Author Archive: Sawyer Lahr

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Camille 2000

Camille 2000

| June 28, 2011

Camp is sometimes synonymous with cult, but camp is also part of what makes cult material. Even If all the right people conspire to make a film with the best of intentions, the end result somehow comes out all wrong but is ironically very enjoyable to watch. This is why we call it camp. An […]

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Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

| June 6, 2011

Long gone are the days when my childhood room was overflowing with LEGOS and Star Wars figurines. But messy bedrooms live on in youth movies like Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer directed by fun-loving director John Schultz, featuring a commendable cast of actors like Heather Graham from American Beauty (1999) a film still […]

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Cannes Man

Cannes Man

| April 12, 2011

Cannes Man by director Richard Martini is re-released on DVD and Blu-Ray by Cinema Libre Studios for all the wannabe filmmakers. Boasting a cast of film festival goers who flock to the beaches and grand hotels along La Croisette in Cannes, France. It’s a marketplace for hucksters where a good tag line and famous friends […]

The Switch

The Switch

| March 18, 2011

The Switch couldn’t be any more simple than one man’s sperm getting exchanged for another. You might say it’s about fatherhood, but then that might be taking this “offbeat” comedy too seriously, as if offbeat is now a genre filled with films intended to be funny but are just that, off beat. Two best friends […]

Boathouse Detectives

Boathouse Detectives

| March 15, 2011

Boathouse Detectives It’s all in a day’s work this bunch of detectives in training. If you thought clubhouses weren’t cool enough for today’s kids, you haven’t seen Boathouse Detectives. Forensic science turns family friendly in this third feature by Eric Hendershot (Clubhouse Detectives & Horse Crazy). Just because every 11 year-old has a cellphone doesn’t […]

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Beautiful Life

Beautiful Life

| March 1, 2011

Beautiful Life directed by Alejandro Chomski, follows a young runaway Susan (Debi Mazar, “Entourage,” Goodfellas) victimized by domestic abuse who finds friendship among a generous illegal immigrant David (Jesse Garcia, Quincenera) and the lovely Chinese pole-dancer Bai Ling from Love Ranch (2010). Adapted from the play by Wendy Hammond, Beautiful Life is dark, but hopeful. […]

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Somewhere

Somewhere

| December 30, 2010

It’s mundane life as usual even for squabbling b-movie actor Johnny Marko living a hermit’s life at the famous Chateau Marmont. A reckless party-boy and non-stop casual sex addict, Marko, played so naturally by Stephen Dorff. His slight cut gut, you could say, has its appeal but belongs more to a rugged biker or a […]

Anderson’s Cross

Anderson’s Cross

| December 13, 2010

Anderson’s Cross is like American Pie with morals. It’s a mature look at a coming of age story through the eyes of a hot to trot bisexual teen, Nick Anderson. Writer, director, and lead actor, Jerome Scott (Lethal Weapon 4, Freaks and Geeks, Charlie’s Angels, She’s All That, American Pie, Whatever it Takes) boldly risks […]

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

The Hound of the Baskervilles

| December 10, 2010

Produced for Television in 1984 and re-released by BFS Entertainment, the famous Sherlock Holmes story of the Hound of the Baskervilles. Ian Richardson as Holmes is a much a softer, sensative and well-humored person than the dark and distant quality he has in other film adaptations. He isn’t as restless or impatient for clues to […]

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PBS Presents Sherlock: Season 1

PBS Presents Sherlock: Season 1

| December 9, 2010

It was clever of the creators of this BBC Masterpiece Mystery mini-series Sherlock to set the Holmes stories in present day London. Dr. John Watson’s service in Afghanistan has erie significance in the War on Terrorism. Benedict Cumberbatch (Atonement, The Last Enemy) is aptly cast as a young and handsome Holmes for all the gay […]

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