Elle Offers Captivating Condescension Jan17

Elle Offers Captivat...

Overview: An affluent French businesswoman is violently assaulted in her own home and subsequently mounts her own private revenge against her unknown attacker. Sony Pictures Classics; 2016; Rated R; 130 minutes. Violence & Condescension: Isabelle Huppert is an undeniable screen performer...

Patriots Day is a Jingoistic Power Fantasy Jan17

Patriots Day is a Ji...

Overview: Police and armed forces begin a manhunt for the people responsible for the Boston marathon bombings. Lionsgate; 2016; Rated R; 133 minutes. Started at the Relatively Decent: Peter Berg’s directorial form has never been an issue. Shot composition is broad, never atmospheric but lays...

Silence, the Problem of Pain, & the Challenge of Cinema as Religious Text Jan16

Silence, the Problem of Pain, & the Challenge...

Overview: Upon hearing that their mentor has apostatized, two 17th Century Jesuit priests venture into Japan, where Christianity is outlawed, to find him. Based on the novel by Shūsaku Endō. Paramount Pictures; 2016; Rated R; 161 minutes. What’s In The Frame?: Martin Scorsese famously said, “Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out,” a sentence that might be as useful as any working definition that has been offered for the art form as it hits its toddler stage. But the sentiment is also useful in its implied reductive comparison. What is and is not in the frame, that which does and does not happen, what we see...

Monster Trucks is Harmless Children’s Entertainment Jan16

Monster Trucks is Ha...

Overview: A subterranean creature befriends a high school senior and gives his truck the upgrade of a lifetime. Paramount Pictures; 2017; Rated PG; 104 minutes. For Kids: When it comes to children entertainment, the “it’s for kids” claim shouldn’t be an excuse for poor filmmaking qualities....

Red Dog: True Blue is Heartwarming Family Fare  Jan13

Red Dog: True Blue i...

Overview: The story of a boy and his dog as they grow up together on a cattle station in rural Australia. Roadshow Film Distributors; 2017; Rated: PG: 88 minutes. New and Old: 2011’s Red Dog is a classic of the sad but beautiful dog movie genre. In the short time since it’s...

Live by Night is a Frustrating Misstep Jan12

Live by Night is a F...

Overview: Based on Dennis Lehane’s novel, Live by Night follows a bandit who, through a series of unfortunate circumstances, rises as a successful crime boss during the Prohibition era. Warner Bros. Pictures; 2016; Rated R; 129 minutes. Sleep by Day: The opening narration, mumbled by Ben...

Hidden Figures Favors Drama Over Impact Jan11

Hidden Figures Favors Drama Over Impact

Overview: Three black women employed by NASA in the early 1960s solve mathematical equations essential to the success of the space program’s manned missions. 20thCentury Fox; 2016; Rated PG; 127 minutes. Women in History: In the early 1960s, a team of black women worked for NASA as mathematicians and engineers to help the U.S. beat the Soviets in the race to space – and none of us knew about them. Hidden Figures shines the spotlight on three real-life women: Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), a brilliant mathematician who graduated high school at 14, college at 18, and taught math before becoming the most skilled mathematician in...

A Monster Calls Succeeds by Failing as a Fairy Tale Jan10

A Monster Calls Succeeds by Failing as a Fairy Tal...

Overview: A monster helps a young boy come to terms with losing his terminally ill mother. Focus Features; 2016; Rated PG-13; 108 minutes. Messily Ever After: A Monster Calls is a garbage fairy tale. The wicked grandmother is far from wicked. The handsome young prince is sort of petulant and makes every effort to not be a hero. The midnight-visiting monster is better at telling confusing stories than doing any of the standard things that a monster would do. And the ancient magic tree does not cure a damn thing. But J.A. Bayona-directed adaptation of the fantasy novel from Patrick Ness concedes its intention to fail at being a fairy tale...

Go North: A Gorgeously Filmed Debut With Missteps Jan10

Go North: A Gorgeous...

Overview: After an unidentified disaster wipes out the adults of the world, a community of children and teenagers descends into dangerous chaos run by a rowdy crew of high school jocks. Desperate for freedom, friends Josh and Jessie run away in search of other survivors and hope for the...

Fences is a Performance Powerhouse With Questionable Follow-Through Jan09

Fences is a Performance Powerhouse With Questionab...

