GHOUL

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2005
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 9 minutes

“Ghoul” is not just a homage to silent films, it is a silent film; the only audio is music, the narrative is pushed by body language and props, and title cards, with an abridged to-the-point conversation, illustrate what our characters are saying…


Posted on December 2, 2012 by

ELKO

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

The idea of “Elko” is unique. Its goal is to exploit one of the cruelties the internet has to offer, and in this case, an under-the-radar message board for sociopaths looking for vulnerable, young suicidal girls…


Posted on November 27, 2012 by

WHERE’S SANDRA?

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 12 minutes

If you took some ecstasy or dropped some acid, you’ll probably have the time of your life. The film appears to be shot on VHS, and there’s enough colorful filters used to make the Beastie Boys circa 1990’s very proud…


Posted on November 24, 2012 by

STILL LIFE

2 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 13 minutes

“Still Life” has the quality of a student film – just learning how to put together a story on film…


Posted on November 6, 2012 by

OUR CRISIS CUBA

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 17 minutes

“Our Crisis Cuba” is an interesting concept, but the short doesn’t carry enough weight or tension to keep the audience engaged. They try hard, but its unrealistic conversations are smothered with actors as talented as cardboard cutouts…


Posted on November 5, 2012 by

KNIGHT KNIGHT

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 83 minutes

Writer Nicholas Horwood and director Christina Bucher together can churn out pleasing comedy, but it does become a tad gratuitous. Some of King King’s memorable scenes would really stand out if the running time was cut to 30 minutes or less…


Posted on November 4, 2012 by

2 HOURS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 26 minutes

“2 Hours” is an original and thrilling take on this over-saturated genre. We’ve seen victims being bitten and turn into the infected before, but not many have explored a bitten human’s journey and struggle to stay alive…


Posted on November 3, 2012 by

MIAMI CONNECTION

4 Stars
Year Released: 1987 / 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 120 minutes

Yes, this movie is over-the-top and absolutely bonkers, but it’s also the greatest movie featuring rock ‘n’ roll ninjas you’ll ever see…


Posted on November 2, 2012 by

STREET FIGHT

1 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 70 minutes

There are a lot of problems with “Street Fight,” but the biggest one is the acting, which is not convincing at all. Everyone (and I stress everyone) looks like they’re reading from cue cards that are five feet in front of them…


Posted on November 2, 2012 by

DESOLATION WILDERNESS

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

Nothing happens in this movie. Almost the entire running time is two guys hanging out in the woods, wandering around, shooting fireworks, and occasionally playing their musical instruments. This film carries no excitement, no terror, and no engagement – it’s exhausting to watch…


Posted on November 1, 2012 by

UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 114 minutes

“Day of Reckoning” is the “Universal Soldier” follow up we’ve been anxiously waiting for since the release of the original…


Posted on October 27, 2012 by

ROBOT TEARS

2 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 82 minutes

“Robot Tears” has quite a few moments of original comedy – the cleverly written dialogue assists these scenes greatly – but the comedy gets heavy-handed and the jokes eventually become machine-like – one after another, a joke for the sake of having a joke…


Posted on October 23, 2012 by

GREG’S GUARDIAN ANGEL

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

I’d like to see them expand this into a series or perhaps a feature. They have the right confidence to deliver effective comedy and know when it’s time to shift the style in a new direction…


Posted on October 22, 2012 by

OUT THERE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 16 minutes

In just a 15 minute running time, Plunkett has managed to successfully make a slow burn horror short with a brilliant pay off…


Posted on October 12, 2012 by

SHARP LOVE, SHARP KITTENS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

“Sharp Love…” is a very, well, sharp short film. Its production value is top quality and the script is really impressive. With a 15 minute running time, “Sharp Love…” manages to cleverly poke fun at the Brooklyn hipster stereotype without being obnoxious about it.


Posted on October 11, 2012 by

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