PALO ALTO

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 98 minutes

Perhaps “Palo Alto” is an accurate depiction of modern youth, but it lacks the focus of its predecessors, making it not much more than a painful viewing experience…


Posted on May 11, 2014 by

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL! Almost everything I saw fell somewhere between great and fantastic, with only a couple of duds in the mix…



Posted on May 9, 2014 by

SOUTH IS NOTHING

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 86 minutes

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Karlvist, bearing the brunt of the screen time, deftly wields the emotional weight of the linguistically sparse script…


Posted on May 7, 2014 by

2014 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW

Spring in lovely San Francisco, CA may not sound like the ideal time to hide yourself away in a windowless room for hours on end. But film lovers clamoring to be the first to discover the next great indie film will be richly rewarded by choosing darkness…



Posted on April 24, 2014 by

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

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