Irene Monroe: While summer flicks are known fondly as “popcorn movie season” the film “Detroit” is difficult to digest.
Ed Rampell: Whose Streets? is a sort of filmic analogy to the Black Lives Matter movement, which grew out of the shooting of Mike Brown and other African Americans gunned down by police and vigilantes for minor (if any) alleged infractions of the law.
Bill Meyer: A strange twist on the gangster film, Mr. Long directed by the amazing SABU (Kanukake) tells the story of a hit man from Taiwan who ends up in Japan and befriends a young boy whose mother is an addict.
Walter Moss: The Loman tragedy, however, is not caused just by the family’s own failings. America’s capitalist consumer culture also contributes to it.
Ed Rampell: The 23rd LAFF stressed the significance of having a multitude of voices – in regards to ethnicity, gender, sexual preference, etc. – and providing them with exposure in a multi-verse of mass medium screenings.