Film: “Wild Tales”

This Argentinian film was Oscar-nominated for Best Foreign Film last year, and I recommend it, with reservations.  The writer-director, Damian Szifron, has a jaundiced view of humanity, but is inclined to see the humor in how we pathetic creatures relate to each other. Of the six stories he tells, only one, the last, even hints…

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3 Films at Tribeca

Here’s my take on three at Tribeca 2015. The sole entertainment value in Franny – a considerable one – is watching Richard Gere go to town in a bravura performance in the title role as a charismatic, sexy, charming multi-millionaire who desperately uses his money to atone for guilt in the deaths of his best…

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