THE EAST Review

     February 10, 2015

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.  The East opens today in limited release.] The undercover thriller is a familiar genre, but it rarely reaches its full potential. For a setting where betrayal and …

Sundance 2013: THE EAST Review

     February 10, 2015

The undercover thriller is a familiar genre, but it rarely reaches its full potential.  For a setting where betrayal and shifting sympathies are central to the plot, most of these stories only provide the semblance of a grey area.  Yes, …

SOUND OF MY VOICE Review

     March 28, 2012

Does the act of belief (substitute faith if you’re so inclined) outweigh the actual content of reverence?  Such is the question posed in Zal Batmanglij’s great, if somewhat intellectually dubious, Sound of My Voice.  I can’t remember liking a film …

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