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So far Paul Weissman has created 93 blog entries.

Neither Heaven nor Earth

Within the first 10 minutes, you feel you are safely in the hands of a master.

By |August 5th, 2016|French, War|0 Comments

Belladonna of Sadness

A gorgeously drawn, beautifully scored, and, as is wont with most erotic Japanese anime, disturbing film,

By |July 21st, 2016|Animated, DVD/Streaming/On Demand|0 Comments

The Neon Demon

Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a candy coated, neon drenched homage to classic 1980’s psychodramas, and a loud, pretentious mess.

By |June 23rd, 2016|Horror, Thriller|0 Comments

Therapy for a Vampire

This is actually a romantic farce masquerading as a horror/comedy, with a light and dry touch.

By |June 10th, 2016|Comedy, Horror|0 Comments


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