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

  • Song to Song | Review

    Music Makes the People: Malick Slathers Austin, Texas with Signature Emotional Ennui Fragments of lovers drowning beneath the weight of their own expectations and stagnant...

  • Donald Cried | Review

    Escapes of Time and Memory: Avedisian’s Debut and the Cinema of Discomfort Director Kris Avedisian wants to make you feel repulsed and uncomfortable in his...

  • Wolves | Review

    Wolf Like Me: Freundlich Returns to Familial Angst with Latest Drama Director  unveils his first theatrical release in seven years with Wolves (which premiered at...

  • Lovesong | Review

    Her Best Friend’s Wedding: Kim’s Poetic Exploration of Muted Desire Indie auteur So Yong Kim continues in English with her fourth narrative feature, Lovesong, a...

  • The Dinner | 2017 Berlin International Film Festival Review

    Principles of Privilege: Moverman Dresses Morality Drama in American Clothes Susan Sontag once famously wrote, “The white race is the cancer of human history,” an...

  • Dark Night | Review

    Night of Your Life: Sutton Explores Tragedy as Intersecting Connective Tissue The sentiment behind Paul Haggis’ 2005 Best Picture Winner Crash, in which various disparate...

  • Detour | Review

    Byway Bric-a-Brac: Smith Disappoints with Undistinguished Neo-noir If the title sounds familiar, it’s because British director Christopher Smith is borrowing from the moniker from Edgar...

  • Newness | 2017 Sundance Film Festival Review

    Never Gonna Fall for Modern Love: Doremus Deftly Navigates the Hurtles of Millennial Romance Acute technological advancement has proffered up new, albeit problematic conceptions as...

  • Where is Kyra? | 2017 Sundance Film Festival Review

    Identification of a Woman: Dosunmu’s Exacting Arthouse Drama of Suffocation and Alienation Nigerian born director Andrew Dosunmu branches out with an unexpectedly somber portrait of...

  • Wind River | 2017 Sundance Film Festival Review

    A Shiver Runs Through It: Sheridan Helms Satisfying Final Segment of Crime Trilogy Screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Sicario, Hell or High Water) makes his directorial debut...

  • A Ghost Story | 2017 Sundance Film Festival Review

    Voyage of Time: Lowery’s Distinctive, Elegiac Treatise on Grief, Time, and Elusive Solace Although it isn’t an actual adaptation of her short story, David Lowery’s...

  • Dayveon | 2017 Sundance Film Festival Review

    Thin Red Line: Abbasi Looks at Frame within the Portrait While flesh lesions of the bullet wound type leave visible scares behind, within a certain...

  • The Birth of a Nation | Blu-ray Review

    Around this time a year ago, Nate Parker’s Sundance Award Winning directorial debut The Birth of a Nation was a surefire bet to be a...

  • Frank & Lola | Review

    A Lover I Don’t Have to Love: Ross’ Debut Explores Troubled Romance Notions of monogamy and ownership hover on the troubling periphery of Matthew Ross’...

  • Jackie | Review

    The Safety of Objects: Larrain Revisits Traumatic Chapter of Iconic First Lady There have been very few First Ladies either before or after Jacqueline Kennedy...

  • Always Shine | Review

    All About Actresses: Takal’s Flavorful Psychodrama Treads Familiar Territory As she conveyed in her 2011 debut feature Green, Sophia Takal has a particular interest in...

  • Man Down | Review

    Little Drummer Boy: Montiel’s Misguided and Manipulative PTSD Allegory Since his autobiographical 2006 debut A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, director Dito Montiel has been...

  • The Eyes of My Mother | Review

    And Soon the Darkness: Pesce’s Debut a Superbly Stylized Nightmare If Portugal were the portal to some Lynchian netherworld of dreams deferred, it would look...

  • Manchester by the Sea | Review

    The Fire Last Time: Lonergan’s Austere Portrait of Razed Emotions in Chilly New England Kenneth Lonergan musters yet another masterful portrait of pervasive trauma with...

  • Hunter Gatherer | Review

    Happy-Go-Lucky: Locy’s Odd, High-Spirited Portrait of a Scam Artist A mere glance at the extensive list of executive producers (which includes David Gordon Green, Jody...

  • The Hills Have Eyes | Blu-ray Review

    Wes Craven left an indelible mark on American genre cinema thanks to innovations which inspired two iconic horror franchises, including the origination of Freddy Krueger...

  • Private Property | Blu-ray Review

    Cinelicious continues its tradition of resurrecting lost and obscure cinematic gems with its new 4K digital restoration of the 1960 title Private Property. Receiving a...

  • The Love Witch | Review

    Busty Black Magic: Biller’s Feminist Sexploitation Cinema Serving as a satire on pulp serials and brimming with all of the elements that would make Russ...

  • Dog Eat Dog | Review

    Hot in Cleveland: Schrader Returns with Gritty, Entertaining Crime Drama The dog days aren’t over, or so it would seem in director Paul Schrader’s glorious...

  • Trash Fire | Review

    Trash Humping: Bates Deliver Unkempt Dysfunctional Family Thriller Director Richard Bates Jr. cuts a bit too deeply with third feature Trash Fire, a film which...