MY FAVORITE MOVIE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 94 minutes

The film never really finds its footing and can’t decide what type of film it wants to be…


Posted on November 16, 2011 by

SESSIONS OF THE MIND

3 Stars
Year Released: 2008
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 47 minutes

As far as plot, the second half is ultimately much more captivating and was actually a nice surprise once Act I had finished…


Posted on October 24, 2011 by

DIDI’S LAST WISH

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 30 minutes

The randomness ranges from ill-timed farts and illegal body disposal to white rappers named Q-Bonze and Antwon singing songs called “Playwichaself” and “Bitch Please”…


Posted on October 24, 2011 by

MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 101 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! Beginning as a short film, T. Sean Durkin’s enthralling tale of a young woman entering and exiting a religious cult progressed into a captivating debut feature…


Posted on October 21, 2011 by

TAKE SHELTER

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 120 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! While the film boasts quite a few noteworthy performances, none stand out more than Shannon’s…


Posted on October 21, 2011 by

STIGMA

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 30 minutes

Thirty minute shorts are notorious for editing problems, overlong and unnecessary scenes, and a lack of tautness. “Stigma” doesn’t have any of these issues…


Posted on October 20, 2011 by

BAD IS BAD

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

Kent Lamm and Chris Fornataro are names to remember.  Their debut feature, “Bad is Bad,” is a tremendous thriller that cost a mere $6,000 to make but looks like it cost a great deal more…


Posted on October 20, 2011 by

LOVE AND WAR

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

Overall, the film is a compact project with content to match the dynamic style. Director L. Gabriel Gonda and Executive Producer Aron Michael Thompson clearly subscribe to notion that low budget doesn’t mean low quality…


Posted on September 29, 2011 by

POINTS OF INTEREST

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

The visual elements of the film serve to showcase the music but it never comes off as a music video or, more importantly, a sales pitch…


Posted on September 21, 2011 by

SECOND-STORY MAN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

There’s quite a lot to see and hear in “Second-Story Man” and while the plot might take the back seat to style and ambiance, it’s still worth the watch…


Posted on September 20, 2011 by

GHOST TREK: THE KINSEY REPORT

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 22 minutes

Even with the show’s interesting premise and wacky comedy style, none of the actors ever come off as too over-the-top or annoying.  Everyone plays their part well and the ensemble works as a whole…


Posted on September 15, 2011 by

OYSTERS & PEARLS

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

Director Saul Herckis and his crew have created an entertaining and highly stylized short which benefits from its post-production animation effects…


Posted on September 14, 2011 by

WATER PEST

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 4 minutes

This four-minute short is briskly-paced and entertaining.  The action is comedic and the dialogue is even funnier…


Posted on September 14, 2011 by

CLEANERS

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 69 minutes

Combining a documentary aesthetic with an unconventional narrative, Reese constructs a feature film where others would have settled for an experimental short…


Posted on September 13, 2011 by

TIME ALWAYS MOVING

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

At times, Aristodemou walks the line between captivating and melodramatic but, overall, her performance is successful—as is the film itself…


Posted on September 13, 2011 by

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