FRAMELINE 41 initiated a pair of press days for those of us covering the festival, and it offered me a rare opportunity to talk to many of the participating filmmakers … Continue reading
Sneaking into theaters without benefit of a press screening, MORTDECAI is a tragically unfunny attempt at lighthearted comedy. Based on the novel “Don’t Point that That Thing at Me” by … Continue reading
One of the best movies you won’t see at the multiplex.
AMERICAN PROMISE, which debuts on PBS’ POV on February 4, 2014, is on my top ten list of films from 2013. It does what a great film should do, make … Continue reading
12 YEARS A SLAVE, based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, a free man of color who was sold into slavery in the ante-bellum United States, is Lupita Nyong’o feature … Continue reading
To say that filmmakers Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster were fearless when depicting their family honestly in AMERICAN PROMISE is an understatement of epic proportions. Their doc, which chronicles 13 … Continue reading