All posts tagged "U.S. Indie Film"

  • Life Partners | Review

    She’s the One: Fogel’s Debut a Top Tier Examination of Co-Dependent Friendship Borrowing shades of autobiographical instances from their own lives, director Susanna Fogel and...

  • The Foxy Merkins | Review

    American Gigola: Olnek’s Hilarious Sophomore Film Reinvents the Masculine Realm of Hustler Bonding Few filmmakers are able to successfully create a distinctly unique universe of...

  • The Spirits Have Been Exorcised; Carson Mell’s “Another Evil” Now in Post-Prod

    Principle photography on Another Evil, Carson Mell’s supernatural comedy debut is now complete. Starring Steve Zissis, Mark Proksch, Jennifer Irwin, Dax Flame, Dan Bakkedahl and Steve Little...

  • Before I Disappear | Review

    The Sting Called Love: Christensen’s Debut Rife with Melodramatic Cliché Shawn Christensen, who won an Academy Award for his 2013 short film, Curfew, expands his...

  • Interview: Gregg Araki – White Bird in a Blizzard

    We sat down with director Gregg Araki at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival after the premiere of his new film, White Bird in a Blizzard (Magnolia...

  • 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...