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

FILM THREAT PODCAST – EPISODE 98: YOU’VE LOST YOUR EDGE

Mark and Don do their best to have a non-spoilery debate about “Tusk,” but are not so sure of their success (so, if you want to see the film, do that first). Traffic in Toronto and “Star Wars” are also discussed…



Posted on September 27, 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

2014 PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP

The 23rd Philadelphia Film Festival, taking place October 16-26, 2014, has announced its lineup…



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

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

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