Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (2016)

Director: Matthew Ornstein Daryl Davis is a fascinating human being, and this documentary, focused solely on him and his life’s mission, is compelling, thought provoking, and absolutely stellar. Daryl Davis is a musician who has played with everyone from Elvis Presley to Chuck Berry, passing through Muddy Waters, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly Parton, and Johnny… Read More Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (2016)

Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Writer & Director: Kenneth Lonergan Cinematographer: Jody Lee Lipes Composer: Lesley Barber Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, Tate Donovan, Matthew Broderick. Why didn’t I like this movie? By all accounts I should have loved it. It is well directed, the cinematography is beautiful and appropriate, the acting is outstanding.… Read More Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Mustang (2015)

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven Writers: Deniz Gamze Ergüven & Alice Winocour Cinematographers: David Chizallet & Ersin Gok Composer: Warren Ellis Cast: Güneş Şenoy, Doğa Doğuşlu, Elit İşcan, Tuğba Sunguroğlu, İlayda Akdoğan. This beautiful foreign film, which can be found streaming on Netflix, was also an Oscar nominee last year for best foreign film, and it is definitely well deserved.… Read More Mustang (2015)