CAVITE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 83 minutes

IN THEATERS! One thing that I learned from “Cavite”, is that my next vacation will not include a visit to the Philippines. “Cavite” captures a world that Hollywood films like “Beyond Borders” try to depict, but aren’t willing to get their hands dirty in order to achieve…


Posted on May 28, 2006 by

CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

CHILD PSYCHOLOGY
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

“Child Psychology” opens with a man standing on the edge of a bridge, contemplating jumping to his death…


Posted on July 23, 2005 by

HERBIE!

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 18 minutes

Although Herbie Duck seems like a kind, soft-spoken almost elderly man, he actually has a few rather disturbing habits…


Posted on July 17, 2005 by

PEACEABLE KINGDOM

PEACEABLE KINGDOM
4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 70 minutes

The documentary “Peaceable Kingdom” investigates a side of mass meat production and consumption that Morgan Spurlock’s “Super Size Me” doesn’t really confront…


Posted on July 17, 2005 by

BLACKBALL (DVD)

2 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

Movies about British lawn bowls suck…


Posted on June 18, 2005 by

BITE ME! (DVD)

2 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 88 minutes

A Federal Agent shows up to further complicate matters and he somehow eventually transforms into yet another giant bug that Ralph and the strippers must contend with…


Posted on May 20, 2005 by

5IVE

5IVE
3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

There have been so many small-story, central-location, no-budget, dialogue driven independent films popping up over the course of the past decade that perhaps the category deserves its own subdivision in independent film. “5ive” is such a story: one primary location, a tiny cast and a fairly narrow plot…


Posted on April 30, 2005 by

CAT’S BAD HAIR DAY

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

Beginning writer/director/editor Debby Wolfe is obviously talented and off to a pretty good start…


Posted on April 15, 2005 by

REEFER MADNESS – SPECIAL ADDICTION (DVD)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 65 minutes

The “Special Addiction” disc also contains the short film “Grandpa’s Marijuana Handbook”…


Posted on April 8, 2005 by

PANDORA MACHINE (DVD)

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 83 minutes

The future is a scary place; forget pollution or the threat of bio-terrorism, my latest fear, thanks to “Pandora Machine”, is bad computer graphics and excruciatingly slow moving credits…


Posted on April 6, 2005 by

SHARKSKIN 6

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

“Skarskin 6” is a film that probably wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for “Reservoir Dogs”…


Posted on March 31, 2005 by

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
4 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 53 minutes

“Between Two Worlds” is an important documentary that not only tells the consequential story of Fredric Arnold and his fellow troop members, but also serves as a relevant microcosm, not just of World War II, but of war in general…


Posted on March 4, 2005 by

A MODERN DAY WESTERN: THE SANCHEZ SAGA

A MODERN DAY WESTERN: THE SANCHEZ SAGA
3 Stars
Year Released: 1997
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 108 minutes

Rarely does one come across a two-hour sci-fi western comedy that features time traveling spree killers headed to Nashville, Tennessee in a convertible Cadillac in hopes of landing their band’s demo tape on the radio…


Posted on February 24, 2005 by

INBRED REDNECK ALIEN ABDUCTION (DVD)

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2004
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

For those who like ultra cheesy sci-fi spoofs that contain purposefully bad special effects, overstated acting and moronic humor, “Inbred Redneck Alien Abduction” is the perfect film…


Posted on February 23, 2005 by

BLACK LIGHT

BLACK LIGHT
2 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

The short film is heavy on lengthy transitions, but sparse on dialogue…


Posted on February 10, 2005 by

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