THE EQUALIZER
THE EQUALIZER

Unstoppable killing machines become tiresome once it becomes clear they can’t be stopped. Even when they’re played by an Oscar winner…



Posted on October 1, 2014 in Reviews by

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DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 223: MONSTER OF A WEEK
DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 223: MONSTER OF A WEEK

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, we look at the big monster flick of the year, and ponder how the main human characters could have survived it so well…



Posted on October 1, 2014 in Digital Celluloid, Features by
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUBMITTING TO SUNDANCE
GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FEATURE FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUBMITTING TO SUNDANCE

Sundance had 12,218 total submissions in 2014, but only accepted 187 films. That’s an overall acceptance rate of 1.5%. In order to put such a number in perspective, consider that Harvard University’s acceptance rate in 2014 was 5.9%…



Posted on September 30, 2014 in Features, Going Bionic by
THE ABDUCTION OF ZACK BUTTERFIELD
THE ABDUCTION OF ZACK BUTTERFIELD

It’s provocative subject matter for sure, and it requires a deft hand to make something powerful, and that just doesn’t happen here…



Posted on September 29, 2014 in Reviews by
TWO NIGHT STAND
TWO NIGHT STAND

“Two Night Stand” takes place between Christmas and New Year’s, but there’s no holiday mirth to cheer about here…



Posted on September 29, 2014 in Reviews by
ERASERHEAD: CRITERION COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)
ERASERHEAD: CRITERION COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)

Criterion has issued David Lynch’s surreal debut, “Eraserhead,” in a single-disc Blu-ray that includes a restored copy of the movie along with copious bonus features. Five of Lynch’s short films are also included, along with a rather thick booklet (by Criterion standards) that contains a lengthy Q&A with him about the movie…



Posted on September 29, 2014 in Reviews by