Movie of the Week: ‘Meeting Gorbachev’

Werner Herzog turns 80 years young on Sept. 5, so AHFW has to feature one of his movies this week.  With former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev just passing away on Aug. 30, ‘Meeting Gorbachev’ is our obvious choice. “Meeting Gorbachev” (2018) –  Nobel Peace Prize winner President Mikhail Gorbachev introduced democratic reforms that dissolved the Soviet Union and ended the Cold War in the late 80’s and early 90’s, but this vastly important figure of the 20th century has been largely overlooked in the 21st.  Not by directors Andre…

‘Honk for Jesus.  Save Your Soul.’ makes comedic and daring cinematic noise.

“Honk for Jesus.  Save Your Soul.” (2022) – “Religion f***** a lot of people up.  The m***** f****** ‘(In) God We Trust’ is on the dollar.” – Richard Pryor “Don’t call it a comeback.  I’ve been here for years.” – “Mama Said Knock You Out” (1990), LL Cool J Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs (Sterling K. Brown) and his wife, Trinitie Childs (Regina Hall), are planning a revival, a return to their place of worship, the Wander to the Greater Paths Baptist Church, for an Easter Sunday service.  For years, Pastor Lee-Curtis…

Movie of the Week: ‘Arbitrage’

Arbitrage (2012) – Webster’s Dictionary defines arbitrage as “the nearly simultaneous purchase and sale of securities or foreign exchange in different markets to profit from price discrepancies.” For multi-millionaire Robert Miller (Richard Gere), he lives his life as one colossal, high-stakes arbitrage. As the owner of a sizable NYC hedge fund company, even the smallest of Robert’s decisions generate tremendous waves for both people within his direct sphere of influence and unbeknownst to him. In writer/director Nicholas Jarecki’s thriller, he deals with Robert’s transactions, one that need to fit perfectly,…