HELLO I MUST BE GOING

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 in Reviews by

THE INVISIBLE WAR

2012 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Basically, the message from the military to potential rape victims is: if you get raped, it’s your own fault…

Posted on June 16, 2012 in Reviews by

QWERTY

This is really just a fun, entertaining love story that slowly draws you in and holds you tight. Dana Pupkin and Eric Hailey are spectacular in the film, and addictively watchable throughout…

Posted on May 4, 2012 in Reviews by

ELENA

2012 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Both Elena and “Elena” are oddly wired, and any attempt to understand either must be done on their own terms…

Posted on April 19, 2012 in Reviews by

COMPLIANCE

2012 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! It will upset you and intrigue you and make you want to talk about it and learn more. To me, that’s a great piece of filmmaking and a powerful piece of art…

Posted on April 18, 2012 in Reviews by

TEDDY BEAR

2012 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! I honestly had no clue what might happen next in “Teddy Bear” but constantly found myself hoping for the best…

Posted on April 18, 2012 in Reviews by

TCHOUPITOULAS

2012 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! It’s almost stream-of-consciousness in its delivery, and I feel that the best way to experience this film would be in a theater, where the screen and sound can surround and envelop you…

Posted on April 18, 2012 in Reviews by

5 BROKEN CAMERAS

2012 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! This is an important documentary in that it’s an on-the-ground look at what is happening to some small villages but the storyline is as straight and unchanging as the situation in the Middle East…

Posted on April 18, 2012 in Reviews by

COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE

2012 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! In the end, this is a film that celebrates the San Diego Comic-Con, and the various personalities and people that attend and embrace it. This isn’t some probing documentary full of gossip, insight and intrigue; it’s a love letter to a culture and one of the houses of worship at the center…

Posted on April 15, 2012 in Reviews by

BINDLESTIFFS

2012 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! The authenticity inherent in a film about teenagers made by the very teenagers you’re watching on screen elevates the slightly absurd content into something more compelling and subversive…

Posted on April 14, 2012 in Reviews by

WOLF

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 in Reviews by

CINEMA SIX

2012 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! If you’ve been following Mark Potts and Cole Selix over the years, this is the film where everything they got right in their other movies comes together to make one exceptionally great film…

Posted on April 13, 2012 in Reviews by

UNDER AFRICAN SKIES

2012 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! For fans of Paul Simon’s music, and fans of “Graceland” specifically, there is a lot to enjoy here…

Posted on April 12, 2012 in Reviews by

FAITH, LOVE AND WHISKEY

2012 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! There is a powerful sense of ambiguity (as opposed to a lazy sense of unfocused storytelling) that moves “Faith, Love and Whiskey” along…

Posted on April 12, 2012 in Reviews by

THE PACT

2012 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “The Pact” is a bad, bad movie filled with cheap thrills and more plot holes than I’ve seen in a film since… I can’t remember when…

Posted on April 12, 2012 in Reviews by

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