“MAKING STILL GREEN” MID-SEASON REVIEW

“MAKING STILL GREEN” MID-SEASON REVIEW

We’re halfway to the end of the “Making Still Green” filmmaking web series, and it’s time to take a look back at the first half…



Posted on July 31, 2008 by

4BIA

4BIA
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 117 minutes

It’s a shame that probably no one reading this will ever see it with an audience…


Posted on July 31, 2008 by

HEAVY METAL IN BAGHDAD (DVD)

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

If you see a better documentary this year, I’d be interested to know about it, as this one will be hard to match…


Posted on July 30, 2008 by

“A WINK AND A SMILE”: INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR DEIRDRE TIMMONS

Sometimes it feels like burlesque is an art form lost to a new era of too much reveal, not enough tease. Luckily, it’s not lost yet, and Film Threat talks to filmmaker Deirdre Timmons about her revealing documentary about the thriving Seattle burlesque scene…



Posted on July 29, 2008 by

THE FEEL GOOD FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES DEBUT

The Feel Good Film Festival (FGFF) announces it is set to premiere Friday, August 22 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood…



Posted on July 29, 2008 by

VICIOUS CIRCLE

VICIOUS CIRCLE
1 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

I know “Vicious Circle” is trying to tell a serious story here, but it’s so much like an “After School Special” that I couldn’t help but laugh…


Posted on July 29, 2008 by

HIGH AND LOW: CRITERION COLLECTION (DVD)

It’s easy to forget sometimes that Akira Kurosawa was a great filmmaker, not just someone who made great samurai movies. “High and Low” demonstrates his range of ability as he tackles a police procedural set in early 1960s Japan…



Posted on July 29, 2008 by

THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE

THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE
3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 104 minutes

From the fan’s perspective, myself included, “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” is akin to one of the stand-alone episodes of the series, where “the mythology,” the government alien conspiracy, was set aside. A lot of those episodes have been phenomenal, but this movie is not nearly on that level…


Posted on July 28, 2008 by

STEP BROTHERS

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 95 minutes

If you see “Step Brothers,” will you laugh? Most likely as, like a joke grenade, something is going to hit you somewhere…


Posted on July 27, 2008 by

SATANTANGO (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

Bela Tarr’s 1994 seven-hour dark comedy has finally turned up on DVD, and its arrival will clearly break audiences into an even split…


Posted on July 27, 2008 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: HEALTH

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of classic and kooky flicks that can only be found on bootlegged videos and DVD. This week, Phil gets sick over a Robert Altman dud…



Posted on July 25, 2008 by

RED 71

RED 71
2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! Feels like a short format film that was stretched into a seventy minute production…


Posted on July 25, 2008 by

ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 99 minutes

I’m not so sure “Encounters at the End of the World” isn’t simply a parody of the nature or science film dressed up like a documentary…


Posted on July 25, 2008 by

FILM THREAT’S GUIDE TO THE 2008 SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

The geeks inherit the Earth for one week a year, and that week is upon us. The 2008 San Diego Comic-Con kicks off with Preview Night on Wednesday, and we’re here to offer you a day-by-day hitlist of the panels and programming worth checking out…



Posted on July 24, 2008 by

DIGITAL DUSTBIN: MADONNA’S “BODY OF EVIDENCE”

Now that the world is about to find out what Guy Ritchie’s “RocknRolla” is all about (thanks to the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con), as well as witness Madonna’s directorial debut (a British comedy, to boot), Film Threat re-examines her cinematic gem “Body of Evidence”…



Posted on July 24, 2008 by

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