Woman in Gold: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Maria Altmann’s remarkable true story of recovering stolen artwork from the Austrian government manages to get justice in Woman in Gold. I found myself watching the film again during Tisha B’Av during a double header with Stanley Kramer’s Judgment in Nuremberg.  Despite the fact that the Weinstein name is attached, please do not let that stop you from watching this film.  Maria Altmann’s (Helen Mirren) story is but one of many Holocaust stories out there. …

"Woman in Gold: A Story of Justice and Redemption"

SXSW 2019: Pink Wall

Pink Wall is an experimental film that marks the transition of Tom Cullen as an actor to that of a director and screenwriter. This is a film that takes place over the course of six years in Jenna (Tatiana Maslany) and Leon’s (Jay Duplass) relationship.  The story is told by way of flashing back and forth during important moments in their six year relationship.  It may complicate the narrative with regards to following the story…

"SXSW 2019: Pink Wall"

TIFF 2018: Destroyer

Destroyer features a strong performance from actress Nicole Kidman but its storytelling decisions might prevent some from truly enjoying the film. LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) remains haunted by events from years earlier while working undercover.  One day while at the office, Bell becomes the recipient of mail containing dyed money.  She knows then and there that gangster Silas (Toby Kebbell) is back in town.  She’s hell-bent on finding him after what happened years earlier…

"TIFF 2018: Destroyer"