SNUFF: A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT KILLING ON CAMERA

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

PREMIERES AT THE SEATTLE TRUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL! The real impact of this doc is that it presents a couple of strong cases that the myth is indeed reality, including a chilling first hand account of a snuff film viewing…


Posted on May 31, 2008 by

THE FOOT FIST WAY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! Mix some “Bad Santa,” with a splash of “Napoleon Dynamite” and shake it up with a whole lot of whoop ass and you’ve got one of the funniest martial arts movies since “They Call Me Bruce…”


Posted on May 31, 2008 by

CAPTAIN ABU RAED

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

Donning an airline captain’s hat, Abu Raed plays a sort of Captain Kangaroo character to the kids…minus the puppets and creepy guys in green denim…


Posted on May 30, 2008 by

INSANE IN THE BRAIN (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

Speaking of zombie boner, you get a big one swatting you on the nose right from the get-go as horny zombies rise from their graves in a cemetery located next to a whorehouse…excuse me…a ho house!


Posted on April 28, 2008 by

THIS DUST OF WORDS

THIS DUST OF WORDS
4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 60 minutes

Among her many achievements, I think Elizabeth Wiltsee would be especially proud of attracting the attention of filmmaker Bill Rose and his film that gives her the notoriety that she so richly deserves…


Posted on April 23, 2008 by

NAKED BENEATH THE WATER (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 88 minutes

You can almost sense a filmmaker’s nervous breakdown happening behind the camera and that makes this movie all the more unsettling to digest…


Posted on April 18, 2008 by

HARRISON MONTGOMERY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

Ripe with outstanding performances and bolstered by strong characters, each with their own personal story of struggle, this tale from the Tenderloin rises above the oppressive nature of its violent streets and is able to plant the seed of inspiration in us all…


Posted on April 13, 2008 by

TRACING COWBOYS

TRACING COWBOYS
2 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 94 minutes

Cineastes will boo it for its alienating narrative. Film festival snobs will champion it for its “original” and “thought provoking” storytelling format…


Posted on April 8, 2008 by

REVERSION

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

If the whole goal of this film is to alienate its audience, then another few stars can be added to its review rating because it does that very well…


Posted on April 2, 2008 by

THE ART OF PAIN

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

Written and directed by Matt Brookens, this feature length outing is jam packed with genre geek droolworthiness – zombies, ninjas, comic books, Lloyd Kaufman talking about sticking drugs up his butt, nerd vengeance and a vicious dark comic streak reminiscent of teen suicide comedy “Heathers…”


Posted on March 28, 2008 by

GOODBYE BABY

GOODBYE BABY
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 87 minutes

SLAMDANCE 2008 FEATURE FILM! Once you get past the none too convincing giving up on college because she can’t afford it part of the story, “Goodbye Baby” offers viewers a charming growing up in the big city drama laced with plenty of humor…


Posted on January 21, 2008 by

CUP OF JOE

5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

Okay, so it’s a poop movie. What’s more, it’s a poop in the pants movie, so the film has more class than just your average, every day poop movie…


Posted on January 14, 2008 by

DAMAGE DONE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 106 minutes

“Damage Done” is like a kick in the groin, a kick in the groin by someone you admire or even love. That way, it hurts so much more…


Posted on January 14, 2008 by

3 DEAD GIRLS (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

Accompanying these three shorts are behind-the-scenes featurettes and several commentaries for each short. Wise filmmakers-to-be would be at a great advantage by checking out what Broadstone has to say…


Posted on January 9, 2008 by

FLOAT

2 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

“Float” presents us yet another story of an average joe chasing his dream to become a big Hollywood filmmaker, this time with an entirely unlikable character named Paul Greene. Paul is running low in the self-esteem department and to make him even more charming he has a crappy idea for a movie…


Posted on January 2, 2008 by

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