ALTERED BY ELVIS

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 52 minutes

Simply put, “Altered by Elvis” is one of the finest studies you will ever see of the relationship between pop culture mythology and the needful fans so happily devouring those myths…


Posted on October 16, 2007 by

DAÑOS DEL AMOR (LOVE HURTS)

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 14 minutes

The idea at the heart of “Daños del amor (Love Hurts)” is exceptionally good, so good that it’s aggravating how unevenly it has been executed…


Posted on October 8, 2007 by

AN OPEN DOOR

3 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 19 minutes

There is a lot of evident talent in this film, and Jourdan’s good control of setting demands a stronger and less sensational narrative than this…


Posted on August 7, 2007 by

KITE CIRCUIT

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

Yes, a lot of things happen, and no, they don’t all fit together, but that’s the messy beauty of life…


Posted on August 6, 2007 by

THE PILL

THE PILL
1 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 17 minutes

It’s a hard thing to consider a work of such passion and say what I’m about to say, but my sympathy towards Ms. Goetsch does not make her film good…


Posted on July 16, 2007 by

A VERY SUNNY MORNING

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2007
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

The shot that brings us into the story proper is from the perspective of a plate of eggs; if the notion of an egg POV does not bring at least the ghost of a smile to your face, then you are beyond help…


Posted on July 13, 2007 by

THE LUCKY GIRL

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 82 minutes

Frankly, I’m not sure that the film knows what it’s about: a character study, a spiritual fable, a white trash farce; and that schizophrenia makes it a bit of a chore to watch…


Posted on July 11, 2007 by

THE KEGGER

3 Stars
Year Released: 2006
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

What to think of a film like this, that moves from sublimity to insipidity so quickly? The good parts are so good, and the bad parts are so stupid, as to make any pat judgment completely unreasonable…


Posted on July 2, 2007 by

JANIE

JANIE
3 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 19 minutes

If only it had been given more space to breathe, and expand upon its characters interior worlds, “Janie” might have been quite good instead of merely pleasant…


Posted on June 3, 2007 by

THE WALKING INK

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

There’s no element of this film that means anything other than its own specific weirdness, and so, in “The Walking Ink” we find the rare spectacle of a film that is much, much less than the sum of its parts…


Posted on June 3, 2007 by

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