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‘The Trials of Alan Dershowitz’ DOC NYC Film Review – A Principled and Controversial Man

Alan Dershowitz is a lawyer about whom many have complicated feelings. Throughout his career, he has defended a number of clients who were considered to be pariahs in society and few lawyers would have wanted to be associated with in any way. Three decades after being portrayed in the Oscar-winning film Reversal of Fortune by…

‘American Symphony’ DOC NYC Film Review – A Story of Love, Music, and Passion

Ecstasy and devastation sometimes overlap, when the highest point of a person’s life or career coincides with the lowest. It can be difficult to square those two contradictory things, and to be able to be fully present in the understandable joy of a moment when something truly miserable is occurring at the same time. American…

“David Holmes: The Boy Who Lived”: A Story of Courage Before and After Tragedy / DOC NYC Film Review

@Courtesy: HBO Documentaries When people watch movies with dangerous stunts or fighting, it’s supposed to make you believe that it’s real. That is what a good stuntman or fight coordinator is supposed to do, keep it safe but look unsafe. Most people, if not everyone, has seen or heard of the “Harry Potter” franchise. You…

‘36 Seconds: Portrait of a Hate Crime’ DOC NYC Film Review – A Stirring and Ever-Relevant Spotlight on The Importance of Naming Hate

In February 2015, three young Muslim-Americans were killed by a white neighbor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The deaths of Deah Barakat, his new bride Yusor Abu-Salha, and her sister Razan Abu-Salha rattled a place known for its diversity, and it took very little time to find the perpetrator. Tarek Albaba’s film 36 Seconds: Portrait…

“UnBroken” : One of the Many Untold Stories of the Holocaust / DOC NYC Film Review

“UnBroken” tells the story of how one family was able to stay together during one of the largest systematic genocides in human history. This documentary tells the unbelievable story of the Weber siblings. After their mother died in Auschwitz, they were hidden away by the help of a gracious farmer and his wife. They remained hidden…

‘Sly’ is a Thorough and Eye-Opening Look of Sylvester Stallone-AFI Fest Film Review

Most actors are lucky to achieve one distinguished role over the course of their career or to have a steady stream of work. It’s rare to headline more than one franchise at a time and then start a new one decades later. But there’s not much that’s typical about Sylvester Stallone, who was determined early…

Occupied City | Official Trailer HD | A24 : Directed by Steve McQueen

A24 has dropped a new trailer for the Academy Award-winner Steve McQueen’s (“12 YEARS A SLAVE” ) latest film, “OCCUPIED CITY.”  From 1940 – 1945, Nazis occupied the magnificent city of Amsterdam, which suffered mass deportations, collaborators, a general strike uprising, and a crippling blockade that resulted in the “Hunger Winter” famine of 1944 –…

Film Review – ‘The Pigeon Tunnel’ is an Enthralling Conversation Piece Between John le Carré and Errol Morris

It’s often said that people write what they know. Even in a work of fiction, characters and storylines will be inspired by actual figures and events in an author’s life. There are those who deny any connection with reality and others who embrace what readers suspect, allowing it to add to the depth of their…

Toronto International Film Festival Review – ‘In the Rearview’ is a Poignant Time Capsule of a People in Involuntary Transit

One of the great functions of increasingly effective technology is its ability to capture and document what is happening in the world. It becomes more difficult to dismiss an account of an event when there is video evidence, and even if there are those who argue that it can be staged or manipulated, seeing things…

Emmy Nominee: Exclusive Video Interview with Composer John Powell on ‘Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie’

Check out more of our video interviews on our YouTube channel. Composer John Powell earns his first Emmy nomination for his work on Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival (here’s our review) before debuting on Apple TV+. It’s also Powell’s first official foray into a genre he hadn’t…

Emmy Nomination : Exclusive Video Interview with Director Davina Pardo on ‘Judy Blume Forever’

Check out more of our video interviews on our YouTube channel. Judy Blume Forever is a triumphant celebration of the renowned children’s author who, at age eighty-five, continues to be a force for spotlighting important subjects and not caving in to those who wish to censor her. The film, which made its debut at the…