BOLD & BRASH: FILMMAKING BOISVERT STYLE

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 87 minutes

Aside from Boisvert’s firmness and bravery in making and showing his films at all costs, I also admire his continued use of relatively unknown actors…


Posted on June 10, 2014 by

UNTHINKABLE: AN AIRLINE CAPTAIN’S STORY

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 82 minutes

Conspiracy theorists have long been disdained and discounted by the social majority as psychiatric troublemakers with an agenda all their own. But do such generalizations hold true in all cases, and if not, what are the deciding factors that separate fact from fabrication?


Posted on June 8, 2014 by

THE LAST HIT

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

The storyline is smart, compelling, and fast moving with much in the way of sensitivity and subtle humor…


Posted on June 5, 2014 by

ARTIFICIAL BEAUTY

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 18 minutes

For the most part, “Artificial Beauty” is an intelligent and provocative film that speaks volumes about self esteem issues in young girls and women, and how the societal pressure to be as glamorous as, if not more than, the models shown in the media is the most important means to success and happiness for the female sex…


Posted on June 5, 2014 by

CIRCULATION HUSTLE: THE ART OF A CON

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

Certainly, the land of make believe contrived by a filmmaker could be seen as a game, but in the back of my mind, I would like to believe that what a documentary filmmaker is dishing out is more than well controlled gibberish…


Posted on June 3, 2014 by

NOTHING TO SOMETHING

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

I have to admit that I had my doubts that a 12-minute documentary would impact me as much as it did…


Posted on June 3, 2014 by

THE ROAR

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

The concept is simple, magnificent and magical— as are the characters, cinematography, music and silence, just where it should be…


Posted on May 31, 2014 by

DIRTY BILL OF HEALTH

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

My only gripe about Dirty Bill of Health is that I wish it were feature length, so that each amazing character could be fleshed out with more psychological depth.


Posted on May 29, 2014 by

THE REPUBLIC OF TWO

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

The result is a comically disarming, pathetically unnerving and unpleasantly universal make-believe, that feels completely authentic…


Posted on May 20, 2014 by

TENTACLE 8

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 124 minutes

Luckily, Tentacle 8’s strength’s in script and actor-portrayal far exceed any weaknesses and that’s what makes the film a must-see.


Posted on May 16, 2014 by

RED GOLD

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 70 minutes

…is yet another rare example of glowing cinematic perfection and profound intelligence.


Posted on May 1, 2014 by

BEING GINGER

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

And that brings me back yet again, to that same issue I always ponder about documentaries and their makers. Are documentary movies authentically objective-reportage, or simply another form of artful make-believe?


Posted on May 1, 2014 by

A PUBLIC RANSOM

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

D’Stair’s cinematic selection is artistically interpretive to say the least, and may not be for everyone…


Posted on April 29, 2014 by

BATTLE AT BEAVER CREEK

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 82 minutes

At times it seems that Terran and Newman are endlessly circling the same terrain, which in itself gets you thinking…


Posted on April 27, 2014 by

HAVING FUN UP THERE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 65 minutes

Still, the simple, character-driven, storyline is a strong one, with a universal pull, made all the more powerful by its subtle ambiguities…


Posted on April 25, 2014 by

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