The Cohen Case Files: Uncle Sam (1996)

Written by Larry Cohen It’s a pretty familiar refrain from me, but I wish Larry Cohen had directed Uncle Sam instead of simply writing it. There is a very subversive film to be made from his script that undercuts the faux-patriotism of blindly following your country‚Äôs government, no matter how morally questionable its actions. Cohen’s […]

Blue Ruin (2013)

Back in the days when I pursued film criticism as a semi-fulltime activity, I always tried to hold myself to professional standards. Anything that I felt might color my view of a film, I left outside the theater. I felt it was the proper way to handle my duty of analyzing and recommending or not […]