COME TO VENUS MELANCHOLY

COME TO VENUS MELANCHOLY
4 Stars
Year Released: 1997
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 21 minutes

Margaret was once human, but when confronted with a terminal disease and the choice to live forever as a machine, she made the choice for life…


Posted on August 14, 2000 by

AGONY

AGONY
3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 17 minutes

Parts of the film seem like a pointed homage to Bruce Campbell’s “Evil Dead” antics…


Posted on August 12, 2000 by

ASTROTURF

3 Stars
Year Released: 1997
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 6 minutes

We begin in 70,000 BC with a caveman looking every bit like a devolved and twisted Mayor McCheese…


Posted on August 9, 2000 by

MT. OLYMPUS DRIVE

MT. OLYMPUS DRIVE
2 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 5 minutes

I can’t help laughing when Nittoli’s nastier characters smack-up the weaker ones, each blow verbally punctuated with a Brooklyn-tinged “Ehn! Ehn! Ehn!”


Posted on June 1, 2000 by

JUNKY

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

A rather unhealthy relationship between a man and his parrot…


Posted on June 1, 2000 by

COUNTERFEIT

COUNTERFEIT
1 Stars
Year Released: 1997
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 50 minutes

A hired killer wants out of the killing business after his best friend and partner is fatally shot in the film’s initial gunplay. Things don’t go as planned for either party…


Posted on May 24, 2000 by

SCARY TEXAS MOVIE

SCARY TEXAS MOVIE
4 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

There’s something to be said for a cleverly descriptive title that doesn’t reveal too much about the movie. Sometimes it even pays to be somewhat misleading. This film, for instance, is never particularly scary, but director Brad Keller can perhaps be forgiven for not wanting to label his film or allow it to be stereotyped sight unseen…


Posted on March 21, 2000 by

OUT OF SEASON

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1998
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 98 minutes

In a film featuring a romance between two lesbians, some may be ready to dispense with the more mundane points of film criticism and ask “Do they get it on?” Well the answer is “yes,” but if you fast-forward to that particular scene you’ll be missing most of a compelling film with solid performances and largely unconventional characters…


Posted on March 20, 2000 by

A HOLE IN THE HEAD

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1998
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 55 minutes

Several moments in this film are truly mind-blowing (forgive the pun), such as when the self-trepanned subjects speak in detail about the thoughts and emotions experienced while drilling into their own skulls. More than one expresses the terror mixed with elation they felt as they penetrated the layers of bone…


Posted on March 20, 2000 by

NOT ONE LESS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 106 minutes

Wei Minzhi is a thirteen year old girl who has applied for and been given the job of substitute teacher in a small rural village…


Posted on March 10, 2000 by

REJECTED BY VULTURES

I will say that Ike has injected some clever dialog into the film and a quaint Planet Of The Apes-inspired dream sequence…



Posted on March 2, 2000 by

THE HONEY POT

THE HONEY POT
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1997
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

After an innocuous beginning documenting the honey harvesting process, the honey itself is followed (Slacker style) into a supermarket, then a den of iniquity where it is used as a prop for a porn film…


Posted on January 15, 2000 by

THE INNER VOICE

THE INNER VOICE
2.5 Stars
Year Released: 1995
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

When Johnny is approached by his shady producer Leon for up-front capital and considers dipping into his wife’s earnings behind her back, it soon becomes clear that a man’s inner voice is often seriously conflicted…


Posted on January 10, 2000 by

TUMBLEWEEDS

3 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 102 minutes

Is Mary Jo doomed to repeat her past mistakes with Ava along for the ride, or can their love for each other help Mary Jo muster enough courage to break the destructive pattern? Uh, hmmm… what do you think?


Posted on December 23, 1999 by

THE UGLIEST FOUNTAIN IN THE WORLD (WITHOUT A DOUBT)

4 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

Bad, offensive, and obscenely expensive (if not merely obscene) art is an enduring staple of the modern American campus landscape…


Posted on December 20, 1999 by

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