FILM REVIEWS

A band of brothers in Mistaken For Strangers

A band of brothers in Mistaken For Strangers

Mistaken for Strangers is another documentary about a band that is less about the music than about the front man.  Earlier this year, The Lamb of God: As the Palaces Burn told us a little about that e ...
Keeping quiet in The Secret Sharer

Keeping quiet in The Secret Sharer

Between1929 until 2005, about 20 novels and short stories by Joseph Conrad have been adapted into films, including 1952’s Face to Face (The Secret Sharer), and the most famous, 1979’s Apocalypse Now ( ...
Chef cooks up a real feel-good movie

Chef cooks up a real feel-good movie

If art is not entirely imitating life in Producer/Writer/Director/Lead Actor John Favreau’s new film, Chef, there is enough of an autobiographical connection to be worth mentioning. Since his independ ...
A chilling summer in Cold In July

A chilling summer in Cold In July

Cold in July is a nifty Southern Gothic thriller, given an added boost by the welcome pairing of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor Sam Shephard (71) as an ex-con with a criminal son (Wyatt R ...