Category: Film Reviews

WE THE ANIMALS Film Review

Ninety-four minutes of rapturous filmmaking about three young brothers approaching puberty as they are growing up in the chaos of a working class, quintessential dysfunctional American family in rural upstate New York.

CHAINED FOR LIFE Movie Review, 10th Annual BAM Cinema Fest

A brilliant, acerbic depiction of “gonzo surrealism” about an “outré art-horror” movie being shot in a semi-abandoned hospital – that was the publicity hook for this reviewer who was subsequently swept up in the reverie of a Brooklyn filmmaking auteur’s stylistic Super 16mm movie flushed with scenes surreal or with the verisimilitude of a reality TV show.

NANA Film Review

NANA is not a historical documentary about what happened to the Jewish people during WWII, but rather the story of a blonde girl with a normal life who lost everything, and how her descendants live with the trauma of heritage. It also shows a strong woman who managed to survive and keep her hands clean.

CHI-TOWN Film Review

A hell of a documentary by Director Nick Budabin telling a bittersweet saga about the basketball playing years of Keifer Sykes, who has the indomitable spirit of an African American Everyman, soaring on the courts as a pint-size wunderkind and off as a loving uncle, father and comrade as he pursues his dreams. This film is as much about life, especially life in Chicago, as it is about basketball.