NO HAT, NO MASK, NO SERVICE

NO HAT, NO MASK, NO SERVICE
1.5 Stars
Year Released: 1996
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 4 minutes

We, as a society, have sexualized the human body, making parts of it “obscene,” an arbitrary thing that other cultures have opted to forego…


Posted on September 16, 2004 by

BILLY AND THE KID (DVD)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

SCREENING AT THE LA SHORTS FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 8TH! Kids? Do they really want to watch a story about an old man triumphing over a rock band?


Posted on September 8, 2004 by

MARK HOSACK: THE MAN ON THE “PALE BLUE MOON”

What film festivals have you been in and where is the film going to be playing? We won “Best Texas Feature” at the 2002 Deep Ellum Film Festival, played the 2003 Director’s Series at the Kansas City Jubilee, played the 2003 Dances With Films Festival in Los Angeles. We will also be showing at the […]



Posted on September 2, 2004 by

MARK HOSACK: THE MAN ON THE “PALE BLUE MOON”

How did you come up with the original concept of the film? I’d been trying to write screenplays for the past couple of years, my brother and I had optioned one and written two or three others. I just sat down and thought, “Hmmmm.I think I’ll write a script about a man who believes aliens […]



Posted on September 2, 2004 by

MARK HOSACK: THE MAN ON THE “PALE BLUE MOON”

Mark taught himself filmmaking in Dallas, TX where he learned his craft by making a short film, “hinterland,” and his current film, “Pale Blue Moon.” Currently working in Los Angeles as an editor and assistant director, Mark took some time from his busy schedule to talk to Film Threat about the making of “Pale Blue Moon…”



Posted on September 2, 2004 by

XANDER AND MOTHER JOAN

XANDER AND MOTHER JOAN
1 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

Don’t start your report the night before it’s due…


Posted on August 19, 2004 by

BLACKWATER ELEGY

BLACKWATER ELEGY
3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 19 minutes

There’s a character in this film named Charlie. He causes a remarkable amount of trouble, considering his remains are currently in a bait canister…


Posted on August 17, 2004 by

A SINGLE ROSE

A SINGLE ROSE
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 19 minutes

As an audience, we’re given a “hero” who says yes to pretty things, until pretty things aren’t enough…


Posted on August 17, 2004 by

EDGAR ALLEN POE’S “DARKNESS”

EDGAR ALLEN POE’S “DARKNESS”
1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 98 minutes

There are dreams, or maybe visions, about horrible things happening in Usher’s personal slaughterhouse. People start seeing a red mist…


Posted on August 17, 2004 by

WHO SLEW SIMON THADDEUS MULBERRY PEW?

WHO SLEW SIMON THADDEUS MULBERRY PEW?
4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 21 minutes

While the idea of presenting a murder mystery with Suessian overtones sounds like it would grate, and quickly, this one is clever enough to make it enjoyable…


Posted on August 13, 2004 by

DAWN

DAWN
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 98 minutes

“There’s someone here in bad pain. I can feel it…”


Posted on August 12, 2004 by

ROLLERCOASTER

ROLLERCOASTER
2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 88 minutes

This ride jerks around just too much…


Posted on August 9, 2004 by

AN OPTIMISTIC PERSPECTIVE

AN OPTIMISTIC PERSPECTIVE
3 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 98 minutes

What’s most impressive about “An Optimistic Perspective” is that it actually has something on its mind. That thing is the eternal debate of life and death, and what makes life worth it, if it’s really worth it at all…


Posted on July 24, 2004 by

THINK AGAIN

THINK AGAIN
4 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

“think again” details a small life-slice of two people who soon will be going through a divorce. She doesn’t want to go through with it, and he wants to go through it even less…


Posted on March 29, 2004 by

SEASON OF YOUTH

SEASON OF YOUTH
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

While there’s no doubt in my mind that this movie could use a trim here and there for pacing, I have a hard time giving it any grief. It may take a while to find its feet, but once it does it kicks, hard and fast…


Posted on February 28, 2004 by

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