6 YEARS Review | SXSW 2015

     March 19, 2015

Taissa Farmiga and Ben Rosenfield lead as a young couple whose six year relationship is put to the test when one is offered a job in another state.

THE LIE Review

     November 18, 2011

[This review is a reprint of my review from the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.  The Lie opens today in limited release.] Depicting marital infidelity is too easy a conflict. Warring couples have been done to death and they tend to …

Sundance 2011: THE LIE Review

     January 25, 2011

Depicting marital infidelity is too easy a conflict.  Warring couples have been done to death and they tend to hit the same predictable notes of anger, betrayal, and sadness but usually you don’t care because the film always makes sure …

Sundance 2011: HIGHER GROUND Review

     January 24, 2011

Religion is a tricky topic.  It’s incredibly easy to mock it or to preach it.  But an honest exploration of faith requires complete commitment and a willingness to let non-believers scoff and the holier-than-thou scorn.  Vera Farmiga’s directorial debut Higher …