Video and DVD

Heart of America

Heart of America

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’m not sure why every director feels the need to do a conventional teenage drama at some point in their career, but this is Uwe Boll’s (In The Name of The King) attempt.  Honestly, it’s better than a lot of similar movies I’ve seen, but I remain incapable of relating to these characters because I […]

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Drawn in Blood

Drawn in Blood

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

After the suspected suicide of her brother, Marion (Anna Fin) must travel to his apartment in Germany to get his body and put his affairs in order.  She soon finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery as she comes to believe that her brother did not kill himself.  What follows is a pretty […]

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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

I describe myself as having grown up in the shadow of Orson Welles. As a young, aspiring filmmaker, I idolized the man. There Welles was, at the age of 24, signing on with RKO Pictures and within two years releasing a film that would not only be his first, but also one that some consider […]

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Before I Disappear

Before I Disappear

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Before I Disappear is an award-winning movie that shakes up the apple cart for a man who is troubled by his own life and just wants to end it. He and his straight-laced niece embark on a thrilling odyssey through New York City in this heartrending drama based on an Oscar® -winning short. As his […]

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Cut Bank

Cut Bank

| May 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

I didn’t have super high hopes for this one, but my expectations were given a bit of a bump when the artwork for Cut Bank compares the film to two different Coen Brothers films (Blood Simple, Fargo).  That’s an impressively high bar to set for your film and it worked in getting my expectations off […]

An Irish Exorcism

An Irish Exorcism

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ireland has not traditionally been a hotbed of horror cinema, but some recent productions have made an impression on international genre fans. It was probably just a matter of time before an Irish filmmaker tackled the “found footage” style of film that has been a staple of independent genre cinema of the last decade. Eric […]

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The Frontier

The Frontier

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sean (Max Gail; Mad Men) is a former professor living by himself since his wife died and his son, Tennessee (Coleman Kelly) left home.  Struggling with writing a book, he hires a beautiful young woman named Nina (Anastassia Sendyk) to help him out.  Given than she’s just left her boyfriend and has nowhere else to […]

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Flawless

Flawless

| May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Joel Schumacher’s 1999 film, Flawless, would have fit right in during the era of Boys in the Band (1970) and La Cage aux Folles (1978). Its highly problematic dual approach to sexuality and gender identity might have at least given visibility to those who desperately needed it in the 1970s. But by the turn of […]

It! The Terror from Beyond Space

It! The Terror from Beyond Space

| May 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s been more than three decades since audiences were first warned that no one could hear them scream in space, and yet Ridley Scott’s Alien (1979) continues to be celebrated as a sci-fi/horror masterpiece. Edward L. Cahn’s 1958 B-picture, It! The Terror from Beyond Space, hasn’t quite fared so well though. And that’s a real […]

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Mortdecai

Mortdecai

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Unlike the majority of people I know, I’ve yet to grow tired of Johnny Depp’s bizarre acting decisions as of late. I have found him as strangely funny as ever in such divisive films as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dark Shadows, and Tusk, mainly because they’re just so odd, but also because you can […]