Ed Rampell: Academy Award winning Australian filmmaker Eva Orner’s well-made documentary Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator is an 86-minute creepfest perfect for the #MeToo Movement and moment.
Ed Rampell: The problem with this Story is that while it does tell us Nicole’s point of view, it doesn’t show us her perspective. And as all cinema school students learn in “Film 101,” in the motion picture medium showing generally trumps telling.
Walter G. Moss: White Moss, which won a Special Jury mention at the 2015 LA Film Festival, is set among the nomadic Nenets reindeer herders of northern Siberia. Sandburg’s words about love, weddings, family, stars, climate, food, work, fun, and arctics are all relevant to it.
Steve Early: The deadly feuds and personal betrayals recounted in Scorsese’s 3 and ½ hour film took place during the union’s scandal-scarred heyday, when Teamster clout could have been used for many good purposes, like improving truck driver safety.
Peter Laarman: Homophobia, misogyny, and contempt for the poor (aka the un-chosen) are so very much taken for granted and accepted as “Christian” within The Family that its principals are able to say, with a perfectly straight face, that they have no political agenda when they support and subsidize authoritarian leaders around the world who exemplify and implement these hatreds.