The new indie domestic horror flick “Something” presents a mysteriously disturbing premise rooted in seemingly unremarkable circumstances. When asked during my recent interview how he arrived at this unusual dynamic, Writer/Director Stephen Portland candidly concedes it was a matter of creativity born of a shoestring budget. “I wasn’t going to … [Read More]
To quote Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young from their iconic hippie anthem “Woodstock”, “We are stardust.” This is one of the weird and tough to tackle tenets threaded throughout “Out of Blue”.
“Something” is a low budget, minimalist domestic mystery drama with hints of the supernatural. Or is it otherworldly? This is the question looming throughout this strange and unnerving chronicle of two regular people thrust into circumstances they appear helpless to comprehend nor conquer. A young L.A. suburbanite couple (we never … [Read More]
Review: Trailer: PUZZLE is a closely observed portrait of Agnes, who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family or the tight-knit immigrant community in which she was raised by her widowed father. That begins to change in a quietly dramatic fashion when Agnes receives a jigsaw puzzle as … [Read More]
Review: Mad Genius presents a sci-fi society in which the human mind can be broken into and programmed per the agenda of the hacker. What could go wrong? Official Trailer: Synopsis: Directed by: Royce Gorsuch Written by: Royce Gorsuch Starring: Spencer Locke, Scott Mechlowicz, Faran Tahir, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Levy Tran, Chris Mason, Tehmina Sunny, … [Read More]
The Vault Review The Vault Trailer So what if it’s a little…check that…a lot, incoherent. “The Vault” serves it’s purpose. Synopsis: Two estranged sisters are forced to rob a bank in order to save their brother. But this is no ordinary bank . Directed By: Dan Bush Written By: Dan … [Read More]
Dismissed Review: Synopsis: A discouraged high school teacher is thrilled by an honor student’s arrival until he realizes how far the vengeful scholar will go for a perfect GPA. Directed By: Benjamin Arfmann Written By: Brian McAuley Starring: Kent Osborne, Dylan Sprouse, Rae Gray This one probably shouldn’t have been … [Read More]
Though dramatic license is certainly exercised, the new film “Borg vs McEnroe” shines a harsh light into the dark corners of two men who were at once driven and demonized by a ferocious and all-consuming purpose. To be the best.
I just watched a movie that could have been really stupid. Really silly. Really mindless. And done as an offbeat dramedy is typically tossed out to us from Hollyweirdworld, it surely would have been. But the bunch behind “Brigsby Bear” clearly determined early on that this is what most would … [Read More]
The late George Harrison was labeled “The Quiet One” among the members of the greatest rock group the world will ever know. The iconic songwriting team of John Lennon and Paul McCartney blasted The Beatles into the highest stratum of eternal superstardom during the 1960’s. But the music of Harrison … [Read More]
The games are dirty and the stakes are high in the new drama “Submission“. Stanley Tucci (sporting a toupee that doesn’t look half-bad) is as solid as ever as Ted Swenson, a dispirited college English lit professor in desperate search of a follow-up to a successful debut novel. Addison Timlin … [Read More]
There’s something lurking through the pass on the other side of the mountains. Who, or what, is it? This is the mystery that you may or may not solve if you choose to venture “Beyond Here”, a most unconventional and arresting independent production from the Czech Republic. Basile and Lea … [Read More]