‘Red Penguins’: Skating on Thin, Life-Threatening Ice in Russia

‘Red Penguins’: Skating on Thin, Life-Threatening Ice in Russia

By Alex McPherson Director Gabe Polsky’s new documentary, “Red Penguins,” is a memorable tale of cross-cultural friendship, misunderstanding, greed, betrayal, societal unrest, and good, old-fashioned... Details
‘Light Years’ Silly, Sentimental Romp on Drugs, Love and Friendship

‘Light Years’ Silly, Sentimental Romp on Drugs, Love and Friendship

By Alex McPhersonColin Thompson’s coming-of-age tale, "Light Years," is an enjoyable romp down memory lane that can’t quite reach the emotional heights it aspires to.... Details
‘The Last Vermeer’ Offers Art, History Lesson with a Robust Guy Pearce

‘The Last Vermeer’ Offers Art, History Lesson with a Robust Guy Pearce

By Lynn Venhaus War criminal or war hero? Man of mystery artist and art dealer Han van Meegeren became a man of infamy after World... Details
‘Freaky’ A Clever and Inspired Mix of Horror and Comedy

‘Freaky’ A Clever and Inspired Mix of Horror and Comedy

By Lynn VenhausAs genre mashups go, successfully blending horror and comedy is a tricky task, but “Freaky” turns out to be a real treat. It's... Details
‘His House’ Is Hypnotic, Haunting and Harrowing

‘His House’ Is Hypnotic, Haunting and Harrowing

By Lynn Venhaus  Haunting and hypnotic, “His House” is one of the most original horror films in years. Writer-director Remi Weekes, whose first feature debuted... Details
Remastered Bong Joon-ho’s Earlier ‘Memories of Murder’ is a Crime Masterpiece

Remastered Bong Joon-ho’s Earlier ‘Memories of Murder’ is a Crime Masterpiece

By Lynn Venhaus Had Bong Joon-ho not won multiple Oscars earlier this year for “Parasite,” including Best Director, it’s unlikely that we would have gotten... Details
Audacious Borat Gets Political in Subsequent Moviefilm

Audacious Borat Gets Political in Subsequent Moviefilm

By Lynn VenhausThe highly anticipated sequel to 2006's "Borat" is similarly equal parts offensive, outrageous and hilarious.The original mockumentary was so shocking and different that... Details
Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Is Acting Showcase and One of Year’s Best Films

Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Is Acting Showcase and One of Year’s Best Films

By Lynn Venhaus A civics lesson for the ages, writer-director Aaron Sorkin’s riveting account of “The Trial of the Chicago 7” is a potent examination... Details
One of Year’s Best Ensembles in Weird and Wonderful ‘Kajillionaire’

One of Year’s Best Ensembles in Weird and Wonderful ‘Kajillionaire’

By Lynn VenhausFor centuries, we have been used to family dysfunction propelling comedies and dramas. Along comes the strange “Kajillionaire” with its unconventional story and... Details
Take Ten with Cory Finley

Take Ten with Cory Finley

Writer-Director Helping Small Professional Theatre Sustainment Fund By Lynn VenhausCory Finley first came on my radar with "The Feast," his original play that was produced... Details