Ernest Hardy

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  • As is the case with so much evil in these contemporary United States, a crucial legal loophole that allows oil-and-gas-industry malfeasance can be traced to the lair of Halliburton and its dark lord, Dick Cheney. In 2005, according to the...

  • The rise of the New Romantics and other flamboyant music camps in early-Eighties British pop led Paul Weller (the Jam, Style Council) to carp that it was "like punk never happened." The fantastic documentary Soul Boys of the Western World...

  • Hung over, swigging from a cellphone-shaped flask and not properly reverential toward the sanctity of motherhood, 30-something Ruth (Sonja Bennett) ruins a friend's baby shower and is cast out of her circle of friends, all of whom are married...

  • Some glitches aside, Private Number earns its horror film stripes. When Michael Lane (Hal Ozsan,) a recovering alcoholic struggling to complete his second novel, starts receiving mysterious, cryptic phone calls at the home he shares with...

  • 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...

  • 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...