“Mia Madre”

A woman’s struggle to balance her career and family is well-trodden ground in narrative cinema, but “Mia Madre” goes beyond the surface.


The film is about selfishness and the unintended consequences that come from following one’s desires, yet it also showcases the power of love that binds people together in unbreakable ways.


Bridget retains just enough irreverence to make her and her group of rabble-rousing friends feel refreshing.


Not all films by a director — even some of the best directors — are good.

Jacob clearly doesn’t listen to the right public radio.

No documentary is entirely objective, but “Primary” is pretty close.

Few other years in my (admittedly short) life warrant such a strong reaction as 13.


The documentary is structured chronologically, moving from the beginning of Leonard’s career as an actor to the creation of “Star Trek” to Leonard’s death in 2015.

“Little Men”

Sachs shows what friendship looks like without letting the audience in on its secrets and specificities.


The dialogue left me and those around me in the theater laughing at the sheer absurdity of the things being said in supposedly serious, emotional scenes.