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

  • 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...

  • A Long Way Down | Review

    Lost in Translation: Chaumeil’s English Language Debut a Wretched Operation While his 2010 feature debut, Heartbreaker, which starred Vanessa Paradis and Romain Duris, managed to...

  • Rage | Review

    Cage Against the Machine: Cabezas’ English Debut Labors Through Borrowed Themes Playing like the cheap echo of David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence, director Paco...

  • Begin Again | review

    How To Save a Life: Carney’s Anticipated American Film a Pleasantly Loveable Though trudging through a somewhat ungainly and slightly anachronistic set-up, John Carney’s latest,...

  • The Well | 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Review

    Hell’s Wells: Hammock’s Debut an Elementary Genre Piece Environmentally defined dystopias can either be beneficent, as regards a film’s budget, or an incredible boon, generally...

  • The Moment | Review

    War Story: Weinstock’s Sophomore Feature Rides on Leigh’s Laurels Unveiling her first film since her 2003 debut, Easy, director Jane Weinstock’s latest, The Moment, is an intriguing...

  • Nightingale | 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Review

    On Yon Bloomy Spray: Oyelowo Dominates Lester’s One Set Drama Director Elliott Lester, best known for his 2011 Jason Statham offering, Blitz, adapts firstime screenwriter...

  • Uncertain Terms | 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival Review

    Rebounds and Role-play: Silver’s Latest Returns to Uncomfortable Interactions With his fourth feature film, Uncertain Terms, indie film director Nathan Silver advances the knack he...

  • Hellion | Review

    Boys of Summer: Candler’s Latest Effort a Meandering Glance at Troubled Youth If there’s anything as frequently explored as the ‘coming of age’ archetype in...

  • Coherence | Review

    Time Crimes: Byrkit’s Exercise Somewhat Overbaked by Inchoate Ideas Fans of Shane Carruth’s blend of intelligent and hyper complicated low-fi sci-fi should certainly be interested...

  • Willow Creek | Review

    The Fault in Their Yeti: Goldthwait’s Found Footage Cheapie a Generic Endeavor Following his bitterly angry vituperation of American culture in 2013’s God Bless America,...

  • Lullaby | Review

    And Goodnight: Levitas’ Debut Works Too Hard for Genuine Catharsis Headlined by one of those casts that seems too good to be true, actor Andrew...

  • All Cheerleaders Die | Review

    Sapphic Sillies: Sivertson & McKee’s Latest Lacks Spirit Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson, old college friends and now notably notorious film directors (though for different...

  • Test | Review

    Some Gentle People There: Johnson’s Sophomore Effort Recalls Place of Fear Here’s an arresting point of intrigue into the miasma of historical reexaminations of the...

  • Words and Pictures | Review

    Word Play: Schepisi’s Formulaic Romance Elevated by Lead Performances Australian director Fred Schepisi gets a lot of mileage out of his headlining duo at the...

  • The Angriest Man in Brooklyn | Review

    Prognosis Negative: Robinson’s Return a Detached, Tepid Exercise His first outing since the ill-fated 2002 film The Sum of All Fears, director Phil Alden Robinson’s...

  • A Night in Old Mexico | Review

    Siesta Fest: Aragon’s English Language Debut Incredibly Forced The one discernible reason to watch Cuban director Emilio Aragon’s English language debut, A Night in Old...

  • Palo Alto | Review

    My So Called Strife: A Coppola Debuts With a Flurry of Restless Teens Hollywood nepotism and the tableau of the teenage wasteland make for oddly...

  • God’s Pocket | Review

    Pocket Full of Sunshine: Slattery’s Debut Weak in the Knees The devil’s not in all the details he should be of God’s Pocket, the directorial...