned day four - my final...

NYFF Film Review: Robert Pattinson Provides Compelling Work in the Confounding ‘High Life’

There are times in Claire Denis' new movie "High Life" that it's almost impossible to know what's on her mind. At other times, the...
Green Book

Hampton International Film Festival: Day Three Includes ‘The Hate U Give,’ ‘Ben is Back,’...

Since the release of their schedule, day three of the festivities here at the Hampton International Film Festival had been the one earmarked as...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Ash is Purest White’ is a Robust Examination of Love and...

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: This reviewer has not experienced too much of Chinese cinema, except for some of the more mainstream highlights over...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Non-Fiction’ Lives In Its Ensemble and Its Simplicity

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Charm and satire are wonderfully intertwined in Olivier Assayas' cleverly constructed foreign piece "Non-Fiction."  Assembling a thunderous cast that...
Fall Festival

Hampton International Film Festival: Day Two Includes ‘Non Fiction,’ ‘Border,’ and ‘Widows’

Day two of the Hamptons International Film Festival started with an incredibly savory breakfast, courtesy of The Hedges Inn, a picturesque and plush locale...

Film Review: ‘The Hate U Give’ Resonates in Our Charged Climate of Injustice

In an era where police shootings involving unarmed black men are plastered all over our television screens, director George Tillman Jr. seizes on the...

Film Review: Paraguay’s Oscar submission ‘The Heiresses’ Takes a Quiet Road to Redemption

When we first meet Chela, the protagonist in Marcelo Martinessi's debut feature "The Heiresses", she seems to have her life under control. She is...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes’ Details His Fear...

The dumpster fire that is the modern political discourse can be directly linked to the rise of Roger Ailes. The former Fox News chairman...

Film Review: ‘Venom’ Has Unintentional Comedy Hidden Within a Terrible Comic Book Movie

Somewhere inside this largely bad film is a rather hilarious comedy. "Venom" is 80% a garbage attempt to be a serious comic book movie....

Hamptons International Film Festival: ‘Above and Beyond: NASA’s Journey to Tomorrow’ Continues Our Desire...

This year, NASA commemorates its 60th anniversary as a government agency of the United States. Perhaps that's why we are seeing an influx of...

NYFF Film Review: ‘The Favourite’ Has Bite Thanks To Olivia Colman’s Menacing Performance

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Yorgos Lanthimos shocked the cinematic world with his darkly comedic film "The Lobster" in 2015 before turning some heads...

Film Review: ‘Smallfoot’ Delights Its Viewers with a Positive Message of Inclusion and Understanding

In a time where diversity and inclusion are fighting to get to the forefront of companies and screens everywhere, Warner Bros. takes a breath...

Film Review: Tragedy Reveals Character in Vahid Jalilvand’s Powerful ‘No Date, No Signature’

"No Date, No Signature" begins on a regular night for its central character Dr. Nariman (played by Amir Aghaee). Driving down quiet Iranian streets...

LA Film Festival Review: ‘Softness of Bodies’ Mines Laughs From Narcissism

The entitled millennial stereotype has been done to death. TV and movies have been littered with trust fund Brooklyn poets with man buns and...

NYFF Film Review: ‘A Faithful Man’ is a Witty Romantic Comedy with a French...

What sounds more like a French film festival outing than a romantic comedy centered around infidelity? In the wrong hands, this movie could have...

Film Review: ‘Night School’ Fails the Comedy Test

It took six screenwriters to come up with this mess of a movie. "Night School" is the worst comedy of the year so far,...

Film Review: ‘Tea with the Dames’ is as Delightful as it Sounds

Sometimes titles really tell you everything. “Tea with the Dames” is just that. Four of our most renowned thespians gather for tea in a...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Ray & Liz’ is a Punishing Experience

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Oppressively sad cinema can bring about some incredibly strong emotions. Mainly when the filmmaker is depicting painful moments from...

NYFF Film Review: ‘The Other Side of the Wind’ is a Curiosity for a...

2018 NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Admitting that the feeling of being able to say to the nearest cinephile that you just saw the newest...

Film Review: ‘Colette’ Finds Success in Its Production Elements and Keira Knightley’s Best Turn...

In an era where a woman's voice is finally being heard, Wash Westmoreland's luscious and stimulating "Colette" presents itself as a timely piece of...

NYFF Film Review: ‘Happy as Lazzaro’ Looks at Class Disparity With a Slow Burn

Neorealism is an acquired taste, film wise. For some, it is among the heights of cinema. For others, it can be a slog to...