The Art of Self-Defense – Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Jul 18th, 2019


“The Art of Self-Defense earns its black belt in the annals of cinema.”

A shy, apprehensive man looks to make a major change to his life in Riley Stearns‘ second feature film ‘The Art of Self-Defense‘ that stars the fantastic Jesse Eisenberg. Part sadistic comedy and part thriller, Stearns and Eisenberg perfectly walk the line of awkwardness and confidence here. This is a film that deserves to be a big hit and seen by everyone, although I can’t help but think the masses won’t know what to do with this multiple genre story. In my eyes though, ‘The Art of Self-Defense‘ is a winner and I can’t remember seeing anything quite like it.

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To Dust: Film Review!

by Bryan Kluger on Feb 7th, 2019

It’s easy to see why ‘To Dust‘ won the big Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival. This oddball comedy has a unique charm and magical friendship that you wouldn’t see coming if it was right under your nose to go along with its morbid curiosity about death and grieving. First time feature film director Shawn Snyder takes his script to some gnarly places, but he has some fun with it in a light-hearted and innocent kind of way that stars Géza Röhrig (Saul from ‘Son of Saul’) and Ferris Bueller himself Matthew Broderick. You can see why these two phenomenal actors were drawn to this film and why three major actors helped produce the film, including Emily Mortimer, Alessandro Nivola, and Ron Pearlman.

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‘The Wizard of Lies’ is Coming to HBO!

by Bryan Kluger on Feb 28th, 2017

Hi everyone, Bryan here….

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Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer will star as Bernie and Ruth Madoff in the upcoming film made for HBOThe Wizard of Lies‘. The film will debut on HBO on Saturday May 20 at 8PM ET. The film is directed by Barry Levinson, which if you remember, has an impressive list of films under his belt. With films like ‘The Natural‘, ‘Bugsy‘, ‘Wag the Dog‘, ‘Rain Man‘, ‘Good Morning, Vietnam‘, and ‘Bandits‘ to just name a few, you can already see that this project is in good hands.

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Hey guys, Jana here,


It’s that time of year again, the nominees for the 69th Annual Tony Awards were announced Tuesday by past Tony winner Mary-Louise Parker and a new-comer to the boards of Broadway, Bruce Willis. The awards ceremony will be June 7, airing live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall. Hosting the ceremony are recent nominee Kristin Chenoweth and the inimitable star of ‘Cabaret’ Alan Cumming.

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Hi, Bryan Here….

The Toronto Film Festival is coming up quickly and it looks like it is going to be one for the books.  ‘Looper’ is going to open up the festival with several other centerpiece films that strike my fancy.  Two of them include Joss Whedon’s Shakespeare film ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, and Terrence Malick’s new film, ‘To The Wonder’.  Can’t wait.  Below is the official press release.  Who’s going? Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF, and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Toronto International Film Festival, made the first announcement of films to premiere at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival. Films announced include titles in the Galas and Special Presentations programmes. The announced films include 17 Galas and 45 Special Presentations, including 38 world premieres.

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