LET IT GO

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 82 minutes

The film is a quiet drama, with comedic notes, utilizing engaging performances that are appropriately understated. The narrative doesn’t include any contrived melodramatic developments, everything moves at a natural pace…


Posted on September 24, 2014 by

REFLECTION

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 24 minutes

It’s a film where you can just drift into the experience of the story and get comfortable with little effort…


Posted on September 24, 2014 by

OF DICE AND MEN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

The performances are fine, and the film is technically strong, but for whatever reason I didn’t care all that much about what happens. It felt like a short’s worth of narrative interest in a feature length film…


Posted on September 23, 2014 by

TILL WE’RE FREE

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

I think any film that can shine a respectful light on the Emmett Till murder, while educating and informing those who do not know, has achieved something of importance. That said, I have seen a few films now on this subject, with some leaving a more lasting impression than others…


Posted on September 23, 2014 by

SISTER

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

Surprisingly, I’d not thought about the dangers of childbirth the world over even though, once you mention it, it becomes painfully obvious. I’d have liked more direction from the film on what I can do to help, but at least it informs enough to potentially inspire the audience to do their own research on how to help after the fact…


Posted on September 17, 2014 by

SONS OF LIBERTY

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

The gunfights and action sequences are polished and top-notch, offering all that we’ve come to expect from a Michael Bay-type of experience (and that includes use of slow motion). When the film goes high energy, it is at its best…


Posted on September 16, 2014 by

FIGHT CHURCH

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

AVAILABLE ON VOD! The cognitive dissonance created by this coupling is much of the heart and soul of this film, as you see how different people have, or have not, reconciled the situation…


Posted on September 15, 2014 by

MAYBE TOMORROW

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

AVAILABLE ON DVD AND VOD! While all the actors in the film hold their own, this film lives and dies by the performance of writer-director Michael Wolfe as Russ. His emotional range is what keeps the film dynamic…


Posted on September 15, 2014 by

PROMISES

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

Ultimately, the film is notable for the strong performance of lead actor, and writer, Carlos Guerrero. When you consider who he is when you first meet him, and who he is in his memories, the differences are astounding…


Posted on September 15, 2014 by

SOME LOVE FROM ABOVE

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

It’s awkward and sometimes off-putting, yet still keeps your attention. I was fascinated, but I have no idea why…


Posted on September 14, 2014 by

WHERE I AM KING (HARI NG TONDO)

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 91 minutes

2014 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! It’s a dramedy that isn’t entirely unpredictable, but the familiarity does not lessen the overall experience. The film makes a number of statements about society, love and personal responsibility without becoming too preachy for its own good…


Posted on September 14, 2014 by

MEGA-LO-MANIA

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 34 minutes

A primer on all things MegaRan, the film gives you some nice background from which to expand your fandom, if you already were a fan, and a quality introduction if you’re new to the artist. It’s not necessarily an exhaustive portrait, but the elements are there to be a quality promotional piece and a peek behind the curtain…


Posted on September 13, 2014 by

MAXIMUM IMPACT

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

It utilizes a mix of lo-fi aesthetics (that wig!) and just-good-enough visual effects, that can come off as cheesy at times, to maximize its own goofy vibe. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, and doesn’t expect you to either…


Posted on September 13, 2014 by

THE GHOST PEPPER EATING CONTEST OF JEFFERSON COUNTY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

If you want a good laugh, and feel like mocking those willing to put their gastrointestinal tracts in danger for nothing more than bragging rights, then this film is just what the doctor ordered…


Posted on September 13, 2014 by

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