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

CHAMBERS GATE

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 81 minutes

All of this should make for a very spicy tale of deception and intrigue, but in spite of brilliant performances by Christine Saade and Lee Sanford, the film drowns in a murky pool of two-person closeups…


Posted on September 1, 2013 by

THIS IS MARTIN BONNER

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

What’s interesting, and key about Hartigan’s film, is that its extreme strength lies in its minimalism and fine details…


Posted on August 29, 2013 by

[ESCAPE]

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 29 minutes

Have you ever wanted to hide from the world and all it represents?


Posted on August 24, 2013 by

UNITED

5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

You see, we never once catch a glimmer of the couple’s conversation, nor do we catch a corner-of-the- eye glimpse of their faces. For that matter, we don’t really ever see anyone above the knees, and are pretty much left to our imaginations as to the rest…


Posted on August 19, 2013 by

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