THE IDIOTS

5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 117 minutes

FILMMAKERS FILM THREAT IS THANKFUL FOR! Swedish guys running around pretending to be retarded? Sounds like a Jim Carrey vehicle! But, no, it’s Lars Von Trier who’s breaking his “Breaking The Waves” mold with this Dogme ’95 film…


Posted on November 21, 2001 by

PARKING

PARKING
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

“Kevin Smith dialog” is now an accepted cinematic device for independent film…


Posted on September 20, 2000 by

1-6

1-6
4 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

“1-6″ is one of those enigmatic, vaguely European experimental titles (like
something from Peter Greenaway) that Hollywood shuns that makes perfect sense once you watch the film…


Posted on September 20, 2000 by

LAUGHING DEAD

3 Stars
Year Released: 1997
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

A pale man named Hunter is washed ashore near a blighted urban wasteland…


Posted on September 14, 2000 by

CREEP

CREEP
3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 38 minutes

The fact that this wordless shadow play relies on a goth/industrial soundtrack rather than dialog is probably for the best…


Posted on September 14, 2000 by

CECI N’EST PAS CINDY

CECI N’EST PAS CINDY
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 6 minutes

I applaud filmmakers who can make found footage into something interesting…


Posted on September 14, 2000 by

IN SEARCH OF THE FAMOUS HOOSIER BREADED PORK TENDERLOIN SANDWICH

IN SEARCH OF THE FAMOUS HOOSIER BREADED PORK TENDERLOIN SANDWICH
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1998
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

I’ll admit that the film held my attention, but only in the way that Pizza Hut does — by waving food in front of me…


Posted on August 28, 2000 by

THE DEVIL AND BUTTERSCOTCH GAYE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

It seems a lot like Terry Gilliam if he took himself seriously…


Posted on August 28, 2000 by

DUMB BOSTED

DUMB BOSTED
3 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 13 minutes

The abusive-childhood-memory film genre is a difficult one…


Posted on August 28, 2000 by

LOONITIC: THE MOVIE

LOONITIC: THE MOVIE
1 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 77 minutes

Your “bad movie” sickness will get to you long before the shaky-cam does…


Posted on August 22, 2000 by

A CONVERSATION

A CONVERSATION
2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

Violence may not always be the answer, but it’s certainly the most interesting thing about this film…


Posted on August 22, 2000 by

BACK HOME YEARS AGO: THE REAL CASINO

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 1998
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 35 minutes

What do you do if you’re an unknown director with actual underworld contacts?


Posted on August 22, 2000 by

GLOVES

GLOVES
1 Stars
Year Released: 1997
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 37 minutes

In any case, I sincerely hope that the director isn’t hoping to finance some personal medical treatment with the proceeds from this production…


Posted on August 21, 2000 by

WHITE GODS

WHITE GODS
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 64 minutes

Neutering figures prominently in the overall plot, as Christ (the dog) can attest…


Posted on August 21, 2000 by

CLOUDS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 104 minutes

Bob St. John is a professor of physics, “like the guy in the wheelchair”…


Posted on August 14, 2000 by

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