HELLO I MUST BE GOING

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! While “Hello I Must Be Going” might not offer any life changing moral lessons, it is a glimpse into family life and relationships that any film lover can appreciate…


Posted on September 8, 2012 by

ROBOT & FRANK

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! “Robot and Frank” is cute. Frank is cute, the robot is cute, and everything they do together is cute…


Posted on August 25, 2012 by

YOUR SISTER’S SISTER

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 90 minutes

It’s unusual to see sisters portrayed as loving and supportive, and it’s even more unusual to see that relationship at the center of a film…


Posted on June 22, 2012 by

DEVOLUTION: RECKONING

4 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 11 minutes

I enjoyed “Devolution: Reckoning” for the film it is, despite the film it was, apparently, meant to be…


Posted on May 27, 2012 by

UNTIL THE LAST TIME

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

The film works best when neither of its characters talk, and, instead, we see a sequence of short, non-linear shots of Gippy and Dwight bathing, fiddling with the radio, storing garbage, and all the other details of their new, imprisoned lives…


Posted on May 24, 2012 by

BAD MOFOS

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 10 minutes

Director Kevin Brinn has created something that looks good and sounds good, but the film is not original by any means…


Posted on May 23, 2012 by

HARVEST

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 11 minutes

Sam Shapson has created something a little spooky and a lot professional in his 11-minute short film, “Harvest”…


Posted on May 23, 2012 by

LAS PALMAS

5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 13 minutes

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! If you still lack the motivation to find this short and consume it multiple times, consider this little tidbit: the baby drives a motorcycle and smokes cigarettes. Classic…


Posted on February 22, 2012 by

FOR A GOOD TIME, CALL…

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 86 minutes

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Because the film fails, I believe, to move away from stereotypes with Jesse, the gay friend whose characterization Justin Long lisps and sashays his way through…


Posted on February 21, 2012 by

ETHEL

5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! If you are looking for an inspiring, optimistic, personal documentary, please see this film and be awed…


Posted on February 12, 2012 by

RED LIGHTS

1 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 119 minutes

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERES SELECTION! This could have been a fun, “X-Files”-esque exploration of paranormal phenomena. Instead, it is an extremely earnest failure that is still fun to watch, but only because of the unintended laughs…


Posted on February 6, 2012 by

WUTHERING HEIGHTS

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 128 minutes

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHTS SELECTION! This hopeless, dirty, consumptive world is what makes the book so interesting, and what this adaptation capitalizes on…


Posted on January 22, 2012 by

THE MILKMAN

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 5 minutes

At five minutes, this high school film class project really captures what is great about horror: plot is unnecessary, the worse the acting the better, oppressive (read: nighttime) lighting, and the suggestion of gore…


Posted on August 22, 2011 by

PIRATES VS. NINJAS

2 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 5 minutes

At any rate, the world has been waiting on pins and needles to see who would win in a fight: pirates or ninjas?!


Posted on August 22, 2011 by

THE MACHINE

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 19 minutes

Not being a time travel expert, my knowledge of the film’s accuracy is limited, though it seems that Poole did his homework…


Posted on August 11, 2011 by

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