As we head into the final months of the Presidential campaign, the timing was indeed perfect for IFC Films, which has acquired U.S. rights to the political drama KNIFE FIGHT, starring Rob Lowe as an insider strategist. Bill Guttentag, a documentarian best known for the film SOUNDTRACK TO A REVOLUTION, wrote and directed the screenplay (a collaboration with political consultant Chris Lehane, who served as White House advisor to President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and served as Vice President Al Gore’s press secretary). In the film which premiered last January at the Sundance Film Festival, Lowe plays a political strategist, working with a Kentucky governor (Eric McCormack), a blackmailed California senator (David Harbour) and an idealistic doctor turned gubernatorial candidate (Carrie-Anne Moss), who starts to question his methods.
Bloodline (Henry Jacobson, 2019 ) 3 out of 4 stars. How many people in our lives that we trust do we actually really know, inside and out? Do we know their light side and their dark side? Do we know … Continue reading
This Is Not Berlin (“Esto no es Berlín”) (Hari Sama) 2 out of 4 stars. What doesn’t sound interesting about a movie detailing the queer art scene of 1980’s Mexico City? I, for one, was all in. Unfortunately, despite centering … Continue reading
Love, Antosha (Garret Price, 2019) 3½ out of 4 stars. The actor Anton Yelchin (1989-2016), who died in a freak accidentin his own driveway, starred in movies both large and small, from the rebooted Star Trek franchise to the highly … Continue reading
Cold Case Hammarskjöld (Mads Brügger, 2019) 4 out of 4 stars. Dag Hammarskjöld (1905-1961) was the second Secretary-General of the United Nations, serving from 1953 until his death in a plane crash in Africa. An idealistic and militant soul, the … Continue reading