WILLIAM AND THE WINDMILL

2 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 92 minutes

2013 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION FEATURE SELECTION! The unfortunate awkwardness of “William and the Windmill” is the heavy focus on Rielly, a character who has latched onto William and as such ends up feeling like a larger focus of the documentary than its true subject…


Posted on March 14, 2013 by

MILIUS

5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

2013 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL VISIONS SELECTION! The collection of people that directors Joey Figueroa and Zak Knutson convinced to talk about this character is an attribute to how loved and respected (and maybe even feared) he is in Hollywood. The stories they relate are all quite interesting, at times hilarious and end up presenting a fair and seemingly complete story of Milius’ life up until this point…


Posted on March 13, 2013 by

GOOD VIBRATIONS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 102 minutes

2013 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT SELECTION! Throughout the film, Dorner portrays Hooley, who had lost one of his eyes in a childhood bow and arrow accident, with a firm confidence. He’s the type of lad who barrels forth in life knowing what end result he wants, despite the roadblocks or conflicts it will cause his personal life…


Posted on March 11, 2013 by

SCENIC ROUTE

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

2013 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE SPOTLIGHT SELECTION! Throughout the film we get some amazing performances from Duhamel, displaying the frustration of the situation and letting his character unfold in what feels like a very natural way. Fogler is clearly here for comic relief, and he’s good at it, coming off as a more polished, and subtle, version of characters he’s been known to play in the past…


Posted on March 10, 2013 by

TEAM VHS: INTERVIEW WITH “REWIND THIS!” FILMMAKERS JOSH JOHNSON, CAROLEE MITCHELL AND CHRISTOPHER PALMER

Austin, TX based IPF Productions have recently finished their documentary about something near and dear to the hearts of many film fanatics everywhere and that’s the VHS tape…



Posted on March 7, 2013 by

WOLF

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 86 minutes

2012 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! While any movie with similar subject matter as “Wolf” can ofttimes be heavy handed in its morality, I found that Smith has done a fine job of showing a sense of restraint and kept his film grounded in a tight sense of reality…


Posted on April 13, 2012 by

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS

5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 105 minutes

It’s immensely smart, filled to the brim with clever humor and even in it’s most gory moments, never treads too far into dark territory, instead keeping it light and a joy to watch…


Posted on April 12, 2012 by

EDEN

5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 98 minutes

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Unbelievably shot in Washington state, Eden perfectly captures the feel of being in the desert of the Southwest, a testament to director Griffiths and her cinematographer Sean Porter…


Posted on March 27, 2012 by

LOS CHIDOS

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 94 minutes

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Certainly “Los Chidos” is not for everyone, but for those film fans that are unafraid to play with their expectations of narrative and who want to spend some time pondering intent in a fable representing something far deeper, they will certainly be rewarded…


Posted on March 14, 2012 by

THE RAID: REDEMPTION

5 Stars
Year Released: 2011
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 100 minutes

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “The Raid: Redemption” is a game changer. It is pure action movie decadence that delivers an exhilarating thrill ride from the first five minutes to the last…


Posted on March 14, 2012 by

WAITING FOR LIGHTNING

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 87 minutes

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Rosenberg has succeeded in putting together a compelling story of a man, who through many defeats, has always risen to success…


Posted on March 13, 2012 by

DEADHEADS

3 Stars
Year Released: 2010
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 96 minutes

2011 AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “DeadHeads” is an amusing, low budget movie that does a lot with what it’s been given…


Posted on October 22, 2011 by

BUTTER

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

2011 AUSTIN AND PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! When “Butter” is setting up its characters and establishing itself, the humor comes quick and feels fresh and smart…


Posted on October 22, 2011 by

ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END: DAY EIGHT OF FANTASTIC FEST 2011

Alas, the final day of Fantastic Fest has come around. Thinking back on the days before the festival, anticipation high, the world our oyster, and ready to conquer as many movies as we can in the allocated eight days, it all seems so long ago…



Posted on October 3, 2011 by

MOON MEN AND MILOCRORZE: DAY SEVEN OF FANTASTIC FEST 2011

It finally arrived, the penultimate day of the ultimate movie festival and the last full day of entertainment. It’s a day that would see the Drafthouse invaded by men in moon suits, a famous rock star, and another strong lineup of movies…



Posted on October 1, 2011 by

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