Overview: Based on August Wilson’s Pulitzer-Prize winning play, Fences examines the struggles of an aging black man in the 1950s as he tries to provide for his family, while his personal failures isolate him. Paramount Pictures; 2016; Rated PG-13; 139 minutes. August Personage: We’d be hard pressed to find a writer who so exquisitely captured the voices of black Americans during the 20th century like August Wilson. Wilson’s works carry blackness within their very punctuation, each break, stammer, or interruption illuminating a great soul of humanity, each one beautiful, damaged, and as individually complex as the laws, regulations, and...

 The Controversies of Straw Dogs 30 Years Later

“Bloody Sam” Peckinpah made a name for himself with his vicious western The Wild Bunch in 1969. After controversy surrounded his professional methods, he took to England to film Straw Dogs, a movie that 30 years later remains as controversial as the director himself. Straw Dogs is certainly a frustrating film to watch. Those familiar know that it’s generally praised or condemned for its content to two extremes: is it a misogynistic, self-fellating film or an insightful look at humanity’s savagery? Looking at it on its 30th anniversary I aimed to ask, why can’t it be both? The truth is that it is both – but not equally or without...

Assassin’s Creed Fails To Rise Above the Video Game Adaptation Curse Dec26

Assassin’s Cre...

Overview: A man becomes drawn into a centuries-old war between the Assassins and the Templars when he is forced by the modern-day latter to use a machine called the Animus which allows him to relive the experiences of his ancestor, an assassin in the Spanish Inquisition. 20th Century Fox;...

Sing Hits a Flat Note Dec21

Sing Hits a Flat Not...

Overview: To reignite interest in the declining state of his theater, an ambitious and optimistic koala holds a singing competition. Universal Pictures; 2016; PG; 110 minutes. The Demise of the Tell-All Trailer: Within the series of three main trailers launched to promote Sing, the rise, the...

Jackie Is All Towering Performance Dec21

Jackie Is All Toweri...

Overview: In the week after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, his wife, Jackie, is tasked with making impossible decisions to preserve his legacy while grieving publicly and privately. Fox Searchlight Pictures; 2016; Rated R; 100 minutes. “A man may die, nations may rise and fall,...

Going Back and to th...

JFK is 25 years old this month. It is still a fascinating movie that is unique in so many ways. It is essentially a three hour accusation against the US government of killing John Kennedy made by a three-time Oscar winner with an all-star cast. It won two Oscars and 16 other movie awards, and...

Beavis and Butt-head Do America: Still On the Couc...

Based on the hit MTV animated series, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America was the feature length directorial debut of Middle America provocateur Mike Judge. After several offers were made and turned down by Judge for a motion picture production based on his original cast of characters, a Beavis and Butt-Head movie finally began to go into production in 1994, with co-writer Joe Stillman attached to develop the an original screenplay. Eventually, Stillman and Judge developed what became one of the most successful December releases of all time, making back $20,114,233 on a $12 million budget. Taking the form and inheriting the narrative tradition...

Hysteria & Heartbreak: The Devil Dec16

Hysteria & Heartbreak: The Devil

Overview: A man is rescued from prison by a strange character who leads him through a dark look at his life. Facets Media; 1972; Not Rated; 119 minutes. Sophomore Effort: The Devil is Andrezj Żuławski’s second film and the first to be a victim of censorship by the Polish government, having been banned for 16 years for its political statements. The film opens on a fiery ordeal in 1793 Poland. A scattering frenzy of soldiers and bloody screams greet the viewer as we’re led into a world of oppression. At the end of a war to protect the constitution from the Russian invasion, The Polish Commonwealth ultimately lost a total of 307,000 km² of...

Rogue One Is Beautiful and Bloodthirsty Dec14

Rogue One Is Beautiful and Bloodthirsty

Overview: A ragtag group of rebels try to steal the plans for the Empire’s newest weapon, The Death Star. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; 2016;  PG-13; 133 Minutes. Long Odds: Disney and Lucasfilm, much like the characters in the newest Star Wars film, had a huge mission. With their acquisition of the Star Wars brand, Disney announced a seemingly endless franchise with a new Star Wars movie every year for  the near future. Some chapters would be continuing episodes of the original saga while others would be spin-offs. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first of these spin-offs and, in terms of the new business model, the most...

