DEAD TEENAGERS

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 70 minutes

This is one compilation that makes excellent use of the dime store budgetary constraints of true independent cinema…


Posted on May 4, 2006 by

BIOPHAGE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 70 minutes

Director Mark A. Rapp introduces us to a hybrid Zombie/Buddy film that uses the dilemma of two survivors as fodder for a deeper discussion of humanity after the apocalypse…


Posted on May 2, 2006 by

OCULUS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 32 minutes

An entrancing and terrifying look into an indefinite evil and the utter darkness that dwells inside an obsessive mind…


Posted on April 28, 2006 by

K-7

5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 18 minutes

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2006 REVIEW! Imagine how you would react if the programming job you applied for was actually a front for the CIA…


Posted on April 27, 2006 by

GHOST GAME (DVD)

Its hard enough to follow the folly of three or four campers running around in the woods in sheer darkness, but add into that scenario a coven of Goth Girls Gone Wild and between the rapid edits, suspense turns into little more than mass confusion…



Posted on April 21, 2006 by

CHICLE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

Director Josh Hyde has made a fascinating look at the culture of the poor and the daily struggles between what is right and what is easy…


Posted on April 21, 2006 by

THE GARDENER (DVD)

If this is all beginning to sound a bit dull and contrived for a horror film, then your astute judgment is right on…



Posted on April 20, 2006 by

LA VIE D’UN CHIEN (THE LIFE OF A DOG)

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 13 minutes

Told entirely though the use of static imagery, filmmaker John Harden has lovingly crafted the ultimate homage to Chris Marker’s grand epic of fait accompli – La Jétee…


Posted on April 19, 2006 by

FREEZE OUT

4 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

Anyone who has sat transfixed to the T.V. embroiled in hour upon hour of the World Series of Poker can attest to the pure animal drama of high stakes card play. First time director M.J. Loheed has taken the beauty of the game and transferred it to the screen…


Posted on April 19, 2006 by

THE HOUSE OF USHER

THE HOUSE OF USHER
2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

Australian director Hayley Cloake’s debut feature is a modern update of the classic Edgar Allen Poe story The Fall of the House of Usher. Like so many of the other adaptations of Poe’s work, this latest interpretation bears little resemblance to the source material…


Posted on April 12, 2006 by

SOCKS & VIOLENCE

To some the most ominous thing about a pair of used gym socks is the rank stench, but to Director Andrew Shearer and his Gonzoriffic filmmaking collective, dirty old gym socks hold far more sinister powers…



Posted on March 31, 2006 by

THREAT

THREAT

Over the years, films like Easy Rider, Do the Right Thing, Menace to Society and Kids have sparked the flame of youth culture and captured the renegade spirit of their times. Threat is that film for the new millennium…



Posted on March 17, 2006 by

BEEPER (DVD)

This film is a helluva lot better than the title implies…



Posted on February 22, 2006 by

RAISING THE STAKES (DVD)

“Raising the Stakes” takes a look at two perpetual high school losers who dream of making it big one night in the dark spotlight of bloodsucking eternity…



Posted on February 17, 2006 by

BOXED IN

Atlanta based filmmaker Dan Heisel offers a contemporary look at the proverbial genie in the bottle…



Posted on February 16, 2006 by

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