ART AND CRAFT

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 89 minutes

IN THEATERS! It’s a fascinating film, and it gets your mind spinning. Not just about art, or the art world, but everything from mental illness to what it means to be a criminal. Definitely worth a look…


Posted on October 4, 2014 by

HARMONTOWN

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

IN THEATERS! I felt sad, happy, angry, depressed, amused; I think I might’ve almost teared up at one point. When the film ended and I walked out of the theater, I felt as emotionally exhausted as I’ve ever felt in my life. It was absolutely draining…


Posted on October 3, 2014 by

THE ABDUCTION OF ZACK BUTTERFIELD

2 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 87 minutes

It’s provocative subject matter for sure, and it requires a deft hand to make something powerful, and that just doesn’t happen here…


Posted on September 29, 2014 by

THE ROCKTRONIX – “MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION”

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 43 minutes

If you’re into the music, though, the film sustains its running time. If their groove is not your thing, however, then the documentary does not offer up anything else to keep your interest…


Posted on September 28, 2014 by

REBOUND

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

The film falls into a familiar horror-thriller narrative that we’ve seen many times before, and you become less engaged than you were…


Posted on September 28, 2014 by

THE HOUSE

2 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 13 minutes

Unfortunately, the lack of context is so large an issue that it completely undermines anything positive about the film…


Posted on September 26, 2014 by

PI EPSILON BETA

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

The seriousness in which the frat brothers, and their pledges, take to the initiation can seem absurd to an outside observer. The films offers an unflinching and straightforward look, however, showing us the sort of situation that is hardly unheard of at universities…


Posted on September 26, 2014 by

THE RIVALRY

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 25 minutes

It goes gruesome, but manages to do most of its dirty work in your imagination; this isn’t a gorefest or torture porn adventure, but its lead psychopath is certainly unhinged…


Posted on September 25, 2014 by

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

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