Children of Men Ten Years Later: We Couldn’t...

“And therefore I looked down into the great pity of a person’s life on this earth. I don’t mean that we all end up dead, that’s not the great pity. I mean that he couldn’t tell me what he was dreaming, and I couldn’t tell him what was real.” – Denis Johnson, Jesus’ Son It’s easy now, isn’t it? Almost too easy. Today, there is a clear and topical reason to discuss the film beyond just its upcoming ten year anniversary. Do a Google search of the title with the words “relevant” or “accurate” any time over the next few weeks, as we move toward an inauguration of a president whose anti-immigration platform might have been pulled directly...

Kill Ratio Is A Charmless Slog Dec14

Kill Ratio Is A Char...

Overview: After getting caught in the crossfire of an Eastern European coup, it’s up to one ex-CIA agent to defeat the bad guys and save democracy. XLrator Media; 2016; Not Yet Rated; 86 minutes. A Brief Word About Trash Cinema: …And people say Cannon Films died in the 90s. The infamous...

Hysteria & Heartbreak: Possession Will Still Leave You Shaken Dec13

Hysteria & Hear...

Overview: A husband and wife face their own monsters within through a horrifying divorce. Gaumont; 1981; Rated R; 124 minutes. I’ll Be the Way That She Wants: In 1981 Andrzej Żuławski released what would become the most prominent and enduring piece of work in his lifetime. Much like...

Office Christmas Party Offers By the Numbers Holiday Cheer Dec13

Office Christmas Party Offers By the Numbers Holid...

Overview: A gang of corporate misfits and wannabe executives come together to throw the office holiday party to end all office holiday parties. Paramount Pictures; 2016; Rated R; 105 minutes. Who’s Been Naughty: Sporadic studio comedy filmmakers Josh Gordon and Will Speck have come together for the third time to offer a feature film that aims to please general movie-going audiences. Office Christmas Party stars second-time lead performers Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston–who previously co-starred in Gordon and Speck’s unfortunately under-seen sophomore effort The Switch in 2010–who portray dueling executives of a national tech...

La La Land is a Story of Dreams, Reality, and the Search for Artistic Fulfillment Dec13

La La Land is a Story of Dreams, Reality, and the ...

Overview: In La La Land, a jazz pianist and aspiring actress struggle with the reality of pursuing their artistic dreams in Los Angeles while falling for each other. Summit Entertainment; 2016; Rated PG-13; 128 minutes. California Here I Come: La La Land, written and directed by Damien Chazelle, is an impressive follow-up to the director’s most recent film Whiplash. With his newest, Chazelle follows Whiplash with another film about the compromises and sacrifices that accompany creative ambition, albeit with an entirely different tone. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) and Mia (Emma Stone) are both struggling artists aiming to maintain their...

Hairspray Live! Nearly Perfects Musical Television Dec12

Hairspray Live! Nearly Perfects Musical Television

Overview: A live television adaptation of the 2002 broadway musical, Hairspray, which follows Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad who lands a job dancing on her favorite tv show in the midst of integration in the US. NBC; 2016; Not Rated; 180 minutes. (Almost) Live Theater: We should all take some time to appreciate the golden age of television in which we are currently living. On top of reaching new heights of long-form narrative storytelling, there is no other time in the history of the medium where a televised, live musical could dominate during prime time hours. Thus, over the past few years, stage musicals with their unique ability to...

Bangarang! Hook Turns 25

Originally published December 12, 2016.  Hook was the first movie I ever saw in a theater. I was just three years old when the magic of the experience was made known to me. I was enamoured with those thick plush seats, the enormous screen, and the smorgasbord of treats available. More importantly, it was Steven Spielberg who introduced me through Hook to the joy and awe of being transported somewhere unbelievable when its magical scenes were first burned into my tiny toddler mind. It’s because of memories like these that this film holds a special place in the hearts of so many people who saw it as youngsters. Watching it as an adult 25...

We See the Ships in the Distance on ApocalyptoR...

I never saw Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto when it was released in 2006. I remember being vaguely interested, appreciating that it seemed ambitious in scope and subject, and filing it away as a movie I’d maybe get around to. For whatever reason, that didn’t happen—not for years anyway. It wasn’t until a weekend, in the middle of doing a few loads of laundry, that I caught an afternoon cable showing. I sat down to watch just the opening scene to see what it was all about before getting back to the laundry. I didn’t move until the closing credits. So admittedly it wouldn’t take much to pull me away from laundry, but this afternoon must have been in...

