Dinner In America

Dinner In America (2020)

There are two reasons behind the title of writer/director Adam Rehmeier’s mannered rites-of-passage comedy Dinner In America. The first is that the film is structured around a series of dinners, all bickering and fractious, that showcase the fault lines of class, sex and ideology in the neglected suburbia of the United States. The second is…

Mohican

The Mohican Comes Home (2016)

“Get sick and die!” yells mohican-sporting Eikichi Tamura (Ryuhei Matsuda) into the mic as he sings onstage before a club full of headbangers. Despite the energy and vitality of the performance, there is a strong sense of mortality clinging to this opening scene from Shuichi Okita’s The Mohican Comes Home (Mohican Kokyo ni Kaeru). Eikichi fronts…

Class

Class of 1984 (1982)

Class of 1984 first published by Movie Gazette Fresh out of smalltown Nebraska, idealistic music teacher Andy Norris (Perry King) arrives for his first day at the inner city Abraham Lincoln High School, and almost immediately clashes with Peter Stegman (Timothy Van Patten) –- drug dealer, racketeer, pimp, psychopath, and pupil. The lawsuit-wary headmaster (David Garner)…

best

We Are The Best! (2013)

Review first published by EyeforFilm All adolescents are at times confronted with a hormonally heightened sense of their difference from both other people and their own changing physiology. The way back often involves banding together with a tribe of the similarly alienated where it is easier to fit in, and then growing alongside them –…