MEET MY RAPIST

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

2014 RXSM SELF MEDICATED FILM EXPO SELECTION! This isn’t the easiest film to stomach. I certainly needed repeat viewings to process it. But you don’t have to be a rape victim to know that this is an important film…
[Y]ou don’t have to be a rape victim to know that this is an important film…


Posted on March 7, 2014 by

MOVING

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 3 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
It’s the kind of art that the auteur doesn’t want you to get right away…


Posted on January 23, 2014 by

MOTHER CORN

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 16 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
Guillermo Lecuona invokes the work of fellow Guillermo (del Toro) creating a supernatural element that is at once captivating and disturbing…


Posted on January 23, 2014 by

GRAND MORELOS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
It follows dream-logic. You don’t realize that it makes no sense until you try to tell it to someone else…


Posted on January 23, 2014 by

DAYBREAK

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
“Daybreak” seems to suggest that being a shit is an essential rite of passage…


Posted on January 22, 2014 by

THE GREGGS

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
[A]n insane fever dream…


Posted on January 22, 2014 by

THE WALK

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
Regardless of how you feel about the ending, it will be memorable…


Posted on January 22, 2014 by

OFF GROUND

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
Some stunning visual effects and unusual choreography keep the viewer engaged for the entire running time, even if it’s not always clear what’s happening…


Posted on January 22, 2014 by

PUI

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS SELECTION!
There isn’t much dialog in the film, but the scenery tells us enough…


Posted on January 22, 2014 by

HER

5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 126 minutes

Ironic that one of the most profound explorations of the human condition heavily features artificial intelligence…


Posted on December 25, 2013 by

THE PUNK SINGER

5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! It is absolutely essential viewing for anyone interested in learning about the feminist pioneers who dared to stand up for themselves. It is a celebration of how far women have come as well as a call to arms because the fight is nowhere near over…


Posted on November 29, 2013 by

GRAVITY

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 90 minutes

I know the “thrill ride” comparison is overused in film reviews, but after the credits roll on “Gravity,” you really do expect to exit the theater into a theme park…


Posted on October 4, 2013 by

THE WORLD’S END

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 109 minutes

“The World’s End” is an invitation to the Wright/Pegg/Frost Ewok after-party complete with the smiling ghost of Jedi Douglas Adams…


Posted on August 23, 2013 by

THE TO DO LIST

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 104 minutes

Writer/director Maggie Carey kills with a fresh take on a familiar premise and continues the loooooong overdue trend of female-driven anti-romantic comedy…


Posted on July 26, 2013 by

THE HEAT

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 117 minutes

While “The Heat” does employ the basic tropes, it also reinvigorates the genre. Mullins’ (Melissa McCarthy) plainclothes cop grittiness isn’t any more credible than Axel Foley’s wiseass ways. But seeing a woman steal the film as effortlessly as Eddie Murphy used to do is absolutely thrilling…


Posted on June 28, 2013 by

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