Lore: An Adolescent’s View of the Fall of the Third Reich

A Historical drama Written by Cate Shortland and Robin Mukherjee Based on the novel The Dark Room," by Rachel Seiffert Directed by Cate Shortland What happens when your entire world--wealth, security, parental love, and the values you were raised with--dissolve almost overnight? That's what happens to Lore (Saskia Rosendahl), a teenage member of the Hitler … Continue reading Lore: An Adolescent’s View of the Fall of the Third Reich

What’s Screening: February 22 – 28

Dear readers: I realize my blog has been all but dormant recently. My father was ailing the last few months, and I was his medical representative. He died last Friday. In addition, I was directing a one-act musical comedy, which will have its one-and-only performance at Ashkenaz this Saturday. You can understand why I had … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 22 – 28

What’s Screening: February 15 – 21

IndieFest continues through the week. The Black LGBT Film Festival plays the New Parkway tonight through Sunday, while Silent Winter takes over the Castro Saturday. Now, if anyone can come up with an independent black LGBT silent film, we'll have all of our bases covered. I've placed my Silent Winter capsules at the end of … Continue reading What’s Screening: February 15 – 21

Wait 20 Years, and Then You Can Call a Groundhog Day a Classic

It's Groundhog Day! I repeat: It's Groundhog Day! The movie Groundhog Day first played to paying audiences 20 years ago today. I saw it soon after the release, and fell instantly in love with it. But only now, 20 years later, am I willing to give it my highest rating: A+. I don't give that … Continue reading Wait 20 Years, and Then You Can Call a Groundhog Day a Classic