Category: Film/TV/Video

2023 Tribeca Fest Film Review: ROLLING ALONG – Part 1

ROLLING ALONG resonates like an enigmatic, bittersweet, raconteuring memoir which also provided a compelling dish of Americana rarely seen on the Big Screen.
Bradley’s talking about intimately personal and professional moments and periods of his life – woven into a nonfiction film narrative – is arresting, especially because he is alluding to much bigger matters. It should be seen, and seen more than once. Serious filmgoers, cinephiles, aficionados and film buffs know good and really good films have to be seen more than once since it’s rare for viewers to understand all there is to a movie. – Review by Gregg W. Morris

Film Review of Recently Re-released IRRESVERSIBLE (2002) with its companion IRREVERSIBLE: STRAIGHT CUT (2023) by Gaspar Noé.

Excerpt from the production notes: “On the original release of IRREVERSIBLE, critics responded vehemently, and the relationship between the violence of the film and its form was central to how it was perceived and valued. However, as yet, there has been little critical response to the Straight Cut and, as a result, there has been little discussion about how the revised structure impacts on the film’s meaning and the permissibility of its depiction of violence.”

This reviewer wonders what respected American filmmakers in these contemporary times will be saying about the new release. What will respected Filmmakers of Color as well as respected Film Reviewers of Color say? Last, but absolutely not least, what’s will be on the minds of respected women filmmakers and film reviewers? – Review by Gregg W. Morris

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at Silicon Beach Film Festival

“Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash, we shouldn’t go at all,” Pauline Kale was quoted as saying. And Roger Elbert, author of “Your Movie Sucks,” once acknowledged that some of his fans confided in him their need sometimes to see really bad movies even though the reasons were never explained. This reviewer believed those comments needed to be aired before he got into the guts of the review of first time director Zach Koepp’s 77-minute-long THE WILLOWBROOK, which was released on digital early in November.