Ernest Hardy

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  • Director Rob Stewart commits a tactical error common to contemporary documentary filmmakers whose work rings the alarm on the damage we do to global ecology: He so painstakingly outlines what is almost irreparable harm that the shoehorned...

  • It is impossible to overstate how grating Nia Vardalos is as the title character in Helicopter Mom. Throughout her career, her default setting has been something like "Jack Russell terrier after an amphetamine bender." No surprise that...

  • 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...