STEPHANIE, NATHALIE, CAROLINE AND VINCENT

STEPHANIE, NATHALIE, CAROLINE AND VINCENT
2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

None of the characters feel fully developed and a little extra time with each of them could only have helped…


Posted on August 21, 2006 by

BURNING MAN: THE BURNING SENSATION

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

One of Burning Man’s “rules” is that the festival is for participants only and not spectators. Nohe has made a decent “intro” documentary, but he feels like a spectator and not a participant. Burning Man veterans will likely feel the same way when watching his film…


Posted on August 29, 2003 by

REALITY SCHOOL

2 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

In honor of Danica McKellar’s recent cameo on “The West Wing,” it’s only fair to look at this bitter satire of reality television…


Posted on November 17, 2002 by

PUSSIES FROM OUTTA SPACE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 13 minutes

I especially liked the superimposed face of the crying Hot Dog girl over a cow clock showing the passage of time…


Posted on November 16, 2002 by

MY BODY’S REVOLTING

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

Kirkham begins having ethical and internal problems, which reach a climax when his liver and lungs come to life, exit his body and take him hostage…


Posted on November 15, 2002 by

SURFACE CALM

SURFACE CALM
3 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 18 minutes

AIRING ON STARZ! ENCORE AT 2:30 a.m., October 22! Loftin carries what is essentially a one-woman show with a fine portrayal of compulsive behavior…


Posted on October 18, 2002 by

DEATH FACTORY (DVD)

DEATH FACTORY (DVD)
1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 80 minutes

Folks who fear the Hedgehog will be relieved to know that Ron Jeremy only appears in one scene, remains fully clothed, doesn’t say anything, and gets swiftly murdered…


Posted on September 26, 2002 by

ZOMBIE DOOM (DVD)

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

“VIOLENT SHIT” RETURNS! It’s like “The Most Dangerous Game” only written by a subliterate…


Posted on September 25, 2002 by

FILM SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL

3 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 82 minutes

SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! Critics and fellow filmmakers will recognize that Underdahl knows his stuff and festival audiences will appreciate that the film looks professional. But will anybody outside the community of cinefiles care?


Posted on September 20, 2002 by

PREMUTOS: LORD OF THE LIVING DEAD (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 1997
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 105 minutes

“Premutos” is full of severed heads, traumatized testicles, and a generally blasphemous perspective on history…


Posted on September 3, 2002 by

ICANSTILLTELLYOURWIFEBILL.COM

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

“ICANSTILLTELLYOURWIFEBILL.COM” isn’t quite a game and it isn’t quite a movie and it’s not quite fiction except that everything in it is entirely made up…


Posted on September 1, 2002 by

AT DAWN THEY SLEEP

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

There’s a goofy charm to the two vampires shooting their rivals with guns just for fun, wielding two guns at once like the bastard sons of Bram Stoker and John Woo…


Posted on August 31, 2002 by

BITTERSWEET LIES

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

The basic premise is a sorta manic-depressive “Breakfast Club…”


Posted on August 28, 2002 by

OUT OF THE BLACK

3 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 107 minutes

The characters in “Out of the Black” are logical extensions of what happens to a community when it loses its livelihood and when people’s lives no longer have direction…


Posted on August 26, 2002 by

VENUS DE MILO

VENUS DE MILO
1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 81 minutes

“Venus De Milo” may be the first rock film which leaves you rooting for the band to break up…


Posted on September 2, 2001 by

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