Films: The Company Men

by Gaetana Caldwell-SmithThe Company Men, written and directed by John Wells, starring Ben Affleck and Tommy Lee Jones.Emmy-winning TV series director John Wells (“ER”, “The West Wing”) brings us a slickly produced film about high-paid “white-collar” workers in “The Company Men,” featuring Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, and Chris Cooper. The film illustrates what happens … Continue reading Films: The Company Men

Great October

by Marlon Pierre-Antoine As the old cliché went, change was in the air. No, I corrected myself, looking down from my princely balcony and down to the crowd of teeming masses below. Change had already come. This was something greater. This was revolution. Revolution, yes - a complete rotation, a total overhaul. The whole world … Continue reading Great October

Review of “Waltz With Bashir”

[by Gaetana Caldwell-Smith]Though the events illustrated in Israeli director and filmmaker Ari Folman’s extraordinary, animated documentary film, "Waltz With Bashir," occurred in 1982, in Lebanon, they are timely, considering Israel’s recent unleashing of its U.S.-backed war machine on Palestinians in Gaza.Folman made his film in collaboration with art director David Polansky and director of animation … Continue reading Review of “Waltz With Bashir”