WENDIGO

2 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

IN THEATERS! “Wendigo” wants to be a monster movie for the art-house crowd, but it falls into the trap of pretention almost every time…


Posted on February 15, 2002 by

FOOTBALL

4 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO THE SUPER BOWL! “Football” is tight visually and narratively, with sweeping innovative style and lots of humor…


Posted on February 2, 2002 by

GO TIGERS!

4 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 103 minutes

FILM THREAT’S TRIBUTE TO THE SUPER BOWL! “Go Tigers” isn’t about million dollar commercials. It’s not about Nike shoes, or free agents or super bowls. It’s about football, and how the sport defines America as a country…


Posted on February 2, 2002 by

SCOUT’S HONOR

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 58 minutes

SIDEWALK MOVING PICTURE FESTIVAL REVIEW! “Scout’s Honor” isn’t flashy or energetic, but it is a competant and engaging look at an issue going on today — the place of homosexuals within the Boy Scouts of America…


Posted on October 1, 2001 by

THINGS BEHIND THE SUN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 115 minutes

ALLISON ANDERS MOVIE SHOWING ON SHOWTIME THIS SATURDAY! The film rings the question of “What if?” around a single horrible moment in time, making it resonate with power for everyone involved…


Posted on August 14, 2001 by

UNDONE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILM REVIEW! One of the characters in the film asks if another has ever had a night where everything goes wrong, and “Undone” seems like a nugget of that night, and then some…


Posted on June 17, 2001 by

THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CHICKEN

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 56 minutes

WATERFRONT FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! Before you chow down that KFC extra-crispy, you’ll have to remember Valerie, the chicken who was resuscitated by mouth-to-beak CPR…


Posted on June 7, 2001 by

TOGETHER

4 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 106 minutes

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! The words “Swedish comedy” don’t exactly set the heart afire, but the surprise is just how well the film works…


Posted on May 31, 2001 by

SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 110 minutes

NODANCE 2001 PREMIERE! “Skeletons in the Closet” works best when it tries to break free from it’s “movie-of-the-week” melodrama that chains it too often…


Posted on February 10, 2001 by

THE OLD MAN AND THE GOBLINS

3 Stars
Year Released: 1998
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 5 minutes

SLAMDANCE 2001 SHORT FILM! Each night, a group (flock? pride? herd?) of mischievous goblins kidnaps a poor old hermit and drags him off to their creepy mountain lair…


Posted on February 8, 2001 by

ONE BIG TRIP

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 104 minutes

NO STARS! NODANCE 2001 DOCUMENTARY! “One Big Trip” is like that drunken video you make with your friends, then watch the next day and question what the hell you were thinking. Do you really want a bunch of white, rich suburban film students telling you how you should live your life?


Posted on February 1, 2001 by

DOGTOWN AND Z-BOYS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 87 minutes

SUNDANCE 2001 DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION WINNER! “Dogtown and Z-boys” spits in your face, makes you give a shit about people who don’t give a shit about you…


Posted on January 29, 2001 by

THE COLLECTOR

4 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 7 minutes

NODANCE 2001 COMPETITION SHORT! “The Collector” is a sharp, b&w film that unnerves and disturbs, as if David Cronenberg had to cram a horror film into seven minutes…


Posted on January 28, 2001 by

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

SCAMDANCE 2001 SHORT FILM! Crass and enjoyable, with the spirit of a kick-ass kegger, “Stairway to Heaven” may just be an exercise in decadence, but that’s why it’s fun…


Posted on January 28, 2001 by

URBAN CHAOS THEORY

3 Stars
Year Released: 2000
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 21 minutes

NODANCE 2001 COMPETITION SHORT! Shot with an exacting eye, good soundtrack and a cool, cold veneer, “Urban Chaos Theory” chronicles the jolting morning of ten people whose lives are touched and spin out of control…


Posted on January 28, 2001 by

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