Film Review: Yes, God, Yes ★★★★

Between Lady Bird, Pen15, and now Yes, God, Yes, we've officially reached the point where nostalgic coming-of-age media is nostalgic for the time period where I came of age: the early 2000s. I've spent my life watching movies and TV shows that were nostalgic for a time before I was born, learning how to decode... Continue Reading →

TV Review: Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia ★★★1/2

At the core of this three-part documentary series, Fear City: New York vs. The Mafia, are previously unheard FBI surveillance recordings and enlightening, often riveting interviews with the operatives who planted the bugs in homes, cars and restaurants and monitored the audio for incriminating evidence. There are some lavish, high production value visuals, including sweeping... Continue Reading →

Mime Kampf – Film Review: Resistance ★★★

Existing in some No Man’s Land between Life Is Beautiful and Defiance, writer/director Jonathan Jakubowicz's Resistance tells the true story of the most famous mime in history, Marcel Marceau. Rather than focusing on how he slid his hands along invisible walls or held non-existent umbrellas, we experience his talents at the start of Hitler’s occupation... Continue Reading →

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