Nocturnal Animals Is An Unsettling Experience Dec07

Nocturnal Animals Is An Unsettling Experience

Overview: A novelist sends the manuscript for his latest novel to his ex-wife, who in turn takes its contents to be a veiled message of violent retribution for a past offense. Focus Features; 2016; Rated R; 116 minutes. Co-Dependent Fantasies: From the outset of director Tom Ford’s latest feature length endeavor, Nocturnal Animals, the question of what accounts for the distinction between fantasy and reality is tacitly posed. Affluent art gallery owner Susan Morrow (Amy Adams) finds herself exactly where all of her closest friends and most respected colleagues would expect her to want to be. After earning a graduate degree in art...

Run the Tide Struggles to Find a Point Dec05

Run the Tide Struggl...

Overview: When their abusive, junkie mother is released from prison, a young man named Ray kidnaps his younger brother for a road trip to Santa Cruz. Orion Pictures; 2016; Rated PG-13; 100 minutes. Oops: It was director Soham Mehta’s bad luck that I watched Clint Eastwood’s masterful A...

Manchester by the Sea Is An Operatic Ode to Melancholy Dec05

Manchester by the Se...

Overview: A man wracked with a personal grief of his own is forced to care for his teenage nephew following the death of his brother. Roadside Attractions; 2016; Rated R; 137 minutes. Working Class Blues: At the heart of director Kenneth Lonergan’s stunning followup to the critically...

“If I fight, you fight”: Rocky Balboa ...

When I was growing up, I knew about Rocky. That’s to say – I knew of Rocky. I’d seen the poster, I knew that Sylvester Stallone was a movie star, I knew that at some point he shouted “Adrian!” Like most that haven’t sat down and watched any of the Rocky series, I felt like I already knew the story – and in a way, I did. It is a fairly straightforward underdog story in a lot of ways, which makes it hard to convince non-believers of its worth. The language that Rocky himself uses is simplistic, but the melodrama of the series’ middle casts a shadow over what is otherwise a nuanced, delicate character study. Before Creed was released,...

Monster Fest 2016: The Greasy Strangler Dec02

Monster Fest 2016: T...

Overview: A father and son fight over the same woman while the city is stalked by the Greasy Strangler. FilmRise; 2016; Rated R; 93 minutes I Don’t Get It: I don’t know why this movie exists. I don’t know what it’s trying to say. I can’t imagine the two writers felt that this was a story that...

Monster Fest 2016: Safe Neighborhood Is The Perfect Movie to Go Into Blind Dec01

Monster Fest 2016: Safe Neighborhood Is The Perfec...

Overview: A babysitter and a 12 year old face an unusual home invasion during the Christmas season. Storm Vision Entertainment; 2016; Not Rated; 85 minutes. Twist: Safe Neighborhood is a tough movie to review because of the twist that occurs at the end of the first act. It is such a good twist that the only way to review it is to talk around it and be as vague as possible. Safe Neighborhood is ostensibly the story of a 17-year old babysitter, Ashley, played by Olivia Dejonge (The Visit), who is tasked with babysitting 12-year old Lucas, played by Levi Miller (Pan). Lucas is lovestruck with the older girl and, as she is leaving for college...

The Love Witch Is A Throwback Genre Tale For The Ages Dec01

The Love Witch Is A Throwback Genre Tale For The A...

Overview: A young witch named Elaine is hellbent on finding a man to love her, making use of her many spells and potions to get the job done. Oscilloscope Laboratories; 2016; Not Rated; 120 minutes. Love Magic: If there is an immediate takeaway from The Love Witch, it’s that Anna Biller has directed the hell out of her latest feature. Stylish to a fault, every inch of each frame in The Love Witch employs a striking Technicolor pastiche that calls to mind early genre filmmaking at its finest. Yes, Biller (who was not only the film’s writer, director, editor, and composer but also designed each set and costume) wears her influences on her...

