Tribeca Film Review: CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap

By Maria Esteves – May 17, 2015

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap is a compelling and provocative documentary that explores America's history and present day disparity of women and people of color in the technology industry. It features archival footage of early pioneers such as English mathematician Ada Lovelace and U.S. Navy admiral/computer engineer Grace Hopper. In 1836, Lovelace wrote the first algorithm and became the first computer programmer.


New York Jewish Film Review: Felix and Meira

By Maria Esteves – February 1, 2015

Felix and Meira (Félix et Meira) is explosive yet liberating! Set in Montreal, Canada; Brooklyn, New York and Venice, Italy; the film journeys into the life of Shulem (Luzer Twersky) and Malka (Hadas Yaron), an ordinary Orthodox Jewish couple in a failing marriage within the Orthodox community. Félix (Martin Dubreuil), a man in search of spirituality whose elderly father passed away from Alzheimer’s encounters Malka at Tatys Kosher Pizza.


New York Film Review: Time Out of Mind

By Maria Esteves – November 4, 2014

TIME OUT OF MIND is a genuine heartfelt extraordinary film that reveals a day in the life of George (Richard Gere), a homeless man on the streets of New York City. It intricately captures the heart and mind of George, the implications of society view on homelessness, his relationship with Dixon (Ben Vereen), another homeless man and Maggie (Jena Malone) his daughter. TIME OUT OF MIND, an IFC Films theatrical release is set for 2015.


New York Film Review: Whiplash

By Maria Esteves – October 14, 2014

WHIPLASH is a thrilling and triumphant music drama set in present day New York City about Andrew Neyman (Miles Teller) a 19-year-old talented drummer student at the prestigious Shaffer Conservatory of Music (fictitious school) is compelled to be the best despite the cost. .