An interview with the cast and writer-director of ‘Folk Hero and Funny Guy’, one of 2016’s best indie films.
Reviewed by Lauren Humphries-Brooks Rainbow Time is now available on Netflix The first half hour of Linas Phillips’s new film Rainbow Time is one of the most profoundly awkward slices of cinema I’ve ever sat through. Shonzi (Phillips), a mentally challenged man living with his father, comes into conflict with his younger brother Todd (Timm…
Reviewed by Lesley Coffin Newark native John Romano returns to his past by way of literary icon Philip Roth with the new film American Pastoral. The controversial novel (as are most Roth works) about a father’s life upended by the acts of his daughter Merry (Dakota Fanning) translates the Book of Job into a 60s era…
An interview with Screenwriter Eric Heisserer, The First in Our Contenders Series
Review of Claude Lelouch’s new film, Une + Un , a spiritual successor to A Man and A Woman.
Review of the outstanding family comedy Jean of the Joneses by Stella Meghie and starring Taylor Paige
One of the best features of the Hampton’s film festival is the opportunity to utilize its intimate setting, despite its close proximity to New York City. Often overlapping with the New York Film Festival (as it did this year), the festival has a quality of being a retreat. It invites a more leisurely, relaxed audience…
Lauren Humphries-Brooks reviews Raoul Peck’s documentary I Am Not Your Negro, from James Baldwin’s novel
Review of Pedro Almodóvar’s Julieta, starring both Emma Suárez and Adriana Ugarte in the title role
Review if Robin Swicord’s Wakefield, starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner
Review of director Benedict Andrews’ debut film Una starring Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn, the film adaption of the controversial stage play Blackbird.
A review of much talked about Birth of a Nation, starring and directed by Nate Parker