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So far Paul Weissman has created 89 blog entries.

Bridgend

Director Jeppe Ronde uses a real-life event as the basis for a haunting, ethereal film, a sort of inverted Rebel Without a Cause. These teens don’t lash out so much as cave in.

By |May 6th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Teen, Top Picks|0 Comments

Drones, a Family Secret, Sam Neill, and “Don’t Think Twice” | Tribeca

In this roundup: the powerful, timely National Bird; Memories of a Penitent Heart, an intimate family portrait and a mystery; Sam Neill as a crusty old codger; and the charming, low-key Don't Think Twice.

By |April 28th, 2016|Documentary, Festivals, War|0 Comments

Highlights at the Tribeca Film Festival 2016

All of the films seen in this round of Tribeca screenings are worthwhile, and the best is, frankly, excellent, including the gorgeous The Ride and the funny and poignant The Charro of Toluquilla

By |April 17th, 2016|Documentary, Festivals, Tribeca Film Festival|0 Comments

Green Room

Writer/director Jeremy Saulnier reminds one of a young Steven Spielberg. Not the family-friendly Spielberg but the mean, young, hungry Spielberg who had a taste for genre filmmaking.

By |April 14th, 2016|Action, Top Picks|0 Comments

Alice and the Extraordinary World

This is a perfect film for smart, preteen kids (as well as adults) and a welcome relief from the YA dystopian merry-go-round that Hollywood finds itself in.

By |March 24th, 2016|Animated, Sci-fi, Top Picks|1 Comment

They’re Watching

In this horror/comedy, the camera crew of a third-rate home improvement show travels to Moldova to revisit an American living there to see how she fixed up her way, way deep-in-the-woods cottage.

By |March 24th, 2016|DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Horror|0 Comments

Barney Thomson

The best way to describe actor Robert Carlyle's directorial debut is a black comedy or, more to the point, a bleak comedy. Emma Thompson costars as an epically self-centered harridan: loud, vulgar, frequently drunk, and with a complete lack of social inhibition.

By |March 11th, 2016|Comedy, DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Top Picks|0 Comments

They Will Have to Kill Us First

They Will Have to Kill Us First tracks the various paths taken by musicians exiled from northern Mali after Islamist Jihadist have taken over.

By |March 8th, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Ava’s Possessions

This is a sly, well-made little horror/comedy that puts a unique spin on the demonic possession genre while providing just enough chills and laughs along the way.

By |March 4th, 2016|Comedy, DVD/Streaming/On Demand, Satire|0 Comments