Bachman Review

I was thrilled to be asked to review BACHMAN, a new documentary about Randy Bachman, who was the BACHMAN in Bachman-Turner Overdrive.  I was even more delighted that I enjoyed it as much as I did. Randy Bachman hit #1 with two separate bands.  First in The Guess Who with “American Woman,” and then in…

All Kindsa Girls Review

All Kindsa Girls is a practically perfect documentary about a frequently overlooked band: The Real Kids. Released in 2006, this film is the authoritative account of the band’s history, and producer/director Cheryl Eagan-Donovan’s affection for her subject shines through every frame. For those who have only heard the title song, the film illustrates why The Real Kids…

Divergent Review

I’d gone to the multiplex to see Captain America: Winder Solider, which I really enjoyed. I had a little more time to kill so I went to see Divergent because it was the movie that was starting next. Yes, I paid twice. I’m a ComedyFilmNerd, and we hold ourselves to high standards. I hadn’t heard anything about it, so I had zero expectations.

Enemy Review

Enemy begins with Jake Gyllenhaal’s heavily bearded character entering a room where a group of men surround some sort of sex show. A scantily clad woman cries out in what could be either pleasure or pain. The camera pans across the faces of the men. Some seem fascinated, some seem uncomfortable, some, almost weary. Two women wearing sheer robes and high heels walk out. One woman places a Sterling silver serving tray on the floor and removes the cover to reveal a giant spider. The other goes to step on it with her high heel, and the camera cuts away. Then, things get weird…