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

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

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

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

JOHN DIES AT THE END

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! What it expects of the audience is disproportionate to what it offers, and so we’re left doing most of the work without getting much in return…

Posted on March 12, 2012 in Reviews by

LIFE AND FREAKY TIMES OF UNCLE LUKE

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “La jetée” may be a classic, thought-provoking cinematic experience, but I had way more fun watching “Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke”…

Posted on March 12, 2012 in Reviews by

HELLION

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “Hellion” is a well-lensed short that manages to keep you guessing for most of its runtime, ending in a most memorable fashion, making you wish the film would keep going…

Posted on March 11, 2012 in Reviews by

INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “Indie Game: The Movie” is more than just a film about video games, it’s an examination of the artistic spirit and the latest evolution of independent artist…

Posted on March 9, 2012 in Reviews by

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH KEIICHI KOBAYASHI AND AI IKEDA of “ABOUT THE PINK SKY”

Director of “About the Pink Sky,” Keiichi Kobayashi, and first-time actress Ai Ikeda talk (through their translator) with Nic Baisler during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival about making indie film in Japan, working together, and their experiences at Sundance…

Posted on March 4, 2012 in Interviews by

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH LUC DÉRY, KIM MCCRAW AND PHILIPPE FALARDEAU OF “MONSIEUR LAZHAR”

Oscar-nominated director Philippe Falardeau and his producers Kim McCraw and Luc Déry talk with Nic Baisley during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival about their latest project which they adapted from a one-man play, “Monsieur Lazhar”…

Posted on February 27, 2012 in Interviews by

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH MADS MATTHIESEN AND KIM KOLD OF “TEDDY BEAR”

Nic Baisley talks to “Teddy Bear” director Mads Matthiesen and lead actor Kim Kold talk about making indie films in their country, their experiences so far at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and similarities between Kim and his character in the movie…

Posted on February 26, 2012 in Interviews by

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER ANDREW AHN

LGBT filmmaker Andrew Ahn talks with Nic Baisley during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival about making “Dol (First Birthday)” as a way to come out to his parents, Korean culture, and trying to anticipate the audiences for his movies…

Posted on February 23, 2012 in Interviews by

LAS PALMAS

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 in Reviews by

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