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Hospitalite

Hospitalite

| October 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Koji Fukada’s Hospitalité is a lovely indie comedy that manages to explore Japanese family dynamics, xenophobia and gender roles within a whimsical 96 minutes. The Kobayashi family runs a small printing business, with Mikio (Kenji Yamauchi) running the business and his wife, Natsuki (Kiki Sugino) who helps with the accounting. Along with Mikio’s daughter from […]

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Small, Beautifully Moving Parts

Small, Beautifully Moving Parts

| September 18, 2012 | 1 Comments

Small, Beautifully Moving Parts is a funny—yet serious—story about a young woman who would rather play with her i-Pad than plan on the upcoming delivery of her new baby. But once it all sets in that she is, indeed, expecting, she feels a need to re-connect with her parents—a mother whom she hasn’t seen or […]

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The Color Out of Space

The Color Out of Space

| August 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

H.P. Lovecraft’s works have been notoriously difficult to bring to the screen successfully, largely because Lovecraft often wrote of things “beyond description” or that human language lacked the ability to convey. Unsurprisingly, though, many independent filmmakers have taken interesting routes to get to where bigger productions couldn’t quite reach: the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society’s silent-film […]

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Father’s Day (4-Disc Limited Edition)

Father’s Day (4-Disc Limited Edition)

| August 7, 2012 | 4 Comments

When I originally reviewed Father’s Day back in February (here), I knew the film was something great. Sure enough, six months later Father’s Day has proven to be my favorite film of 2012, and like all of the film’s rabid fans, I’ve been looking forward to its official release on Blu-ray for quite some time. […]

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4:44 Last Day on Earth

4:44 Last Day on Earth

| August 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

Having helmed several bleak, violent adventures in misanthropy, including The Driller Killer (1979) and Bad Lieutenant (1993), writer-director Abel Ferrara seems like a shoo-in to deliver a memorable apocalyptic thriller. And while his most recent film, 4:44 Last Day on Earth, is certainly a memorable end of days story, it keeps far away from thriller […]

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FLOST, aka FUCKLOAD OF SCOTCH TAPE

FLOST, aka FUCKLOAD OF SCOTCH TAPE

| July 28, 2012 | 1 Comments

Independent filmmaker Julian Grant’s latest ultra-ultra low budget feature film is called FLOST, which translates to FuckLoad Of Scotch Tape. It is a story of a young man’s descent into his own personal hell, and the mistakes he made to get there. Julian calls the film a “musical Neo-Noir drama where a patsy is set up […]

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Blood Rites

Blood Rites

| June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Lincoln, Nebraska may not be on the map for most horror fans, but Dorothy Booraem is out to change that. Her debut feature, Wake the Witch, was an interesting indie horror film memorable for a number of reasons, most prominent of which was its overabundance of ideas and the fact that it was shot in […]

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House of Ghosts

House of Ghosts

| June 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Minnesota-based filmmaker Christopher Mihm is back with his latest homage to classic horror/sci-fi cinema, his seventh feature and first straight-up horror film. House of Ghosts is a tribute to the master of the “gimmick” horror film, William Castle. Mihm has patterned House of Ghosts on such Castle classics as 13 Ghosts and House on Haunted […]

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For The Love Of Money

For The Love Of Money

| June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

Indie feature For The Love Of Money is an ambitious attempt to bring a personal story to the screen. It is extremely well shot, well directed, well acted, and if those were the only aspects of a film that mattered, this would be an amazing film. The real hurdle here is the story itself. And […]

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Take This Waltz

Take This Waltz

| June 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

When Margot, (Michelle Williams) 28, meets Daniel, (Luke Kirby) their chemistry is intense and immediate. But Margot suppresses her sudden attraction; she is happily married to Lou , (Seth Rogen) a cookbook writer. When Margot learns that Daniel lives across the street from them, the certainty about her domestic life shatters. She and Daniel steal […]

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