THE SASQUATCH GANG

5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! Amidst lazy summer days of laser-tag and medieval sword-fighting, Gavin Gore and his group of nerdy friends discover what appear to be Bigfoot tracks…


Posted on December 1, 2007 by

THE UNFORESEEN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 88 minutes

2007 AFI FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE! Dunn’s “The Unforeseen” is inspiring in its examination of the power of the individual to fight for environmental preservation. In the same breath, however, the film is utterly frightening in its depiction of the dire fate of our natural resources…


Posted on November 6, 2007 by

CONFESSIONS OF A SUPERHERO

4 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 89 minutes

2007 AFI FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE! Ogens’ documentary style in “Confessions of a Superhero” delves so successfully into the separate lives of these four individuals that it would be impossible to make a generalized statement about the people who do this for a living…


Posted on November 5, 2007 by

MY KID COULD PAINT THAT

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 81 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! In “My Kid Could Paint That,” Bar-Lev poses all kinds of fascinating questions not only about the nature of Marla’s art, but about the nature of his own documentary as an art form as well…


Posted on October 6, 2007 by

MANUFACTURING DISSENT

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

2007 SXSW SPOTLIGHT PREMIERES DOCUMENTARY FEATURE! For a documentary about a man who has evoked volumes in the way of conversation and debate, “Manufacturing Dissent” is a surprisingly simple film to sum up, and I can do it in just one word: boring…


Posted on March 16, 2007 by

BUGMASTER

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 127 minutes

2007 SUNDANCE SPECTRUM FEATURE! “Bugmaster” may have some visually powerful moments, but ultimately comes together to form a story that is incomprehensible by the end…


Posted on January 22, 2007 by

AN AMERICAN CRIME

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 92 minutes

2007 SUNDANCE PREMIERE FEATURE! Something like watching a train wreck, “An American Crime” is both morbidly riveting and psychologically sickening – definitely not a film for the weak of heart…


Posted on January 22, 2007 by

TV JUNKIE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 107 minutes

AFI FILM FEST 2006 REVIEW! “TV Junkie” is by no means easy to sit through, but will leave you with a whole new understanding of the complexities of addiction…


Posted on November 2, 2006 by

THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 105 minutes

IN THEATERS! Ever surreal and intensely visual, director/screenwriter Michel Gondry’s “The Science of Sleep” proves nearly impossible to describe in mere words…


Posted on September 29, 2006 by

AMERICAN HARDCORE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 98 minutes

IN THEATERS! Based on the book by screenwriter Steven Blush, “American Hardcore” chronicles the hardcore punk movement that emerged in underground clubs in the late 1970s and early ’80s…


Posted on September 20, 2006 by

SMALL TOWN GAY BAR

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 81 minutes

SCREENING AT OUTFEST 2006! In a time when gay rights are still very much at the forefront of political discussion, there are few places where the struggle is more evident than the Bible Belt of America…


Posted on July 4, 2006 by

FUCK

4 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

SXSW 2006 REVIEW! Directed and produced by Steve Anderson, “Fuck” explores the issues that surround this most infamous of profanities…


Posted on March 23, 2006 by

TALES OF THE RAT FINK

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

SXSW 2006 REVIEW! Ron Mann’s “Tales of the Rat Fink” reconstructs the life of Ed “Big Daddy” Roth through the use of first-person narration, featuring John Goodman as the voice of Roth…


Posted on March 23, 2006 by

MAXED OUT

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

In “Maxed Out,” director/producer James Scurlock collects interviews with a variety of people, including debt collectors, experts and the individuals affected by debt. The end result is an alarming expose on the realities of this epidemic…


Posted on March 23, 2006 by

DAYLIGHT HOLE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 6 minutes

In his first short film, Director Matt Palmer plays a sound man who
ventures into an empty cave to record the trickling sounds of the water that runs underground…


Posted on January 29, 2006 by

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