“Strawberry Mansion” Sundance 2021 Review

Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Tyler Davis. If you were to drain the weird juice from Netflix’s original series  “Maniac,” “Black Mirror”, extract the pulp from  Michel Gondry’s “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” add a dash of The Beatles’ “Strawberry Fields Forever” and a scoop of hallucinogenic plot-laced bananas, you might come…

Swinging with the Finkels (2011)

2011 saw the release of the independent downtrodden comedy 'Swinging with the Finkels' come and go--probably because of the odd title--and then revive itself on Netflix. After months of passing it by and then flippantly adding it to my Netflix queue, I finally broke down and decided to give it a chance. At a glance, and…

Imitation Game: Man or Enigma?

“Are you paying attention?” Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) says glaring down in a cold, gloomy police station interrogation room “You think you are in control of what will happen, you are mistaken. Because I know things you do not know.” he tells the audience—or rather the officer who brought him in for questioning. Turing continues…