Monster Fest 2016: Free Fire Shoots to Kill Nov30

Monster Fest 2016: Free Fire Shoots to Kill

Overview: An arms deal goes sour leading to a long, long shoot out between two gangs. A24; 2016; Rated R; 90 minutes. Shooters: Ben Wheatley is possibly my favourite director working today. He makes the kinds of movie I like, and he does it with style and wit. He also directed some great Doctor Who episodes, so that definitely puts him in my cool book. His filmography can’t really be pinned to a single genre and with each movie he has honed his skills and pushed himself forward. In accordance with this pattern, Free Fire is a fantastic movie made with an assured hand. It is a film of tiny scale with a small cast and simple plot....

The Monster Struggles to Carry Its Ugly Weight Nov30

The Monster Struggle...

Overview: A monster traps a mother and her child in their car after an accident. A24; 2016; Rated R; 91 minutes. Revisitation: We have seen this before. Of course, we have also said that very thing about this filmmaker’s work before. Specifically, Bryan Bertino’s directorial debut The...

Network 40 Years Later: We’re Still Mad as H...

Network is among the greatest works of contemporary satire in the past forty years. Its pointed skewering of the multimedia marketplace has only become more accurate with each passing year. In the fictional basic cable network Union Broadcasting System, Oscar winning screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky remarkably predicted the formation and susequent rise of such twenty-four hour news behemoths as MSNBC and Fox News. On both sides of the political divide, Howard Beale (Peter Finch) and his populist rants against the unknowable terror of the universe, as refracted and distorted by network programming executives, has found its outlet in real life in...

Three Rivers Film Festival: Kate Plays Christine is an Astonishing Experience Nov29

Three Rivers Film Festival: Kate Plays Christine i...

Overview: As actor Kate Lyn Sheil prepares to take on the role of Christine Chubbuck, a TV news journalist who committed suicide live on air, she finds herself grappling with challenging emotions and ethical quandaries. Grasshopper Film; 2016; Not Rated; 112 minutes. Flip It, Reverse It: Kate Plays Christine isn’t what I would call a provocative film–not in the negative sense that implies pointless deliberacy, anyway–but it does open with something of a provocation to its audience, a challenge to your preconceptions and an attempt to frame your perspective of what follows. The title appears on-screen one word at a time, but in reverse, so...

Three Rivers Film Festival: Short Films Nov29

Three Rivers Film Festival: Short Films

Film culture tends to unfairly neglect the short film. There’s something amazing that can happen to a story when it’s stripped down to the bare necessities. Done well, the short film can captivate, amuse, and inspire in only a short amount of time. The six short productions from this year’s Three Rivers Film Festival attempt to do just that. Accepted Accepted is a documentary concerned with the life of Alexis Taylor Monroe, a genderqueer youth in search of kinship and communion in his new town. Alexis is twenty years old and has recently relocated from New York City to attend Chapman University in Orange County, California. His world...

Three Rivers Film Festival: Apprentice Packs a Punch That Leaves You Bruised Nov29

Three Rivers Film Festival: Apprentice Packs a Pun...

Overview: A man transitioning from the army to work in a prison is given a weighty opportunity to assist an executioner. Akanga Film Productions; 2016; Not Rated; 115 minutes. The Cupboard: Aiman (Firdaus Rahman) lives with his older sister in an apartment which mirrors the prison he works in: restrictive and grey. Suhaila (Mastura Ahmad) cares for their ailing grandmother and lovingly nags like only an older sister can. They’re in each other’s hair and each other’s business at all times, each making choices the other doesn’t agree with. Aiman struggles with his sister’s romantic relationship, fearing abandonment but pushing her...

Three Rivers Film Festival: Tower is An Ode to the Human Spirit Nov29

Three Rivers Film Festival: Tower is An Ode to the...

CyOverview: Keith Maitland’s Tower is a gripping memorial and urgent document regarding the 1966 shooting at University of Texas at Austin. Kino Lorber; 2016; Not Rated; 82 minutes. August 1, 1966: It was a serene and hot Texas day. Claire Wilson and Thomas Eckman amble across the University of Texas. They want to make it back to their car before it’s ticketed. Then, a sudden jolt and Claire collapses to the floor. Before the world becomes clear again, there’s another resounding crack and Thomas falls to the ground next to her — he doesn’t speak again. Claire lays on the blistering cement, unborn baby in her stomach, as blood puddles...

