COMING HOME

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 86 minutes

When a falsely convicted man is sent home after spending almost fourteen years in a New York prison, he soon discovers that earning his daughter’s trust and love will be a formidable challenge…


Posted on December 1, 2014 by

THE CREED

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 22 minutes

There’s no doubt that Kevin James is a very clever writer, since his simple tale is riddled with creepy possibilities…


Posted on October 13, 2014 by

BLESSID

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

Described as a drama with obvious moral-spiritual undertones, Blessid could also be defined as a thriller-horror.


Posted on October 13, 2014 by

THE LITTLE TIN MAN

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

Not only is Dugan Bridges and Matthew Perkins’ script brilliantly astute, but the sensitivity, realism and timing of each and every actor is astonishing…


Posted on October 11, 2014 by

SCARLET’S WITCH

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

A lonely little girl named Scarlet invents a kindly witch in the woods, to be her best friend. But whether or not the witch is imaginary or kindly is up to you to decide…


Posted on October 7, 2014 by

CUDDLE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 67 minutes

There’s an ongoing movement traversing the United States and Europe called Cuddle Therapy and, not surprisingly, public opinion is mixed…


Posted on October 7, 2014 by

THE BARREN PINE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 69 minutes

I particularly appreciate Boggi’s non-linear, poetic structure, which is not blatantly obvious…


Posted on October 2, 2014 by

COMMITTED

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 28 minutes

Told from the points of view of Nurse Johnson and Dr. Harlin, it soon becomes apparent that one or both of them are not telling the truth.


Posted on September 27, 2014 by

THE FRONTIER

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

The characters are clear-cut too, with Sean being the quintessential, somewhat sloppy, pontificating prof with a definite abrasive edge. It’s not surprising that Tennessee leaves home and returns with a defensive attitude, ready to pounce on anything his father says or does…


Posted on September 24, 2014 by

KEEP MOVING

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

What makes Bowen’s film work is that he’s a master storyteller and everything he asks us to believe, no matter how far fetched and removed from linear existence, we regard as truth…


Posted on September 23, 2014 by

SMALL TALK

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 23 minutes

I found Witte Solomon’s narrative-infiltration of uncomfortable issues handled with a dexterity most investigative journalists lack…


Posted on September 22, 2014 by

WE’LL BE HAPPY OVER THERE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 13 minutes

About the only thing that keeps it from a perfect rating is that the camera seems to stagnate on one scene far too long…


Posted on September 21, 2014 by

A FIVE STAR LIFE

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

If all of this seems like cut-throat-exotica at its most sterile-finest, look a bit deeper and you’ll see much more…


Posted on August 6, 2014 by

HONOUR

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 104 minutes

Khan’s film is ambitious in terms of storytelling, content, and character and, as such, is strategically complicated…


Posted on July 13, 2014 by

THE MOMENT

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

Most of all, I like that Norris and Weinstock do not spoon feed their story to viewers, but instead offer a host of feasible clues and prospects, and let them decide what’s happening…


Posted on June 23, 2014 by

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