Author Archives: Rachel Kastner

LOOK & SEE – A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY: Review by Rachel Kastner (2016)

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry is less a portrait of the American novelist-poet-farmer than it is a portrait of the issues facing rural American farming communities. In this documentary, directed by Laura Dunn and Jef Sewell, the audience … Continue reading

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CHURCHILL (2017): Review by Rachel Kastner

Penned by historian and screenwriter Alex Von Tunzelman, and directed by Jonathan Teplitzky, Churchill follows Prime Minister "Winston Churchill" (Brian Cox) as he attempts to put a stop to what he thinks is the worst mistake the Allied Forces could make: going … Continue reading

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HEAL THE LIVING (2016): Review by Rachel Kastner

I was fortunate enough to see Katell Quillevere's third feature film, Heal The Living at this year's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema festival in New York City. It is an incredibly moving medical drama surrounding the issue of organ donation: how difficult of a decision … Continue reading

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ALL THIS PANIC (2016): Review by Rachel Kastner

From director and cinematographer husband and wife team, comes All This Panic, the next installment in the "millennial coming of age" documentaries. This one, though, is different. Director Jenny Gage brings us into the inner lives of seven young women … Continue reading

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