“Talent is so fragile and so rare. And our culture does everything to crush it.”
I discuss Creed and Creed II on the Cinema Shame podcast, hosted by James Patrick.
Shot on location in George, Dede is a quiet, unassuming film with a powerful message about hurtful traditions. Stunning cinematography.
Alright Now stars Cobie Smulders as a former rock star adjusting to life after her band breaks up. Improvised and shot in 5 days.
Bo Burnham’s feature film debut is an ode to coming of age in our modern society and also an exploration of the overwhelming effects of anxiety.
Guest film critic Daniel Eagan reviews Ophelia, a visually sumptuous adaptation of Lisa Klein’s novel based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
One of the first LGBTQ films to come from Finland, A Moment in the Reeds a quiet story with a few moments of real intensity.
Raw, emotional and inventive. The Rainbow Experiment is about the chaos that ensues after a tragic event.
Swiped is a multi-generational tech comedy that explores the meaning of face-to-face connections in an increasingly disconnected world.
Surprising and revelatory, this Isreali documentary takes a look at a transgender woman’s transition and how it changes the family dynamic.
and coming out story with a lot of heart and plenty of quirky characters.
Freddie Mercury’s story needed to be told.
First Man is a technical marvel in filmmaking that puts the audience in the spacecraft and on the moon for a thrilling experience.
Interesting concept, poorly executed. London Fields stars Amber Heard as author Martin Amis’ doomed femme fatale Nicola Six.
A new documentary follows the story of a champion bodybuilder as he transitions to become a woman.
Bradley Cooper’s remake adds layers to the story. Cooper and Lady Gaga have great chemistry. Gaga shows real vulnerability. Stellar supporting cast