WAKE IN FRIGHT

2012 PHILADELPHIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! For as scary and weird as the film gets, I still found it highly entertaining while also working on a subconscious level…

Posted on October 19, 2012 in Reviews by

BOBBY YEAH

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! Seriously, this is a must see. In fact, I’ll put it in simplest possible terms and come right out and say that no one can consider themselves true film buffs if they’ve never seen one of Robert Morgan’s films…

Posted on September 23, 2012 in Reviews by

ROOM 237

2012 FANTASTIC FEST SELECTION! But at the heart of every conspiracy theorist is a desperate hope that they are right and having seen “Room 237,” I can’t completely discount every person’s take on the film or at least not every part of their insight…

Posted on September 21, 2012 in Reviews by

DRAGON (WU XIA)

2012 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Anyone going into Dragon expecting a balls to the walls kung-fu epic will either be sorely disappointed or pleasantly surprised, depending on how open a mind they have…

Posted on August 1, 2012 in Reviews by

GAYBY

Lisecki is keenly aware of his lead actress’ talents and how to showcase them. Jennifer Harris fully utilizes her role with the physical comedy and eccentric presence of a young Carol Kane…

Posted on June 25, 2012 in Reviews by

LA CAMIONETA – THE JOURNEY OF ONE AMERICAN SCHOOL BUS

2012 LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! While I am open to most ideas for films, I have to admit that I was dubious about watching a film about the life of a school bus once it is retired from active service…

Posted on June 17, 2012 in Reviews by

THE COMEDY

OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL 2012 SELECTION! “The Comedy,” or its apparent alternate title “Tim and Eric’s Mumblecore Harmony Korine Movie,” is by far one of the most wildly inappropriate and pitch black comedies I’ve ever seen in my life..

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

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

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

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

SHADOW DANCER

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERES SELECTION! Andrea Riseborough deserves to be one of 2012’s breakout stars. Her performance as Colette McVeigh is outstanding…

Posted on February 6, 2012 in Reviews by

YOUNG & WILD

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL WORLD DRAMATIC FEATURES SELECTION! “Young & Wild” impresses from the get-go by establishing itself as an indie film that is going to be as raw and real as that independence would imply…

Posted on January 22, 2012 in Reviews by

THE LAW IN THESE PARTS

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL WORLD DOCUMENTARY FEATURES SELECTION! The Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip has long been a complicated and divisive issue. I’m not going to pretend that I understand it entirely, and I’m definitely not going to pretend that I can speak authoritatively about it…

Posted on January 21, 2012 in Reviews by