Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

A- entertainment documentary Directed by Leslie Woodhead About halfway through this documentary about the great singer, it occurred to me that it has very little performance footage. Seldom do you actually see her moving while she sings. Far more often, especially in the first half of the film, director Leslie Woodhead shows photos of Fitzgerald … Continue reading Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

Sword of God clashes between Christians and pagans

A Religious medieval drama Written by Bartosz Konopka, Przemyslaw Nowakowski, & Anna Wydra Directed by Bartosz Konopka Religious conflict makes for anger, hysteria, and violence. You get plenty of these emotions in this powerful, Polish tale. Set on a northern island in the early middle ages, Bartosz Konopka's frightfully striking film pits Christianity against a … Continue reading Sword of God clashes between Christians and pagans

This very bad marriage makes the protagonist want to Swallow

A- Drama/Thriller Written and directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis What makes a pregnant woman hurt herself so badly? Bit by bit - or perhaps I should say bite by bite - Hunter (Haley Bennett) physically tortures herself. She swallows things: a marble, a pin, a battery. It gets worse. Carlo Mirabella-Davis' fine drama shows at least … Continue reading This very bad marriage makes the protagonist want to Swallow