Cinema Verite

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Almost 40 years ago before our TV screens were over-run with excessive trivial drivel that, without a single hint of irony, is called Reality TV, there were The Louds, ‘An American Family’.  Documentary filmmaker Craig Gilbert had seduced this seemingly near perfect nuclear family into allowing his film crew to set up cameras all around their … Continue reading



Concrete Night

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One can only imagine when the Finnish Film Academy submitted Concrete Night as the country’s official submission for the Best Foreign Picture Oscar in 2014, that the Finnish Tourist Authorities must have had a royal fit. This deeply disturbing story is shot in a bleak unforgiving depressing public housing project in one of Helsinki’s rougher … Continue reading



Every Day

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This had the pedigree to be a real good old emotional family drama. Written and directed by Richard Levine one of the moving forces behind T.V’s ‘Nip/Tuck’ and starring Liev Schreiber, Oscar winner Helen Hunt, Eddie Izard, Brian Dennehy, and young Ezra Miller (T.V’s Royal Pains) ….so much talent that resulted in such a disappointing mish mash. … Continue reading




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