Moana is a Pro-Active Jewel of a Disney Princess Film Nov28

Moana is a Pro-Active Jewel of a Disney Princess F...

Overview: A chieftain’s daughter ventures beyond her island’s safe waters, relying on her inner spirit and bloodline of wayfinding to save her people. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; 2016; Rated PG; 113 minutes. The Much Anticipated Brown Princess: Seven years have past since someone occupied the throne that Tiana. Rapunzel, Merida, Anna, and Elsa occupied as Disney princesses. Although each of these past princesses delivered heartwarming stories of personal growth, love, and family, they left more to be desired for girls, women, and people of color. Finally, Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) isn’t confined to the limited genetic influence...

Allied is a Narrowly Focused World War II Drama Nov28

Allied is a Narrowly...

Overview: A Canadian intelligence officer and a French resistance fighter pose as a married couple to assassinate a Nazi ambassador in Casablanca in 1942. They start a new life in London but are soon forced to confront realities of the war. Paramount Pictures; 2016; Rated R; 124 minutes. Come...

Loving Delivers Much Needed Empathy and Intimacy Nov28

Loving Delivers Much...

Overview: After being arrested for their unlawful marriage, interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving become the center of a decades long legal battle. Focus Features; 2016; Rated PG-13; 123 minutes. As A Verb: Mildred (Ruth Negga) speaks the first two words of Jeff Nichols’ new...

Tree Man Greets a Few Familiar Faces Nov28

Tree Man Greets a Fe...

Overview: An exploration of “Tree People,” or the small community of Christmas tree salespeople who populate the streets of New York City around Christmastime. XLrator Media; 2016; Not Rated; 82 minutes. A Rambling Aside: For the twelve or so years my family lived in Bucks County, right...

Monster Fest 2016: The Hollow Point is a Tightly Plotted Crime Thriller Nov28

Monster Fest 2016: T...

Overview: The sheriff of a small town on the Mexican border becomes embroiled in a cartel vendetta when a deal goes sour. Vertical Entertainment; 2016; Rated R; 97 minutes Western: The modern take on the Western, or neo-Western, is a genre that has reaped dividends the past few years with...

Monster Fest 2016: Sympathy for the Devil Tells a Fascinating True Story Nov26

Monster Fest 2016: Sympathy for the Devil Tells a ...

Overview: A history of the Process Church of the Final Judgment, told by it’s members and fans. Neil Edwards; 2016; Not Rated; 101 minutes. Cult: Cults are inherently fascinating. I think, deep down, we all watch cult stories with a certain smugness. We find amusement in these narratives about everyday lives being completely upended by the arrival of some sort of ultra charming person claiming that they are God or the messiah convincing multiple folks to abandon their possessions and join the cause. We all like to think it will never happen to us, that we are so secure in our cynicism or existing beliefs that there is no chance that a...

King Cobra Is A Stylish, Darkly Comical Delight Nov25

King Cobra Is A Styl...

Overview: A docudrama following the early rise of gay porn star Brent Corrigan, up to and including his falling out with and the eventual murder of his first producer at the hands of two gay porn rivals. IFC Midnight; 2016; Not Rated; 91 minutes. Queerly Complex: You could probably count out...

Monster Fest 2016: Beyond the Gates Nov25

Monster Fest 2016: B...

Overview: Two brothers find a horror board game that seems a little bit too real. Destroy All Entertainment; 2016; Rated R; 84 minutes. VCR Games: In England in the ‘90s, there was a huge trend for video board games. The premise was that along with the usual dice, pieces, and board, the game...

Monster Fest 2016: Raw Adds To An Already Exceptional Horror Year Nov24

Monster Fest 2016: R...

Overview: A young woman goes to veterinary college and finds the hazing rituals are having an adverse effect on her diet. Focus World; 2016; Rated R; 99 minutes. Horror: The best horror movies often combine two elements, one essentially benign and one dangerous. These movies succeed by making...

National Bird Views the Drone Program From a Whistleblower’s Perspective Nov23

National Bird Views ...

Overview: A chilling, disturbing look into the realities of America’s secret drone war in the Middle East that examines the lives of three whistleblowers. FilmRise; 2016; Not Rated; 92 minutes. The Perfect Wrong Time: Sonia Kennebeck’s National Bird is one of those films that makes me wish we...