American Epic With an Unblinking Eye: My Review of 12 Years a Slave

A Historical drama Written by John Ridley, based on the memoir by Solomon Northup Directed by Steve McQueen Painful, frightening, outrageous, lyrical, beautiful, and terrifying despite the happy ending promised in the title, 12 Years a Slave reminds you of what cinema is supposed to be about. This is easily the best new film I've … Continue reading American Epic With an Unblinking Eye: My Review of 12 Years a Slave

Young, Gay, Jewish, Talented, and Out of Control: My Review of Kill Your Darlings

A Drama Written by Austin Bunn and John Krokidas Directed by John Krokidas Interesting how Indiewood has embraced the beats lately--especially Allen Ginsberg. Depending on how you look at it, Kill Your Darlings is the second or third feature about Ginsberg in the space of just over three years. First there was Howl, about Ginsberg … Continue reading Young, Gay, Jewish, Talented, and Out of Control: My Review of Kill Your Darlings