Archive for June, 2024

Review: Green Border

— by BEV QUESTAD — Excruciatingly frustrating and heartbreaking, famed Polish director Agnieszka Holland has created a courageously accurate drama based on true events that I am calling The Film of the Decade. In 2021 Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko, president of Belarus since 1994, le[...]

Review: The Moor

— by WILLIAM STERR — England is famous for its moors. These deceivingly appear to be barren spots, eons old, where small plants and moss have grown, forming treacherous bogs. In olden days, human sacrifices were made there, and the bodies of criminals and enemies were tossed in, only to [...]

Review: Chronicles of a Wandering Saint

— by BEV QUESTAD — Perhaps Rita is the cleaning lady for the church, or perhaps she is a lady who voluntarily brings cleaning supplies to the church to clean. She badly tries to be helpful and wants a miracle. The film appears to end after 30 minutes. Credits roll and we seem to have [&h[...]

Review: About Dry Grasses

— by BEV QUESTAD — Nuri Bilge Ceylan uses light, a distinctive feature of his Rembrandt-like cinematography, to expose the interior mood of his characters. The shadows of darkness in secret meetings and the stark, cold snow landscape in “About Dry Grasses” reflect a brooding, cold, d[...]

Review: Shadow Land

— by WILLIAM STERR — Fictional former President Robert Wainwright (John Voight – “Megalopolis”) has retired to his expansive ranch, “Shadow Land.” As he plans his memoir, he assembles a team including Rachel Donnelly (Rhona Mitra – “Archive”) to write the book and[...]

Review: What Remains

— by WILLIAM STERR — Wow! What an excavation of the human psyche, from three different, solitary sufferers’ points of view. In “What Remains,” three broken people interact while trying to solve a mystery. Sture Bergwall (Gustaf Skarsgard – “Oppenheimer”) has been an inmat[...]

Review: The Grab

— by BEV QUESTAD — If I had enough money, could I buy parts of countries? For example, could I buy agricultural property in Canada? Norway? Russia? China? This question took me down a rabbit hole of exceeding complexity, but I can report one thing with clarity. Any nationality may buy an[...]

Review: Rowdy Girl

— by BEV QUESTAD — Rowdy Girl is an amber-brown, willful cow who does what she pleases. She is not confined to a milking stall but roams the land with freedom. She may come when she’s called – or not. She’s free, obstinate, and has a mind of her own. But there is also another [&hel[...]