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Articles by David Kempler

Some Freaks Movie Review

Thirty years later, Ian MacAllister brings us a more serious version of a John Hughes type teen angst film, and it's a welcome treat.

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World Movie Review

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World As soon as the first notes of Link Wray's Rumble come pouring out, you can sense that you're in for a memorable ride through this fascinating and entertaining documentary.

The Midwife Movie Review

A woman leading a fairly bland life is unexpectedly impacted in a positive way by someone she hoped she would never see again.

False Confessions Movie Review

Great actress - terrible film. Not much else to say about this one.

In Transit Movie Review

In Transit Albert Maysles's final documentary follows the lives of passengers on the Empire Builder, the Amtrak train that travels from Chicago to the West Coast.

Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Movie Review

I had always heard that the government didn't go after the banks after the 2008 crash. Turns out that they went after a tiny bank in NYC's Chinatown. This Steve James documentary examines the absurdity of it.

Afterimage Movie Review

Polish director Andrzej Witold Wajda's final film is a very powerful look at how a government can destroy opposition opinion. It's especially timely now.

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe Movie Review

A blander-than-bland look back at a prominent German writer in the 1930s. It's hard to imagine less happening in 106 minutes.

Folk Hero & Funny Guy Movie Review

A pleasant, odd couple buddy flick gets better as it goes, but by the time it really gets going, it's over.

Chuck Movie Review

Liev Schreiber stars as Chuck Wepner, the Bayonne Bleeder, who inspired Sly Stallone to make another little movie about a boxer.
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