Rocky’s Review
Language Lessons, Little Girl, 007

Stylistically unadorned and free of commentary or editorialization, Sébastien Lifshitz's LITTLE GIRL is a brilliantly directed, heartfelt profile of a transgender child. Sasha was born in a male body but certain, from the age of two that she is female. Richard Brody of The New Yorker distills the directorial intelligence and power of this film. "Lifshitz could have made a conventionally informative documentary, using sound bites, interviews, and film clips; the political significance of the subject invites such an approach. Yet he has done nothing of the sort. "Little Girl," instead is an immersive, experiential film, a work of creative nonfiction that, above all, portrays Sasha's experience with an ardent, dramatic attentiveness." "A film to change the world." -Little White Lies. 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

   Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass are very busy bees. As actors, directors, producers and writers, they have created and been a part of some of the most original independent comedies and dramas for theater and TV in the last twelve years - THE SKELETON TWINSSAFETY NOT GUARANTEED, HUMPDAY among their many projects. Mark co-wrote with Natalie Morales, and she directed the two of them in LANGUAGE LESSONS, a charming and inventive take on our need for human connection. "A delightfully poignant and intelligently open-hearted experience." -Los Angeles Times

     "The name's Bond. James Bond." NO TIME TO DIE, the 25th Bond feature is finally here. Our sneak preview is next Thursday, 10/7 at 7:30. Tickets are now available. 

     The 2021/2022 Metropolitan Opera season of simulcasts begins next Saturday, 10/9 with BORIS GODUNOV, starting at 9:55 a.m.

Cinematically yours,
Rocky