SLEEPWALK WITH ME

IN LIMITED RELEASE! “Sleepwalk With Me” very much reminded me of a take on “High Fidelity” with comedians instead of music snobs…

Posted on August 24, 2012 in Reviews by

YOUR SISTER’S SISTER

It’s unusual to see sisters portrayed as loving and supportive, and it’s even more unusual to see that relationship at the center of a film…

Posted on June 22, 2012 in Reviews by

JEFF

OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL 2012 SELECTION! The film doesn’t depict Jeffrey Dahmer’s human side, but rather, it shows a very detailed picture of the mask of humanity which he wore every day…

Posted on June 16, 2012 in Reviews by

MEANING OF ROBOTS

OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL 2012 SELECTION! Matt Lenski’s short portrait of self-proclaimed hoarder, filmmaker and custom robot-maker Mike Sullivan is as disturbing as it is memorable…

Posted on June 16, 2012 in Reviews by

SUN DON’T SHINE

OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL 2012 SELECTION! I can look past many character faults in a compelling story. But there is just something about Crystal that rubs me the wrong way…

Posted on June 15, 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

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

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

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

FOR ELLEN

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURES SELECTION! In fact, there were many opportunities for this film to take expected, clichéd turns but Kim’s taste level is strong enough to avoid them each and every time…

Posted on January 28, 2012 in Reviews by

WELCOME TO PINE HILL

2012 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL NARRATIVE FEATURE SELECTION! This isn’t the type of film where lots of things happen; this is simply a portrait of a man whose time has run out…

Posted on January 23, 2012 in Reviews by

DETROPIA

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL U.S. DOCUMENTARY FEATURES SELECTION! “Detropia” is a fascinating look at where our country is headed, not where it might be headed…

Posted on January 22, 2012 in Reviews by

WUTHERING HEIGHTS

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SPOTLIGHTS SELECTION! This hopeless, dirty, consumptive world is what makes the book so interesting, and what this adaptation capitalizes on…

Posted on January 22, 2012 in Reviews by