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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Jake Squared | Review

    Multiplicity: Goldberg’s Latest a Mediocre Mash-up of the Masculinity Affliction A handful of exquisite references are bound to crop up in a discussion of Howard...

  • Listen Up Philip | 2014 Sundance NEXT Review

    Philip A. Dick: Perry’s Literary Minds Stuck In a Lonely Place Following up his dark hearted homage to road trip cinema with 2011’s The Color...

  • 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...

  • After | Review

    The War at Home: Gaspersz’s Film is Garbage Bin Exploitation To truly address the putrid redolence of something like the film After, of such deficient...

  • Child of God | Review

    Requiem for a Cave Man: Franco’s McCarthy Adaptation Displays Growth On a similar directorial trajectory as, let’s say, Joe Swanberg, where quality vs. quantity tends...

  • The Midnight Swim | 2014 Fantasia Film Festival Review

    Out in the Moonlight, Just Like We Used to Do: Smith’s Throbbing, Eerie Debut The unnerving quality of Sarah Adina Smith’s directorial debut, The Midnight...

  • The Harvest | 2014 Fantasia Film Festival Review

    Harvest Home: McNaughton’s Return Yields Blighted Crop Fans of director John McNaughton, known for his gruesome cult classic Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990),...

  • 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...

  • Beneath | Review

    We Now Begin Our Descent: Ketai’s Debut a Minor Effort Arriving decently dressed but in poor taste is writer/producer Ben Ketai’s directorial debut, Beneath, sharing...

  • Space Station 76 | 2014 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival 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...

  • Magic in the Moonlight | Review

    Hocus Pocus: Allen’s Latest a Re-hash of All-Too-Familiar Themes Returning once more to the world of psychics and magicians to inform his breezy comedic styling,...

  • Wish I Was Here | Review

    Anywhere But Here: Braff’s Kickstarter Baby a Painstaking Smog of Forced Emotion It’s hard to believe a decade has passed since actor Zach Braff’s directorial...

  • X/Y | 2014 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Review

    Axes of Fulfillment: Williams Explores the Lives of Malcontented Young Adults There’s a certain way to make multiple, intersecting storylines breathe life into a narrative...

  • Life Partners | 2014 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival 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...

  • Lyle | 2014 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Review

    Devil’s Due: Satan is an Equal Opportunity Baby Snatcher in Thorndike’s Debut Credited as a ‘sinister ode to Rosemary’s Baby’ (though, there probably is no...

  • Boyhood | Review

    About a Boy: Linklater’s Unique Experiment a Mostly Enjoyable Endeavor An experience that is as enhanced by the aura of its experimental nature as it...