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Interview: David Farrier Talks "Tickled"

To make a documentary film in the best suspense genre of Hollywood is not so easy. If you allow me to add the following line, then, it is almost impossible to deliver that kind of intensity where an investigative journalist investigates or narrates the story in a certain manner to keep you at the edge of your seat. 896 more words

Movie Reviews

Film Review: 'Under the Sun'

Propaganda is one of the least universal modes of communication, and one almost feels a tiny sympathy for the North Korean authorities naive enough to think veteran Russian documentarian Vitaly Mansky would tow the designated party line with “Under the Sun.” But instead, the invited guest filmmaker ruthlessly mocks and undermines their intentions by simply revealing the heavily scripted artifice imposed upon this supposed look at average (but exemplary!) family life in Pyongyang. 783 more words


Film Review: 'The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev'

In the tradition of the Von Trapps and the Jacksons, “The Wonderful Kingdom of Papa Alaev” profiles a long-running family musical act whose joyful musicality onstage is somewhat belied by the discordant notes hit behind the scenes. 725 more words


Almost an Amnesia Story?

I am fortunate to be included in another Mills & Boon miniseries

Welcome to The Hollywood Hills Clinic!

Where doctors to the stars work miracles by day—and explore their hearts’ desires by night… 377 more words

Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

Mattress Men takes Toronto

Last week, I went over to Toronto for the Hot Docs Film Festival where the film I spent last year cutting ‘Mattress Men’ had its world premiere. 790 more words


Film Review: 'Beware the Slenderman'

Parents might monitor their kids’ time online a little more closely after watching “Beware the Slenderman,” the un-heartwarming story of two real-life little girls who nearly stabbed a classmate to death because they thought it would please a fictive bogeyman who’s gained recent traction on the internet. 685 more words


Film Review: 'Sour Grapes'

“Sour Grapes” investigates an embarrassing scandal that rocked the world of highest-end wine collectors — and left as many as 40,000 “fake” bottles still circulating in their milieu — approaching the stunningly expansive scam as a real-life comic mystery fit for Hercule Poirot, complete with a cast of privileged dupes for whom the average viewer isn’t likely to feel much sympathy. 730 more words