ADELANTE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 51 minutes

The film is predominantly an informational experience; it makes its points well and offers examples to personify and flesh out its story. But it also feels like it goes on too long, meandering down side streets that could easily be removed for a more succinct experience…


Posted on August 10, 2014 by

HELL LEAKS LAUGHTER

2 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 69 minutes

It says it will present you with a horrible film, and then it does. It succeeds at its basest goal. In that way, it’s almost critic-proof; it told you it was bad, and then it was, so what are you really saying if you just agree with that assessment?


Posted on August 9, 2014 by

F-3

2 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 76 minutes

The pacing is glacial, and the film’s excursions into gore are less shocking than they are repetitious and tedious. Watching the film is a ponderous and joyless experience…


Posted on August 9, 2014 by

A KIND OF WONDERFUL THING

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 88 minutes

There is a lot here to like, and it will come down to a person’s individual sensibilities; I had trouble embracing the film, but I can see how other people could love it. I appreciate the talent that went into the film’s creation, even if the result never felt right for me…


Posted on August 8, 2014 by

LUCIFER’S ANGELS

2 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 61 minutes

It’s a film that is full of interchangeable characters with little character development, save what is eventually placed on them after the fact by the film’s climax…


Posted on August 8, 2014 by

SEAHORSES

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 94 minutes

Visually, the film is alluring. From the color palette to the creative uses of lighting to the composition, the film makes a strong impression…


Posted on August 5, 2014 by

THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT FAIRIES

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 19 minutes

It’s not a home run, for you baseball fans, but it’s an attempt at legging out a bunt; it’s not highlight reel material, but it could get you on base. Maybe…


Posted on August 5, 2014 by

ART AS A WEAPON

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 59 minutes

Technically it’s a very polished and competently crafted film. The film comes together in an aesthetically pleasing and entertaining way, offering a significant amount of information and education without feeling preachy, disjointed or uncomfortably academic…


Posted on August 4, 2014 by

COMMON GROUNDS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 36 minutes

We get the emotions of the main characters, and how their lives have been disrupted by their inabilities to deal with a childhood tragedy, but as an audience, catharsis is as elusive for us as it has been for them…


Posted on August 2, 2014 by

POPOVICH AND THE VOICE OF THE FABLED AMERICAN WEST

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

Not necessarily for the cynical, as the film benefits from those who are open to its more whimsical nature, but it is entertaining regardless of what you think of the narrative. Popovich is just that talented a performer, and his routines are just that enjoyable to watch…


Posted on August 2, 2014 by

LUCID

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 18 minutes

Overall the film is stellar. The acting is strong, the visuals accomplished and alluring and, as previously mentioned, the edit is incredible…


Posted on July 24, 2014 by

RAVANA’S GAME

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 109 minutes

It tries to be too much, and winds up shortchanging itself overall. It’s a story that would be more at home in a book, where the tangents and ambiguities could be fleshed out in a way that doesn’t feel like a narrative jumble…


Posted on July 23, 2014 by

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