Archive for November, 2005

Jarhead

Jarhead

| November 5, 2005

They say we love to see movies about the things we love and the things that scare us. War has always scared me so I seem to gravitate to war movies. I have lots of favorites (Band of Brothers, Full Metal Jacket, Saving Private Ryan, The Big Red One, Patton, Glory, Midway, and A Bridge […]

The 2005 CrashFest Halloween Crash Bash – 2005

The 2005 CrashFest Halloween Crash Bash – 2005

| November 5, 2005

These words, spoken by Crashfest founder (and Film Monthly contributor) Gary Schultz, pretty accurately summed up the mood and spirit of the 6th annual Halloween Crash Bash. A costume party and short film festival rolled into one, the event has always been a laid-back but lively affair, and this year was no exception. Several hundred […]

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Saw II

Saw II

| November 2, 2005

The first Saw film was one of the largest grossing independent horror films ever, costing only 1 million dollars to make and “saw” a 50 million dollar profit at the US box office alone. It would seem the sequel genius titled Saw 2 will be following the same path, made for a mere 4 million […]

Twitch

Twitch

| November 1, 2005

Young filmmaker Leah Meyerhoff writes and directs this short film that so far has won almost universal accolades on the festival set. Less a story than a meditation on the spiraling obsessions of a screwed teenager, Twitch follows a high school girl and her relationship with her estranged wheel-chair bound mother. The film unfolds without […]

Three… Extremes

Three… Extremes

| November 1, 2005

Forget Saw 2 and the rest of the tame, derivative “scary movies” being forced down America’s throat this Halloween. For real terror, the kind that lingers long after October has come and gone, put your money on Three… Extremes, the most chilling and imaginative horror movie of the year. The film is a collection of […]

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