pzak 

member since 11/11/2002 | last login 10/22/2004

Graduated UC, Berkeley, BA in history. Jazz pianist since 1989, freelance performing and recording, also doing commercial work such as playing on jingles, movie scores, and Broadway shows. Adjunct instructor in the jazz department of New School University in New York City....

Bio

Graduated UC, Berkeley, BA in history. Jazz pianist since 1989, freelance performing and recording, also doing commercial work such as playing on jingles, movie scores, and Broadway shows. Adjunct instructor in the jazz department of New School University in New York City.

Submissions by pzak

Reviews by pzak 7

  • A review of Angelina
    by pzak on 08/05/2003
    You've succeeded remarkably in bringing the reader right into the world of street hustlers and down-and-outers, as well as creating a memorable and gripping characterization of a mentally disturbed and semi-mute homeless man. The hospital scenes where the baby is struggling to survive are not only vivid and riveting, but layered with the interesting dynamic of the interaction... read
  • A review of OUTWIT
    by pzak on 12/19/2002
    I've got to admit I'm a little tired of the serial killer genre, but this one was quite good. The characters were well-delineated, particularly Jude and Daniel, and the first and third act were very tight, with the twists and revelations timed just right. The script got a bit confusing at times, especially in the second act; there were a lot of characters and a lot of talking,... read
  • A review of The Return
    by pzak on 12/12/2002
    I can see how this film was highly reviewed, because the visuals,directing, editing, were highly professional and polished. But I felt that the director was trying to create drama with the camera rather than with the story and characters. The log line says the father is trying everything in his power to prevent his daughter from disappearing, but this drama wasn't present... read

Write a Comment

Comments only. Do not post reviews here.