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Category Archives: drama

Jay Roach Talks Hemlines, Honesty, and Poking the Bear in BOMBSHELL.

Click here to listen to the interview. When I spoke to Jay Roach on December 6, 2019, I wanted to know why he had been tempted to, as I put … Continue reading

December 23, 2019 · Leave a comment


It’s taken two years for THE CURRENT WAR: THE DIRECTOR’S CUT to finally make it to your local cinema. For more on that, as well as my interview with the director, … Continue reading

November 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Detention of Ziad Doueiri

Ziad Doueiri made one of my favorite films of the 2010s, THE ATTACK (2011), about an apolitical Arab doctor in Israel who finds himself suddenly the object of suspicion by … Continue reading

December 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

What You Should Be Watching 6/13

Since its initial publication in 1933, Vera Britain’s TESTAMENT OF YOUTH has never been out of print, and the film version is a sterling adaptation of that memoir of World … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment


There are films that tear you limb from limb with their shrill bombast and flagrant moralizing, and then there are films like TANGERINES, that quietly break your heart with the … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Michiel Huisman Adds Up THE AGE OF ADALINE

THE AGE OF ADALINE is a bit of a departure for Michiel Huisman, known for troubled and/or troubling characters on NASHVILLE, TREME, and GAME OF THRONES. So when I talked … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dave Boyle Tracks the MAN FROM RENO

I love a film set in the same San Francisco that I inhabit. Nothing against the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, or Alcatraz, but I spend most of my time … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

EFFIE GRAY is Worth Knowing

On her first night as a wife, the title character of EFFIE GRAY is disconcerted to see her husband spirited away to his bath after his long trip from Scotland … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Liam Neeson and Son RUN ALL NIGHT

There is a reason that there is a rigid formula for Liam Neeson action films:  it has a tendency to hit more than it misses.  In RUN ALL NIGHT, the … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Brian Sloan has A WTC VIEW

WTC VIEW was the first play from The New York International Fringe Festival to make the leap to the big screen in 2005, but playwright Brian Sloan resisted the temptation … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment