All posts tagged "U.S. Indie Film"

  • 2014 Sundance Film Festival: Cutter Hodierne’s Fishing Without Nets

    You’d be hard-pressed to find anything of a swashbuckling nature in what is essentially a pirate movie without the eye patches. While comparisons with other films...

  • Men, Women & Children | Review

    I Tumblr For You; The Kids Aren’t Alright in Reitman’s Latest Parents and their burgeoning teenagers battle their insecurities and repressed sexuality amidst ever present technology...

  • 99 Homes | 2014 TIFF Review

    Housing Complex: Bahrani Extends Capitalism Criticism to Housing Market Though his 2012 farming melodrama At Any Price found director Ramin Bahrani gaining wider visibility with...

  • The Orchard Prey on Christopher Denham’s “Preservation”

    After collecting film fest preems at Tribeca Film Festival and Fantasia, writer-director Christopher Denham’s sophomore film has landed a sweet deal with The Orchard. Deadline...

  • Broad Green Pictures Forecloses on Bahrani’s “99 Homes”; Targets 2015 Spring Release

    They made a small blip on the radar with the Cannes pick-up of Carlos Marques-Marcet’s SXSW-winning 10000km, and until the press release was announced, we...

  • Brie Larson Engineers Trainwreck…Reteams with Radcliffe on McGrath’s “Brooklyn Bridge”

    Months after appearing in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck (Universal releases this next summer), Screen Daily reports that Brie Larson is rejoining her costar in Douglas McGrath’s...

  • At the Devil’s Door | Review

    Devil in Disguise: McCarthy’s Latest an Unnerving Indie Horror Film Every now and then, a horror film comes along that’s reminiscent of a certain heyday...

  • Honeymoon | Review

    Period of Adjustment: Janiak’s Eerie Relationship Chiller a Provocative Debut Weirdly unsettling, Leigh Janiak’s directorial debut, Honeymoon, is one of those rarely effective offbeat psychological...

  • My Old Lady | 2014 TIFF Review

    Seeds of Yesterday: Horovitz’s Debut a Tonally Uncomfortable Adaptation Playwright and screenwriter Israel Horovitz makes his directorial debut with My Old Lady, an adaptation of...

  • Memphis | Review

    Riding on a Western Dream: Sutton’s Sophomore Film Drifts About a Drifter To refer to Tim Sutton’s sophomore film, Memphis as understated would itself be...

  • The Longest Week | Review

    Arrested Development: Glanz’s Debut an Affluent Vacuum For the most part, it’s an ingenious trick to fabricate an aura of empathy around a pool of...

  • Life of Crime | Review

    Criminal Intent: Leonard Done Light What remains most enticing about Daniel Schechter’s Life of Crime is its connection to Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 masterwork, Jackie Brown....

  • The Damned | Review

    Damned If You Do: Garcia’s Creepy House Horror a Non-Entity For some strange reason, IFC Midnight decided to release direct-to-DVD pro Victor Garcia’s latest film,...

  • Criterion Collection: Love Streams | Blu-ray Review

    John Cassavetes’ magnificent swan song, Love Streams receives the Criterion treatment this month, an addendum to the previously released five-title collection from the auteur. The...

  • Interview: Carter Smith – Jamie Marks is Dead

    At the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, we sat down with director Carter Smith to discuss his new film, Jamie Marks is Dead, which played in...

  • The Last of Robin Hood | Review

    Beverly Center: Flynn’s Final Scandal Makes for Interesting Cinematic Footnote It’s been eight years since Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s 2006 sophomore film, Quinceanera swept...

  • Cam2Cam | Review

    Cam a lot: Soisson’s Stilted Thriller as Dated as it is Laughably Inarticulate The only thing horrifying in Joel Soisson’s techno born thriller Cam2Cam is...

  • Stand Out From the Competition; Alexia Landeau Toplines Zoe Cassavetes’ “Day Out Of Days”

    While still an active member of what I would call a French-U.S galpal filmmaker clique, the name of Zoe Cassavetes has painfully been absent from the...

  • May in the Summer | Review

    Summer of Our Discontent: Dabis’ Sophomore Feature an Uneven Venture Nebraska born filmmaker Cherien Dabis follows up her well received 2009 debut Amreeka with a...

  • The One I Love | Review

    Love the One You’re With: McDowell’s Exceptional Debut is Remarkable Lo-fi Sci-fi Almost impossible to discuss without tarnishing the highly nuanced and inventive twists it...

  • Are You Here | Review

    One Has to Ask: Weiner’s Debut a Floundering Misfire Success sometimes has a blindsiding effect on self-criticism and control, which may very well be the...

  • Coming out of the Closet: Exclusive Clip for Carter Smith’s Jamie Marks is Dead

    Just prior to its theatrical release (this atmospherically unclenched young adult ensemble piece drops August 29th), the Gravitas Ventures folks have given us an exclusive...

  • About Alex | Review

    Still the Chill: Zwick Assembles Fine Cast for Routine Exercise Jesse Zwick, son of director Edward Zwick, has amassed a fine cast of young actors...

  • The Maid’s Room | Review

    Maid of Honor: Walker’s Thriller Uneasily Navigates Issues of Class Serving as a portrayal of unsaid attitudes amongst the elitist denizens of the Hamptons that...

  • Bring out the Bomb Squad; Noyce’s American Pastoral Adds Some TNT in Dakota Fanning

    They’ve shuffled the deck a little on Philip Roth’s American Pastoral since the project was first announced a decade back. Jennifer Connelly who was mentioned more than a...