Ernest Hardy

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  • There are moments in Song From the Forest where the documentary's core narrative comes close to inducing groans: A white American travels to a rainforest in central Africa and finds a people (in this case, the Bayaka pygmies) whose pure...

  • Director Christopher Presswell is clearly enamored with cinematic storytelling from yesteryear. His Candlestick, which he co-wrote with András Forgács, is an old-fashioned British murder-mystery, complete with references to...

  • When we first meet Signe (Alicja Bachleda), she's barefoot, in an old trenchcoat, nervously and quickly walking down a filthy New York sidewalk. None of the past lovers, men or women, she furiously dials is reachable, so she settles for a...

  • Some Christians feel that critics mock their faith-based entertainment fare (films, TV shows, books) out of reflexive hostility to the faith itself. That might be true, with some reviewers, but the reality is that a lot of that particular brand...

  • The soundtrack for Electric Slide oozes throwback '80s cool: Suicide, X, Gang of Four, Psychedelic Furs, Depeche Mode. The music has a gloriously dark sheen and undeniable pulse. The film itself, despite being based on a...

  • The Occupy movement persists in fits and stutters around the globe, and though its inability (stateside at least) to resolve internal issues around race, class and gender shouldn't be ignored, neither should its successes. One of those is the Bay...