Author Archives: David Teich

Interview: Sterlin Harjo (Director – ‘This May Be The Last Time’)

Interview: Sterlin Harjo (Director – ‘This May Be The Last Time’)

Director Sterlin Harjo heard a story hundreds of times growing up; the story of when his grandfather disappeared. Pete Harjo mysteriously went missing in 1962 after his car crashed on a rural bridge in Sasakwa, Oklahoma. The Seminole Indian community began a day and night search for his body. As they combed the riverbanks it

Interview: Christian Schwochow (Director – ‘West’)

East Germany. Summer, late 70’s. Three years after her boyfriend Wassilij’s apparent death, Nelly Senff decides to escape from behind the Berlin Wall with her son Alexej, leaving her traumatic memories and past behind. Pretending to marry a West German, she crosses the border to start a new life in the West. But soon her

Interview: Ryan Murdock, Director – ‘Bronx Obama’

When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn’t see himself – a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. He saw the face of change, of hope… of money. ‘Bronx Obama‘ tells the strange and improbable tale of a Barack

Review: ‘Laggies’

Directed by Lynn Shelton Written by Andrea Seigel Starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell, Jeff Garlin, & Mark Webber NOW PLAYING in NYC and Select Theaters Lynn Shelton loves her characters—probably too much. They never seem to endure anything too harsh. In film after film, Shelton orchestrates compelling, conflict-laden situations born of bad

Review: ‘Birdman’

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu Written by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, & Armando Bo  Starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, & Amy Ryan NOW PLAYING in NYC & Select Theaters A has-been actor tries to reestablish relevance: It doesn’t sound like the freshest of premises. ‘Sunset Boulevard’s’ Norma Desmond prepped

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Inherent Vice’

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson Written by Paul Thomas Anderson (Screenplay) and Thomas Pynchon (Novel) Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Eric Roberts, Michael Kenneth Williams, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, and many more. Now Playing at the 52nd New York Film Festival For a film

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