Interview: Ira Sachs, “Little Men”

Interview: Ira Sachs, “Little Men”


I didn’t put Ira Sachs’ Little Men on my top ten of the year thus far list, but if I’d revisited it before seeing Mike Birbiglia’s Don’t Think Twice, it might have ended up at least in the ten slot, and possibly higher. It’s one of the films in 2016 that comes as close to perfect as possible, … Continue reading

Review: Gleason, 2016, dir. Clay Tweel

Review: Gleason, 2016, dir. Clay Tweel


If a person tells you that Gleason, the two hour documentary about Steve Gleason, the erstwhile safety for the New Orleans Saints and the man credited as an icon of the city’s post-Katrina recovery in 2006 thanks to one blocked punt, is inspiring, and if that is the only adjective that a person uses to describe the film, … Continue reading

Review: The Mermaid, 2016, dir. Stephen Chow

Review: The Mermaid, 2016, dir. Stephen Chow


I love Stephen Chow, and have since Shaolin Soccer helped boost his visibility and his reputation on an international scale. (Maybe that’s how you first got to know Chow as a director and as an actor, too, though if you have not already, I strongly suggest going back through his pre-Soccer filmography, as it is loaded … Continue reading