Reviews

New Directors/New Films 2017: “Quest”

New Directors/New Films 2017: “Quest”

Kurt Brokaw reviews Jonathan Olshefski’s debut documentary “Quest”, a deeply personal and uplifting meditation on family love. The documentary debuted at Lincoln Center’s “New Directors/New Films” Festival which runs March 15-26.

Sundance 2016: Where Black Lives Matter

Sundance 2016: Where Black Lives Matter

Slave rebellion, a romance for the history books, and girls being their odd, tough selves combine for one potent antidote to Hollywood’s dearth of black lives on screen. Credit goes to Sundance 2016, according to staff writer Neil Kendricks, who says this festival “defiantly flies a multi-racial flag of true diversity.”

Sundance 2016: New Frontier’s VR Spectacles

Sundance 2016: New Frontier’s VR Spectacles

In its 10th year, Sundance’s New Frontier section abounded with cutting edge technology and immersive, VR experiences. Neil Kendricks and Maddy Kadish wore the headsets, goggles, and assorted cutting-edge tech in order to leave Park City momentarily behind and glimpse the future of storytelling.

NYFF 2015: Critic’s Choice

NYFF 2015: Critic’s Choice

Remember 2008’s spectacular doc-based-on-a-book Man On Wire? Now it’s fictionalized as The Walk and Kurt Brokaw LOVED it. Find out what else our senior critic adored at this year’s New York Film Festival, running September 25-October 11, 2015.