OUT OF ORDER

2 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 67 minutes

As with any movie, the charm of “Out of Order” is purely subjective, and will appeal to certain groups just as strongly as it will scare off others. I guess it all boils down to patience, and how much or how little viewers have, in their effort to sort things out, and still manage to be entertained…


Posted on June 19, 2013 by

THE HOLY SOUND

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 50 minutes

Sirens, human sacrifice and possession are the stuff of ancient mythology and the occult. But what happens in one small town may cause you to rethink your next walk in the woods, and the people you call friends…


Posted on June 15, 2013 by

BETWEEN US

5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

Yes, brutal, naked honesty prevails in the cinematic works of Nichols, Altman, Cassavetes, Hitchcock, and all the others too numerous to count, but Mirvish attacks the issues of humanity slowly, subtly, and through the juxtaposition of time, space, and visual cues…


Posted on June 8, 2013 by

QUITE A CONUNDRUM

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 82 minutes

To attempt any serious analysis of the often comic, thriller-horror, Quite a Conundrum , is not an easy task, because there are so many schisms in plot and character, that it’s hard to digest the film as a whole.


Posted on June 6, 2013 by

FAMOUS

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 23 minutes

It seems that fame, fortune, and the pursuit of historical significance have plagued human beings since the dawn of time. But why the craving, often to the detriment of health and family—and should we blame reality-media for creating this obsession?


Posted on June 1, 2013 by

FINDING SAMANTHA DIXON

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 69 minutes

The fact that this ambitious approach to moviemaking actually compels its viewers at virtually every cinematic moment (sometimes in spite of the principal character’s often obnoxious, and sometimes trying, antics) is a testament to Steven Payne’s strong and interesting script…


Posted on May 27, 2013 by

THE PURITANS

5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 24 minutes

Critically, there is literally nothing negative I can find about this grand gem of a movie, other than I wish it were feature length…


Posted on May 24, 2013 by

LOVELOCK, CA

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

Be that as it may, I strongly recommend that all critically thinking adults view “Lovelock, CA” as soon as possible. This movie will not only shake loose any resistant ideals you may have buried, but it will also create endless discussions of the most provocative variety for years to come.


Posted on May 23, 2013 by

A CERTAIN KIND OF MONSTER

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 22 minutes

The plot in “A Certain Kind of Monster” appears to be the norm these days, but in spite of this, Mike Moring handles his tale deftly, so that suspense is always high and unwavering. This of course, keeps our attention constant, even when we clearly see where the story’s heading, and its outcome.


Posted on May 22, 2013 by

GOLDEN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

While one or two jumps like these are often enough in a feature length movie, and numerous scenes such as these are absolutely inexcusable in even the most experimental of mini-short films, somehow or other we’re willing to forgive Kvanbeck, and accept whatever he sends our way, because of his ability to hold and suspend our attention at all times.


Posted on May 21, 2013 by

CODA NERA

5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 26 minutes

In the end, those who are dead return to life, and all seems right with the world…except for one nagging little trick that leaves all questions unresolved, and all characters and Film Threat movie-viewers right back where they started…


Posted on April 29, 2013 by

RIDESHARE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

One thing’s for sure at this particularly erratic time in history, films like “Rideshare” are definitely the ideal escape from our fears and hostilities…


Posted on April 26, 2013 by

JOHNNY GHOST

5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 76 minutes

“Johnny Ghost” is not just a good thriller, it’s a great one. 76-minutes in duration, and with sparse dialogue, we breathe every cinematic breath with Millicent, live her turmoil and fears, and are virtually catapulted into her past, present and future…


Posted on April 23, 2013 by

LESS LOST

5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 77 minutes

Simple in construct, the story strikes a subtle but universal chord, and that’s what separates it from most war films…


Posted on April 22, 2013 by

SANCTUM AND SACRUM

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 70 minutes

If things seem non-committal and a bit like a sojourn to Hell and back, it’s because that’s what appears to transpire, in this ostensibly mundane little dwelling…


Posted on April 17, 2013 by

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