Film Review: “Detroit”

Film Review: “Detroit”

by Todd McCarthey Kathryn Bigelow’s latest effort is a docudrama about the 1967 Detroit riots, focusing on a specific incident of police violence against a group of black men at a hotel. Rated R, 143 minutes A particularly nasty historical instance of police brutality against African-Americans is wrenched back into the spotlight on its 50th […]

Film Review: “Girls Trip”

Film Review: “Girls Trip”

by David Rooney Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah play college friends reuniting for a New Orleans weekend during the Essence Festival in Malcolm D. Lee’s sisterhood celebration. Rated R; 122 minutes Opens July 21, 2017 It’s barely been a month since the joyless “Rough Night” came and went in a […]

Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”: TV Review

Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”: TV Review

by Dan Feinberg Hulu’s all-too-timely adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel is one of the spring’s best new shows and makes Elisabeth Moss an immediate Emmy contender. Branching out from Nov. 8, 2016, is an alternate timeline in which The Handmaid’s Tale could simply be enjoyed as a beautifully produced speculative thriller, a cautionary tale worthy […]

Film Review: “Farmland”

Film Review: “Farmland”

by John DeFore James Moll interviews a half-dozen twentysomethings who’ve chosen the challenging life of a farmer. Attractive but none-to-deep celebration of hard-working heartlanders. SIX YOUNG AMERICANS share their experience of life on farms in James Moll’s “Farmland,” a documentary whose take on its subject is more upbeat and uncomplicated than most moviegoers will expect. […]

Indie Films—A Trio of Reviews from the Tribeca Film Festival

Indie Films—A Trio of Reviews from the Tribeca Film Festival

“Gabriel” Rory Culkin stars as a mentally unstable youth convinced that tracking down his first love is the answer to his problems in director Lou Howe’s debut feature. by Dave Rooney Venue: Tribeca Film Festival (World Narrative Competition) Cast: Rory Culkin, David Call, Deirdre O’Connell, Emily Meade, Lynn Cohen, Louisa Krause, Alexia Rasmussen No rating, […]