RESTREPO

4 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 90 minutes

Pro-war. Anti-war. It doesn’t matter. “Restrepo” is a film you must see…


Posted on February 10, 2011 by

HOT FLASH

3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 40 minutes

If the blues aren’t your thing, there is very little reason to recommend this film. To appreciate these ladies, you need to be able to appreciate the blues no matter the era…


Posted on February 4, 2011 by

THE SICILIAN GIRL

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 110 minutes

You may see some of the twists coming, but I can virtually guarantee you won’t spot the ending even if you’ve grown up exclusively on Mafia films …


Posted on December 30, 2010 by

FACTORY FLICKS: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON DVD

3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

I don’t know how many of these young filmmakers will continue to pursue a career in cinema, but I have a feeling it may be more than one of them…


Posted on November 30, 2010 by

DINOSAUR VALLEY GIRLS

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 1996
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 94 minutes

Yes, it is campy fun, the kind Tom Servo regularly dissected on “MST3K,” but that can only carry a movie so far …


Posted on November 9, 2010 by

SHOOT THE HERO!

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 82 minutes

If there is any reason to recommend this film, it is to see Jason Mewes step outside the Jay box and play a self-doubting, eager-to-please young man who is trying to grow up…


Posted on October 17, 2010 by

NORDWAND

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 121 minutes

I am no expert on mountain climbing films. That said, I think I can safely say this may be the best one you will ever see…


Posted on October 7, 2010 by

A CABIN IN TIME

1 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

Let’s face it, when you are an independent filmmaker and you make something that, had you the talent, connections and money, is mainstream enough to come out of Hollywood, you better dazzle your audience in some fashion…


Posted on September 2, 2010 by

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 103 minutes

There are some laughs here. As far as comedies go, this one is aimed strictly at adults. Not because it is profane, but because the comedy comes more from observations of life instead of sight gags and pratfalls…


Posted on August 12, 2010 by

COCKHAMMER

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 81 minutes

The plot involves a porn filmmaker, black magic rituals, demons, human sacrifice, stoners, sluts and some of the worst actors I’ve seen in a while…


Posted on June 29, 2010 by

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO

4 Stars
Year Released: 2009
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 152 minutes

If you want to look at it from a sociological viewpoint, this film is not a murder mystery, but an examination of how men destroy women and how women cope with it …


Posted on June 18, 2010 by

VINCENT & LUCIAN

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

The film’s very apparent conclusion does little to alter how well-acted it is and doesn’t detract from the highly competent use of sound, music and cinematography…


Posted on May 22, 2010 by

FLEURE BLEU (THE APPRENTICE)

3 Stars
Year Released: 1971
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 81 minutes

Yeah, you get to view her breasts (and a few others’, too), but Sarandon fans like to watch her act…


Posted on April 30, 2010 by

ZALZALA

3 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 45 minutes

The film’s other problem, and this is the not the filmmakers’ fault, is that the people who really need to see this won’t. Those who weren’t concerned in the first place probably aren’t going to pick this up. Pakistan might as well be Mars…


Posted on April 2, 2010 by

WONDER WOMAN: THE JENNIFER WENGER INTERVIEW

Wenger is a natural talent who isn’t afraid to take chances. When I first watched “Confessions of a Superhero,” I thought she would be the one who goes all the way and would actually be able to have a career in the belly of the Hollywood monster…



Posted on March 30, 2010 by

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