SHOWY AND 5’2

If you ever wondered whether burlesque divas are made, or born, Rebecca Shapiro’s documentary “Showy and 5’2” will give you a glimpse…



Posted on March 26, 2007 by

CAPOTE

5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 110 minutes

One of the most beautifully stark, yet provocative and powerful films of 2005 has to be “Capote”…


Posted on January 13, 2006 by

MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 84 minutes

IN THEATERS! Who would’ve guessed that one of the hottest summer movies takes place in Antarctica and stars penguins?


Posted on August 17, 2005 by

ROLLING KANSAS (DVD)

ROLLING KANSAS (DVD)

There are a few funny moments in the film, but overall the humor is definitely geared to the 18-24 male demographic, with plenty of penis humor, gay jokes & a few hotties thrown in for good measure…



Posted on November 1, 2004 by

YELENA NUSAMOVITCH GOES “OFFSKI”

CHICAGO UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL 2004 INTERVIEW! Yelena Nusamovitch’s first feature film, “Offski”, is self-described as a “Semi-autobiographical unimpressionistic demise-en-scene Russki kink-n-kill-filled chilling, thrilling educational, streetwalker vodkatalker digital video kaleidoscope travelogue of the seedy deathdreamy, underbelly of the brave new post-Glasnost Russian world”…



Posted on August 31, 2004 by

OFF THE CUFF: OR HOW I SPENT MY SUMMER VACATION

A few months ago, I had a brilliant idea. In August, there was going to be a great, little film fest happening in my backyard…. The Chicago Underground Film Festival … And I intended to be there. Not only did I intend to be there, but I would be covering it for Film Threat, AND, with a partner in crime… Graham Rae, from Falkirk, Scotland…



Posted on August 31, 2004 by

CHUBBY BUDDY

3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 13 minutes

Director Erika Yeomans film, “Chubby Buddy”, is a fast paced, super 8, narrative collage about Francis Howard’s search for enlightenment…


Posted on July 20, 2004 by

UNKNOWN SOLDIER

UNKNOWN SOLDIER
4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 78 minutes

Ellison is an 18 year-old young man, living in Harlem with his hard-working father. He’s got a girlfriend & a job at a hardware store. Life is a bit of a struggle, but for the most part, he’s leading a pretty carefree life. It all comes crashing down on him, the day he finds his father dead…


Posted on July 18, 2004 by

CHINESE DREAM

4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 17 minutes

“Chinese Dream” is about a young Chinese man Bo, who is stuck in an indentured servitude role as a dishwasher in a restaurant…


Posted on July 15, 2004 by

JAPANESE STORY (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 110 minutes

Hiromitsu lays submissively on the bed, looking every bit the shy, almost feminine Asian beauty, as Sandy caresses his hairless body in wonder…


Posted on July 3, 2004 by

BETTER LUCK TOMORROW (DVD)

BETTER LUCK TOMORROW (DVD)

Director Justin Lin gives an amazing portrait of modern high school life that is edgy, provocative and lets the audience peer behind the veil of perception to see something much darker & sinister…



Posted on November 1, 2003 by

LOVELY AND AMAZING

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 91 minutes

IN THEATERS IN LIMITED RELEASE! In this era of fluffy, big-budget Hollywood “chick flicks”, it’s pretty refreshing to find a film that genuinely deals with women, family, self-image and survival…


Posted on June 28, 2002 by

THE YOUNG AND THE DEAD

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

By the late 90s, Hollywood Memorial Cemetary was bankrupt and the grounds had fallen into serious disrepair…


Posted on May 25, 2002 by

MIND MELD: SECRETS BEHIND THE VOYAGE OF A LIFETIME

See William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy having a simple, yet candid, one-on-one chat about the impact “Star Trek” has had on their lives…



Posted on February 18, 2002 by

MUHAMMAD ALI: THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORLD

Muhammad Ali was to boxing, what Michæl Jordan has been to basketball – a legend…



Posted on February 17, 2002 by

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