INTERSTELLAR Review

     November 4, 2014

“Except Christopher Nolan“.  That’s the cinephile’s refrain for a blockbuster marketplace that won’t accept any bold, original ideas.  No one gets to make a blockbuster film unless it’s based on a pre-existing material…Except Christopher Nolan.  Inception embodied this ideal, and …

LOVE IS STRANGE Review

     August 22, 2014

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  Love Is Strange opens today in limited release.] “Write what you know,” is a common piece of writing advice. I don’t know how much of Ira Sachs’ …

Sundance 2014: LOVE IS STRANGE Review

     January 19, 2014

“Write what you know,” is a common piece of writing advice.  I don’t know how much of Ira Sachs’ Love Is Strange is autobiographical, but it feels true to life.  Boring, boring life.  Because the film feels true to life, …