Go with Le Flo - REVIEW:
"Cinematic comedy is a classic art form that has suffered abuse in recent decades from crude applications and generally clueless efforts on the part of commercial movie makers. It is therefore a welcome sight to behold Michael Glover's enchanting independent romantic comedy Go With Le Flo, which reminds us that genuine humor and hilarity are still achievable when the right creative minds are at work behind and in front of the camera. Defying cultural barriers which would have intimidated most filmmakers, the American Glover has fashioned a European screwball comedy (in German and French no less!) celebrating the delirious insanity of love and romance among a troubled circle of Berliners. Denis Aubert ideally captures the clumsy romantic Florian whose idiotic pursuits of a vain actress frustrate his lovestruck friend Jenny (the perfectly matched Marina Senckel). Glover and co-writer Mea Machrowiak have accomplished the near impossible: a 21st century comedy that is tender, delightful, sincere, and, when we least expect it, uproariously funny, as it conjures up the spirits of Lubitsch, Wilder, and Sturges." Max Alvarez
Max Alvarez is an author, film historian, and speaker, on Hollywood and world cinema culture. He has presented over 200 lectures, seminars, study tours, and film screening events. A former Smithsonian Institution Visiting Scholar and film curator at National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., Max has been a member of the acclaimed SEC Roughriders Toastmasters speaking club in Manhattan since 2009, serving as club president in 2010-11.
A survivor of the 1980s film and television industry in Los Angeles, Max Alvarez has worked as an entertainment journalist, film and theater critic, motion picture preservationist, archival researcher, teacher, museum programmer, and copywriter. His presentation partnerships to broaden understanding of the cultural impact of film have included the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, Columbia University, the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the New York Public Library, The Brooklyn Brainery, New York University/Stern School of Business, City University of New York, the American Film Institute, The Library of Congress, the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Scholars Program, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and numerous European embassies. His work has been published in the Chicago Tribune, The Milwaukee Journal, The Independent Film & Video Monthly, and Film History: An International Journal.
University Press of Mississippi has released Max Alvarez's book, The Crime Films of Anthony Mann. His essay on Thornton Wilder's Shadow of a Doubt screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock appears in Thornton Wilder/New Perspectives from Northwestern University Press.