REVIEW: New York Lately [2009]

“I still flippin’ care” The slice of life adventures start at a company party, each attendee in differing modes of acquaintance considering the company’s large size and the locale’s (New York City) sprawling possibilities. There’s drinking and conversation, stolen kisses and loud guffaws, and of course the promise of a hangover during work the next day—one worth the trouble if the evening ends with a plus one or not if morning delivers an empty bed. Writer/director Gary King hasn’t created this soirée for the characters’ benefit, though. They all leave…

Read More

REVIEW: Things I Don’t Understand [2012]

“Tomorrow doesn’t exist until it’s today” Faith is defined as believing without seeing. We give so much impetus to its use on the afterlife that it’s easy to forget the need for such fidelity in ourselves. The question of what happens when we die is one people love to debate because we all hold our views tight enough stop another’s opinion from squeezing through. Atheists, spiritualists, and the religious all have their idea of emptiness or awakening and each becomes lost in their quest without first enjoying the now. Nobody…

Read More