MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 39 minutes

As for “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” its a truly amazing slice of life…


Posted on September 28, 2014 by

COMMITTED

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 28 minutes

Told from the points of view of Nurse Johnson and Dr. Harlin, it soon becomes apparent that one or both of them are not telling the truth.


Posted on September 27, 2014 by

RICE FOR SALE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 32 minutes

By the end of the film, we have descended into the dense strip malls of Denpasar, where extended sequences of single frame shots turn the billboards and neon signs of American fast food chains into a nightmarish dance…


Posted on September 27, 2014 by

THE HOUSE

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

Unfortunately, the lack of context is so large an issue that it completely undermines anything positive about the film…


Posted on September 26, 2014 by

NOT COOL

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

Brazen, shameless, romantic, and broadly funny. With good music. “Not Cool” is way cool…


Posted on September 26, 2014 by

PI EPSILON BETA

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

The seriousness in which the frat brothers, and their pledges, take to the initiation can seem absurd to an outside observer. The films offers an unflinching and straightforward look, however, showing us the sort of situation that is hardly unheard of at universities…


Posted on September 26, 2014 by

THE TRIP TO ITALY

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 108 minutes

The cinematography could not be more gorgeous, as you might imagine, and the shots of haute cuisine are beyond mouth watering…


Posted on September 26, 2014 by

THE RIVALRY

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 25 minutes

It goes gruesome, but manages to do most of its dirty work in your imagination; this isn’t a gorefest or torture porn adventure, but its lead psychopath is certainly unhinged…


Posted on September 25, 2014 by

HOLLIDAYSBURG

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 87 minutes

The hormones run hot in Pennsylvania. The weather, cold. The talk is constant. The marijuana plentiful. The action minimal…


Posted on September 25, 2014 by

LET IT GO

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 82 minutes

The film is a quiet drama, with comedic notes, utilizing engaging performances that are appropriately understated. The narrative doesn’t include any contrived melodramatic developments, everything moves at a natural pace…


Posted on September 24, 2014 by

REFLECTION

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 24 minutes

It’s a film where you can just drift into the experience of the story and get comfortable with little effort…


Posted on September 24, 2014 by

THE FRONTIER

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

The characters are clear-cut too, with Sean being the quintessential, somewhat sloppy, pontificating prof with a definite abrasive edge. It’s not surprising that Tennessee leaves home and returns with a defensive attitude, ready to pounce on anything his father says or does…


Posted on September 24, 2014 by

OF DICE AND MEN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

The performances are fine, and the film is technically strong, but for whatever reason I didn’t care all that much about what happens. It felt like a short’s worth of narrative interest in a feature length film…


Posted on September 23, 2014 by

TILL WE’RE FREE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

I think any film that can shine a respectful light on the Emmett Till murder, while educating and informing those who do not know, has achieved something of importance. That said, I have seen a few films now on this subject, with some leaving a more lasting impression than others…


Posted on September 23, 2014 by

KEEP MOVING

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 15 minutes

What makes Bowen’s film work is that he’s a master storyteller and everything he asks us to believe, no matter how far fetched and removed from linear existence, we regard as truth…


Posted on September 23, 2014 by

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