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A Quiet Passion Review by Dan Missildine

May 28th, 2017 |

A Quiet Passion, starring Cynthia Nixon, is as exquisite and spare as an Emily Dickinson poem which befits this magnificent portrait of the 19th Century poetess, unappreciated in her lifetime but now recognized as one of the most influential writers in American history. “Why aren’t there more movies being made like this?” asked one viewer […]

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20th Century Women By O.W. Dee

March 28th, 2017 |

20th Century Women liked to talk. If the gently funny movie of the same name is any indication, the conversations back then were well worth listening to. In the story set in 1979 Santa Barbara, we welcome an era before cell phones, internet and millions of cable TV stations, when people often talked (heavens!) face […]

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I Am Not Your Negro review by O. W. Dee

March 4th, 2017 |

I Am Not Your Negro By O.W. Dee The documentary film “I Am Not Your Negro” is a deeply felt and engrossing study of the civil rights movement from the perspective of African-American novelist James Baldwin who died in 1987 at the age of 63. Samuel L. Jackson narrates the film, under the direction of […]

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Elle- A Review by W.R. Bouday

January 26th, 2017 |

Elle Reviewed by W.R. Bouday Elle, a revenge fantasy film, jovially upends all our conventional assumptions about female sexuality. The story intrigues us with a nothing-is-what-it-seems, intoxicating blend of wicked, dark comedy and scary wild ride. We have been yearning for filmmakers who can portray our sexuality in all its complexity and contradiction and Elle, […]

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Moonlight Review by Dan Missildine

December 15th, 2016 |

Moonlight is a film of surprising, extraordinary tenderness set in an environment of severe emotional and material deprivation. The story of Chiron, a boy growing up in the Liberty City section of Miami, is played by three different actors over several phases of his life. He struggles to survive with a drug-addicted single mother while being […]

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