Film Reviews

Ernest Kearney — I love it when I’m describing a film to someone and I see that pallid perturbed look of perplexity slowly pervade

By Ernest Kearney — Writer/Director Ken Roht’s hellzapoppin’ vamping musical "Vampire Burt’s Serenade" has a good deal going for it. Burt, a manic Nosferatu,

"Blue," by filmmaker Charles Huddleston, is not a complex plot. It’s a pretty straightforward morality tale wrapped in the landscape and backwoods mores of

For the most part, Korean cinema has not rung the dong for me. I Saw the Devil (2010) Kim Jee-woon’s brutal and bloody psychological thriller gained,

What does this all mean? A flashy, vulgar celebrity/businessman runs for public office with no prior experience except having run a beauty pageant.  His sound

The Algerian War, 1954-1962 is a struggle, all but, forgotten today in the West. For brutality, employment of terrorism, and the pitting of Muslim against

The Goodwill store outlets are a treasure trove for the adventurous DVD hunter. After extended practice I can breeze through the stacks of offerings like

Just two years ago, documentary filmmaker Asif Kapadia began interviewing Amy Winehouse's family, friends and collaborators in a darkened London studio. Because Winehouse had died

People are funny. In the way we keep making the same mistakes. Even when we're conscious of our tendency to run with fallacious reasoning, or

"Nothing is so firmly believed as what we know least." Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) In viewing Peter Landesman's Parkland (2013), it is near impossible not to

Ana Lily Amirpour's intelligent and superbly crafted film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night is definitely a world view of a rebel with

The film opens with a laconic, heart rendering simple and sincere shriving, "I'm sorry. I know that means little at this point, but I

Americans should watch this film, especially those who pride themselves, as I, patriotic Americans. Now honestly this is not an A-Plus movie; it's more

Well if you don't know Spike Milligan you darn well should. Along with Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine, and Peter Sellers, Milligan wrote and performed

There have been three truly great social humorists in American history, Mark Twain, Will Rogers and Jon Stewart. The least known today is the

Think of a row of dominos as scenes in a film. The first domino strikes the one before it; the impact launches a second

In deciding to watch this documentary it doesn't matters greatly if you support capital punishment or oppose it. This is a fairly balanced analysis

This is a lovely little documentary about the history of American ventriloquism over the last 70 years. While not comprehensive nor scholarly it is

What can be said about A Haunted House 2? My, it is rare to see such a testament to mediocrity. Not funny, unless you're

Wow! What a remarkably haphazard and poorly structured thesis to use as the foundation for a documentary! A more insipid, puerile, substandard, shoddy and