This Week At the Movies

Cinequest continues and the Irish Film Festival plays its full run this week. See below for comments. Around the Bay. Sparse and utilitarian, Alejandro Adams’ low-key drama gets right to the point, then tells its dysfunctional family story without pyrotechnics. Single dad Wyatt (Steve Voldseth) is so remote and disconnected from his five-year-old son (Connor … Continue reading This Week At the Movies

The Band’s Visit

[B] Comedy Written and directed by Eran Kolirin Kurt Vonnegut called unusual travel suggestions "dancing lessons from God." A small Egyptian police orchestra does quite a rumba when they accidentally arrive in the wrong Israeli town in Kolirin’s gentle comedy. There’s nothing political about this Arabs-meet-Jews movie. Neither politics nor religion ever come up. No … Continue reading The Band’s Visit

Around the Bay

 A Family drama Written and directed by Alejandro Adams Sparse and utilitarian, Alejandro Adams' low-key drama gets right to the point, then tells its dysfunctional family story without pyrotechnics. Single dad Wyatt (Steve Voldseth) is so remote and disconnected from his five-year-old son (Connor Maselli) t hat he leaves the child home alone--and that's in … Continue reading Around the Bay