BY SIDNEY LUMET

Director Sydney Lumet released his first feature film, Twelve Angry Men, in 1957. He released his last feature film, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, in 2007. That’s fifty years! Furthermore, for all those years, he released a new film almost every year, films filled to the brim with some of the greatest actors in cinema history!!…

NEW LIFE

New Life, co-written by Erin Bethea and Candice Irion, attempts to capture the complicated relationship of two childhood sweethearts as they learn to deal with long distance, and the pay-off of sticking together through thick and thin. Unfortunately, with overly dramatic writing and unsupported melodramatic performances, the film has trouble relaying the beautiful nature of…

PORTRAIT OF A GARDEN

From Rosie Stapel, Portrait of a Garden is a slow-moving Dutch documentary about two gardeners doing expert work as they move through the seasons. We see them in the greenhouse picking grapes and tending to the trees outside, their passion for what they do evident in their faces and their extensive knowledge of cultivation. Their…