PUNCHES AND PEDICURES

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARY SHORTS SELECTION! This off-beat slice-of-life tale somehow does not translate into a compelling short documentary.


Posted on January 19, 2014 by

PABLO’S VILLA

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARY SHORTS SELECTION! The story clearly deserves to be told with greater depth and scope.


Posted on January 18, 2014 by

GLASS EYES OF LOCUST BAYOU

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARY SHORTS SELECTION! Sadly, this documentary’s abbreviated running time only allows for the briefest of glimpses from Chambliss’ wacky work…


Posted on January 17, 2014 by

METHEL ISLAND

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

2014 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARY SHORTS SELECTION! This short is just too short to make any sort of an emotional statement…


Posted on January 17, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: CARTOON ALL-STARS TO THE RESCUE

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil goes one toke over the line…



Posted on January 17, 2014 by

WHAT TIME IS LEFT

2 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 64 minutes

the film ponders issues of quality of life by focusing on Henderson’s octogenarian grandmothers…


Posted on January 11, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: MODESTA

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil presents a rare Puerto Rican gem…



Posted on January 10, 2014 by

NUMBERED

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 55 minutes

One woman notes that getting the tattoo was a first step at avoiding immediate death.


Posted on January 9, 2014 by

THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! (DVD)

1 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 132 minutes

In this case, Nashville icon Carrie Underwood was simply the wrong person to insert into the coveted role of Maria Von Trapp…


Posted on January 7, 2014 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: FAMILY PLANNING

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil learns about birth control from Donald Duck…



Posted on January 3, 2014 by

TOM IN AMERICA

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

A longer running time might support this story with greater ease – as a short film, the plot unfurls in a jagged manner, and the climactic confession feels like was dropped in a hectic rush…


Posted on January 2, 2014 by

DEAN MARTIN CELEBRITY ROASTS: COMPLETE COLLECTION (DVD)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 discs - 900 minutes

A roast for Sammy Davis Jr. contained some astonishing humor related to slavery and lynching that would never be allowed on today’s network television…


Posted on December 28, 2013 by

THE BOOTLEG FILES: JOHN DENVER & THE MUPPETS: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil sneaks in one last bit of Yuletide fun…



Posted on December 27, 2013 by

HERE.US.NOW.

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 67 minutes

Of the 7,000 rare diseases known to doctors today, only 200 have drug treatments approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration…


Posted on December 26, 2013 by

THE PROJECTIONIST

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

His empty eyes gaze in anguish at the few people willing to acknowledge him, and his voice has the halting cadences of someone who has forgotten the basic tenets of human interaction…


Posted on December 24, 2013 by

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