[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

MAZ-ZO-MAN-NEE

5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

Magically conjured images of the mustached, not-so-nice Zeus, and his equally fiendish ally, the Goddess Styx (for whom that infamous river to the underworld is named), leech uncomfortably into our thoughts.


Posted on August 12, 2013 by

DISORDER

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

In the end, we are forced to ask ourselves if love truly is as beautiful and normal as we think, or if it’s instead a vile disease to be cured…


Posted on August 11, 2013 by

THIS IS LIPSTICK!

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

Diane might be able to forgive husband Ronnie for his odd taste in fashion, but when it comes to lipstick stains throughout their home, that’s another story.


Posted on August 10, 2013 by

CITY BABY

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 88 minutes

Aside from absolutely superb acting from each and every member of the cast, and Bryce Fortner’s really fine cinematography, what’s particularly notable about Morgan work is his focus upon the subtle details…


Posted on June 26, 2013 by

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

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