Author Archives: Louis J. Wasser

Louis J. Wasser

Louis J. Wasser is a freelance critic residing in Huntington Beach, California. Email him at ljwasser@gmail.com.

The Hoax – Too Close For Comfort

Why do we feel blocked from our own laughter, sadness and outrage when we watch The Hoax? – This film has caught us as a society standing too close to the mirror.

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America Out To Pasture: The Good Shepherd

Is it possible to make an engaging film about a bureaucrat who carries a briefcase instead of a gun? Ask second-time director Robert De Niro.

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The Departed: Less than Perfect, but All is Forgiven

In The Departed, nobody rides for free, and very few survive. And in this knock-down drag-out between a character and his environment, you should put your money on the neighborhood.

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