MADCAT FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM 8: CUT SNIP OOZE: CONTEMPORARY ANIMATED FILMS BY WOMEN

MADCAT FILM FESTIVAL PROGRAM 8: CUT SNIP OOZE: CONTEMPORARY ANIMATED FILMS BY WOMEN

Remember when you were in high school, and the teacher would start pulling out the TV movies? The anti-smoking, the anti-drinking, maybe the anti-drug one? And somewhere in there, you’d probably get a movie about other dangers?



Posted on February 24, 2004 by

CINERAMA ADVENTURE

CINERAMA ADVENTURE
5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

After rescuing a quarter of a million lives, the process was declassified and set about saving cinema in America…


Posted on February 21, 2004 by

FLUFF

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 65 minutes

There’s a heterosexual character in the film. He’s married to a woman who is equally heterosexual, and somehow heterosexual man ends up having gay sex on film…


Posted on February 6, 2004 by

MY NAME IS BUTTONS

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 80 minutes

Once Buttons appears, his gags start to wear like Mike Myers’ C material pretty quickly…


Posted on February 2, 2004 by

LAIR OF THE SCHLOCK WORM

Amazing Schlock’s first video release, “I Was a Teenage Frankenstein’s Roomate” was released by Sub Rosa films. Their second release through Sub Rosa, “Hey, Stop Stabbing Me!” came out on DVD and VHS September 2nd. With “Stabbing” on the shelves and “National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze” in theaters this fall, Worm Miller agreed to talk to Film Threat…



Posted on January 15, 2004 by

REPLAY

REPLAY
3 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

Unfortunately, the stories that the film tells aren’t ones that are terribly interesting…


Posted on January 14, 2004 by

BLOWUP: NEW VISIONS 2003 – FESTIVAL REEL

I imagine almost any fan of “Star Wars” and “Pulp Fiction” has thought, at one time or another, that something like this would be pretty funny. And it is.



Posted on January 13, 2004 by

THIRD PARTY

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 105 minutes

It seems likely that the reason people don’t get into politics has a great deal more to do with the fact that all politicians – first, second or third party – all essentially have the same problems…


Posted on January 11, 2004 by

BASTONI: THE STICK HANDLERS (DVD)

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

There’s an interesting story to be told here, certainly, and when it gets told it’s fast, furious and affecting. It’s a pity the audience has to wait so long for it to start…


Posted on January 9, 2004 by

TURQUOISE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

That “Turquoise” is touted as the first feature-length digital video Western says a great deal about this film. It attempts a massive scope with a tiny budget and limited cast…


Posted on January 8, 2004 by

PALE BLUE MOON

4 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 86 minutes

The two leads have a great deal asked of them – to be funny, and angry, and sincere – and they carry these things off with an almost shocking amount of skill…


Posted on December 31, 2003 by

GOOD AMERICAN NEWS

GOOD AMERICAN NEWS
1 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

It’s been done, and done better, and even done recently, in “Bowling for Columbine…”


Posted on December 29, 2003 by

HOME

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 30 minutes

This film takes a lot of obvious hot-button topics (drug addiction, family, abandonment, childhood, loneliness) and tries very hard to share them without force-feeding…


Posted on December 28, 2003 by

HIGHLAND PARK BLUES (DVD)

HIGHLAND PARK BLUES (DVD)
2 Stars
Year Released: 1998
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 83 minutes

I felt sort of shoved around as the plot mechanics tried to resolve four plots in an upbeat manner for characters who didn’t really earn that much of an upbeat ending…


Posted on December 24, 2003 by

CRASHING HOLLYWOOD

CRASHING HOLLYWOOD
1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2003
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 5 minutes

I can’t help but question the logic in making a film like this…


Posted on December 2, 2003 by

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