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

  • The Girl is in Trouble | Review

    Trouble in Mind: Onah’s Homage to Neo Noir an Indie Echo of Device In development for the past five years since it was initially announced,...

  • Ned Rifle | 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...

  • Marfa Girl | Review

    Days Go By: Clark Returns to Apathetic Adolescence for Latest After having won the top prize at the 2012 Rome Film Festival, controversial filmmaker Larry...

  • Man From Reno | Review

    Reno 911: Boyle’s Indie Neo-Noir an Enjoyable Pulpy Exercise For his fifth feature, indie filmmaker Dave Boyle pays homage to film noir tropes with his...

  • Serena | Review

    Place Beyond the Pines: Bier’s Ungainly Period Piece Revels in Unintentional Gaffs Danish director Susanna Bier’s second English language film, Serena, has gained a bit...

  • While We’re Young | 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...

  • She’s Lost Control | Review

    Body Talk: Marquardt’s Debut Treads Lightly Through Provocative Territory Sexuality, prostitution, and that obscure object of desire are all tricky matters to convey cinematically. In...

  • Lamb | 2015 SXSW Film Festival Review

    Strangers With Cabins : Partridge’s Uncomfortable Sophomore Film Returning behind the camera for the first time since his 2000 debut indie film Interstate 84, actor...

  • Ava’s Possessions | 2015 SXSW Film Festival Review

    Low Spirits: Galland’s Energetic Supernatural Comedy Doesn’t Retain Dominion The increasingly tenuous distinction between what constitutes either horror or comedy is further exemplified in Ava’s...

  • Danny Collins | Review

    Dan in Real Life: Fogelman’s Sugary Directorial Debut Hobbles its Own Charms Screenwriter and producer Dan Fogelman makes a high profile directorial debut with Danny...

  • The Frontier | 2015 SXSW Film Festival Review

    Too Late For Tears: Shai Plumbs the Depths of B-Noir Devices for Punchy Debut A brunette with bloody fingers shakily inhales the fumes of a...

  • Home Sweet Hell | Review

    Hell is Where the Home Is : Burns’ Dismally Heavy-handed Dark Comedy Playing like the crass, harebrained sister of Gone Girl’s infidelity issued ‘hell hath...

  • The Cobbler | Review

    Shoe Be Doo: McCarthy’s Magical Realism Has No Sole Actor Thomas McCarthy has developed a solid reputation as an indie film director thanks to his...

  • Cymbeline | Review

    Riot This Way: Almeryeda Back to Contemporizing Shakespeare While many were quick to critique director Michael Almereyda’s Y2K update of Shakespeare’s most notable play, Hamlet,...

  • Faults | Review

    Split Image: Stearns’ Debut a Dark Hearted Cult Comedy The insidious recruitment techniques of religious cults used to be a veritable genre staple, beginning, perhaps,...

  • X/Y | 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...

  • Young Bodies Heal Quickly | Review

    Youth in Revolt: Betzer’s Inexplicable Road Movie an Assortment of Prominent Instances Director Andrew T. Betzer manages to concoct an impressively pronounced feature debut with...

  • Wild Canaries | Review

    Good Neighbors: Levine’s Indie Murder Mystery a Passing Homage to Classic Comedy Actor/writer/director Lawrence Michael Levine reunites with director/actress wife Sophia Takal for his third...

  • Bluebird | Review

    Lives of Quiet Desperation: Edmond’s Masterful, Eloquent Debut “I stand in awe of my body. This matter to which I am bound,” is the poetic...

  • Everly | Review

    Everly, Baby: Lynch’s Grindhouse Glory Shoots Blanks If Pam Grier had starred in a 1970’s version of Oldboy directed by Jack Hill, it probably would’ve...

  • Mistress America | 2015 Sundance Film Festival Review

    Sister, My Sister: Baumbach’s Energetic Return to Facades of NYC The latest in Noah Baumbach’s prolific slew of projects, Mistress America is the follow-up collaboration...

  • All the Wilderness | Review

    Wild at Heart: Johnson’s Solipsistic, Sincere Coming-of-Age Drama Initially titled The Wilderness of James when it premiered at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, Michael Johnson’s...

  • Ten Thousand Saints | 2015 Sundance Film Festival Review

    East Village Ennui: Coming of Age Story Displaced, Too Hip For Own Good A coming of age narrative comprised of the familiar: teen angst, frustration,...

  • Amira & Sam | Review

    The Misfits: Mullin’s Modest, Yet Conventionally Charming Debut Director Sean Mullin makes his directorial debut with Amira & Sam, a modest, carefully performed New York...

  • Da Sweet Blood of Jesus | Review

    S’Blood: Lee’s Facsimile of Bill Gunn an Odd Satisfaction Surprisingly, after the failure of his 2013 remake of Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy, provocateur Spike Lee’s latest,...