The Genius and The Opera Singer : a toxic mother/daughter relationship

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  This 2017 documentary from Brit filmmaker Vanessa Stockley about the toxic relationship between 92 year-old former opera  singer and her 55 year-old embittered daughter is one helluva tough view.  Drawing immediate comparisons with the more famous eccentric mother/daughter duo in Grey Gardens, but this new film severely lacks the humor and affection (albeit twisted) … Continue reading

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

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Filmmaker Noah Baumbach has very definitely adopted Woody Allen’s mantle in this new ensemble NY dramedy that rambles through the dynamics of of a very disorderly family resulting in what will probably end up being one of his more populist films. The family patriarch Harold (an extraordinarily dry and funny Dustin Hoffman) is a retired … Continue reading

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