All posts tagged "U.S. Indie Film Review"

  • Ned Rifle | 2014 TIFF Review

    Nobody’s Fool: Hartley Concludes His Grim Trilogy While it may be wholly unnecessary to see the two preceding films in the loosely knit Grim trilogy...

  • 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...

  • Still Alice | 2014 TIFF Review

    Red Queen’s Lost Her Head: Westmoreland & Glatzer’s Poetic Elegy of Familial Tragedy It’s been a busy year for Julianne Moore, in between tent pole...

  • Space Station 76 | Review

    Earth Below Us: Plotnick’s Debut a Sweet Space Soap Opera Those familiar with the comedic genius of Jack Plotnick should be thrilled to see his...

  • The Guest | Review

    Lone Survivor: Wingard’s Latest a Near Perfect Mix of Subtext, Comedy and Satisfying Thrills After contributing to several anthology films, including the V/H/S films and...

  • Tusk | 2014 TIFF Review

    Another Tuskegee Experiment: Smith’s Latest Creation Odd But Not Audacious Sure to garner all the WTF exclamatory delights that it’s had its grotesque little heart...

  • Manglehorn | 2014 TIFF Review

    Locks of Love: Pacino Engrosses in Slight Narrative from Green David Gordon Green continues his examination of masculine relationships in Manglehorn, an adaptation from first...

  • Kelly & Cal | Review

    Shared Tendencies: McGowan’s Debut an Understated Navigation of Character While she’s not treading uncharted territories with her directorial debut, Kelly & Cal, Jen McGowan manages...

  • While We’re Young | 2014 TIFF Review

    Confessions of an Aging Artist: Baumbach Humorously Reflects on Filmmaking Ethics and Middle Age In some ways the complimentary antithesis to his last work of...

  • 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...

  • Nightcrawler | 2014 TIFF Review

    While the City Sleeps: Gyllenhaal Gets His Money Shot in Gilroy’s Debut You’ll be hard pressed to find a more enjoyably witty criticism of modern...

  • 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...

  • Men, Women & Children | 2014 TIFF 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...

  • 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...

  • The Scribbler | Review

    I’m Scribbling as Fast as I Can: Suits Unsuited for Comic Book Adaptation Within minutes of its meager running time, which opens with a disorienting...

  • Innocence | Review

    The Vice of Virtue: Brougher’s Latest Achieves Varied Results Those familiar with Hilary Brougher’s offbeat sensibilities, as showcased in her delightful 1997 debut The Sticky...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Love Is Strange | 2014 Review

    Married Life: Sachs’ Latest a Subtle Portrayal of Love, Marriage, and Familial Bonds Following on the heels of his 2012 film, Keep the Lights On,...

  • 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...