Eric A. Gordon: Filled with period music and the tuneful songs of Lalo Guerrero, Zoot Suit urgently demonstrates the clash between generations in a Chicano family, the rifts between communities in America, and the ways racism and bias can impact a society.
Ed Rampell: In a very sensitive yet often droll way Piano sets out to explore what made Oscar’s inner mental metronome tick.
Ed Rampell: Co-writer/director and son of a concentration camp survivor Howard Teichman’s Fugu sheds light on a little known episode of the exodus that took about 6,000 wandering Jews not to the Promised Land – but to the Land of the Rising Sun.
John Cromshow: If a title could say it all, An Enemy of the People certainly speaks to an all-too-modern trend in which criticism of political leaders is equated with treason.
Eric A. Gordon: Only in the act of going through the motions of reconciliation do we see that each of these five people brings to the table a certain amount of dishonesty and disingenuousness, perhaps some of them subconscious up to this point.