WICKED FUNNY 2

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 86 minutes

There’s no doubt that Granite State natives have helped to shape and influence virtually every aspect of humanity, so it should come as no surprise that some comedians can be added to its roster of fame. These include funny folks Sarah Silverman and Adam Sandler, with many more hoping to follow in their very large footsteps…


Posted on November 18, 2013 by

HEAD CASES: SERIAL KILLERS IN THE DELAWARE VALLEY

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 109 minutes

Even more troubling is the art of filmmaking itself—why certain of us are possessed to visually document our acts— or the actions of others—and why viewers are compelled to these movies, no matter the gore or sadism involved…


Posted on November 16, 2013 by

THE BIG NOISE

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

What’s particularly thrilling about Pelosi’s fast-moving gem is that it’s hard to tell the difference between laughter and tears, perhaps because they tend to strike at the same precise moment…


Posted on November 12, 2013 by

SILENT CRY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

For those who love their suspense served up Hitchcock-style, complete with a couple of MacGuffins, “Silent Cry” is definitely for you. For others, who prefer a mystery with more moments of down time, to figure out motivation and plot lines—not so much.


Posted on November 7, 2013 by

DARKLANDS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

An overzealous, investigative reporter pokes his nose in the wrong place, and incites a cult of revenge-seeking Druids. Of course, a beautiful woman’s to blame—or is she?


Posted on October 30, 2013 by

EACH TIME AGAIN

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

This seeming splatter film poses very real questions, and not simply the obvious ones about stressors creating serial killers. Instead, it compels us to think about our mainstream religious practices, and how we educate our children…


Posted on October 27, 2013 by

BLUE MONDAY

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 23 minutes

Naturally, I don’t think a film should reflect all laughs and giggles, when it comes to an exploration of the psyche. However, there should be some sense of comic relief, so that viewers don’t all leave the theatre as depressed as Claire and never want to see another movie again…


Posted on October 25, 2013 by

HEAD OVER HEELS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

In regard to the underlying concept of the film, I have to say I’m extremely impressed by the simple structure of the story and how far reaching and strong it is, in spite of the fact that there are only two characters in the movie…


Posted on October 24, 2013 by

THE FIRST DAY

5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

I am very excited about Nick Zafonte’s little movie, that is absolutely not a simplistic work at all, but is really something philosophically provocative, both in terms of filmmaking itself, and all that we experience in the world…


Posted on October 23, 2013 by

IN SESSION

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 13 minutes

Do you ever wonder why we always encounter the same individuals, even though 20-years can go by, and the world we live in is infinitely populated?


Posted on October 15, 2013 by

“THE CITIZEN”: AN INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR SAM KADI

Well known for speaking his mind about controversial matters concerning human rights and injustice, Kadi’s medium of choice is cinema…



Posted on October 7, 2013 by

LISTEN

5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

With the help of a small device of his own invention, a brilliant yet misunderstood young man discovers the secret of life. With this discovery he has the power to manipulate destiny, and must attempt to contain his God-given capacity to create or destroy…


Posted on September 5, 2013 by

EAT SPIRIT EAT

5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

It’s a highly intelligent, well-crafted marvel that brilliantly deconstructs the art of filmmaking to its core…


Posted on September 3, 2013 by

COMMUNION

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 101 minutes

What’s particularly significant is the way Hall is able to get into our psyches via the vehicle of his two lead characters. And like any great filmmaker, he causes us to question not only what a belief in God really means, but also what is tangible in this world of our own making.


Posted on September 3, 2013 by

COMMUNITY SERVICE THE MOVIE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 72 minutes

In the end, we’re left with our own version of PTSD, not so much from all the gore and horror we’ve just witnessed, but because each of us has that brewing dark side just edging to come out…


Posted on September 2, 2013 by

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