A Knock-out Drama: the Private World Explored in ‘Concussion’

‘Concussion’: She said “I have to do something.” Abby Ableman reads and vacuums at the same time, fixes up hole-in-the-wall apartments in Manhattan, and spends inordinate amounts of time in cycling classes, amidst the aimless, though healthy-minded chatter of other soccer moms. Most importantly, Abby violently, helplessly curses at her son when he hits her…

‘The Help’ Cast Shed Light on New Film

The first time I saw “The Help,” I had a sticky feeling I would see it again, not because I was dying to or needed to clarify some big mystery in the plot, but because while the movie was very well done and quite important to film history, something was, shall we say, not sticking…

A Better Life: Discussion with Demian Bichir & Chris Weitz

KS: Was there any moment that you shot, but then removed from the film with deep regret? If yes, what was it? CW: “Um. No. I will tell you two moments that we shot, but didn’t keep. One was a big hug at the end of the film, because I wanted to keep things balanced…