SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME

2012 DALLAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Byington certainly has something to say here, but he leaves it up to the audience to figure out what that is…

Posted on April 12, 2012 in Reviews by

WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! The film is filled with interviews with a multitude of smart, eloquent women explaining what should be evident but is so not: Girls need super heroes because they need to know that their gender is not an obstacle…

Posted on March 31, 2012 in Reviews by

GIRLS AGAINST BOYS

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! I imagine Mr. Chick as the sort of guy who took Women’s Studies in college specifically to bang the straight ladies in the class. He certainly wasn’t there to learn because there is not one iota of legitimate feminism in “Girls Against Boys”…

Posted on March 31, 2012 in Reviews by

EDEN

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 in Reviews by

SMALL APARTMENTS

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Trust me when I tell you that Franklin Franklin is no Ignatius J. Reilly. He’s much, much worse. This makes him 100% unsympathetic and not the least bit fun to watch…

Posted on March 27, 2012 in Reviews by

GIRL WALK // ALL DAY

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! While watching a movie in a theater is normally a stationary action, it’s impossible to keep sitting still for even a moment during “Girl Walk // All Day”…

Posted on March 22, 2012 in Reviews by

SUNSET STRIP

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! If you have even a passing interest in movies or music, you will be absolutely riveted for the full 90 minutes…

Posted on March 18, 2012 in Reviews by

SEE GIRL RUN

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! “See Girl Run”…[uses] the mold of a Hollywood romance to show how damaging these notions are when taken too seriously…

Posted on March 18, 2012 in Reviews by

LOVELY MOLLY

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! What is it with demons and video cameras, anyway?

Posted on March 17, 2012 in Reviews by

LOS CHIDOS

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 in Reviews by

THE RAID: REDEMPTION

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 in Reviews by

WAITING FOR LIGHTNING

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 in Reviews by

HEIMKOMMEN (COMING HOME)

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Micah Magee’s short film “Heimkommen (Coming Home)” is a haunting meditation on grief, guilt and healing…

Posted on March 13, 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

THE HUNTER

2012 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! I got caught up in the hunt, was left thinking about the film long after it ended and I really couldn’t ask for anything more…

Posted on March 12, 2012 in Reviews by

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