Movie Reviews

 Neely Swanson

Memoir of War – It’s a long war [MOVIE REVIEW]

Memoir of War – It’s a long war [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Memoir of War,” written and directed by Emmanuel Finkiel, based on the semi-autobiographical novel, La Douleur by Marguerite Duras, is a good try at something that was almost impossible from the beginning. “La Douleur” (Sorrow) is a much more appropriate title for this endeavor as it is an attempt by Finkiel to […]

 Neely Swanson

“In the Land of Pomegranates” – The explosive kind [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “In the Land of Pomegranates,” is a documentary that valiantly tries to give shape and form to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in Gaza. It both succeeds and fails. Directed by Hava Kohav Beller with the excellent help of cinematographers Colin Rosin and Christoph Lerch, the bulk of this documentary highlights an idealistic, optimistic, […]