Category: Independent Film

Total 27 Posts

Review: Stellar supporting cast cannot save unpolished “Misfortune”.

“A lot of holes in the desert, and a lot of problems are buried in those holes.” ~ Nicky Santoro, “Casino” Cinematic history is replete with B – level budget films; films that the traditional Studio system were unwilling to

Top Ten Films of 2017, so far . . . .

It’s crazy to think that half of 2017 has gone by.  It’s crazier to think that I’ve seen approximately 210 movies since January and 190 of those films have been in a theater.  April was an exceptionally busy month with

Review: Burnett’s neo-realistic “Killer of Sheep” is timely and timeless.

In today’s flash-in-the-pan film environment where a perfectly-timed explosion, laugh, or shout punctuates a non-existent narrative, it’s very rare that I am floored by a film. Yes, I find every film to have a redeeming quality, but that doesn’t necessarily

FIRST RUN REVUE: Ponsoldt’s polarizing ‘The Circle’ serves a conflicted, timely message.

First Run Revue is an ongoing series of conversational reviews aimed at generating interactive discussions between The Movie Revue staffers along with the general public. Films discussed will be first-run, theatrical films and we’d love to hear what you have

I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore Official Review

Another Netflix Original, Macon Blair’s “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” is a wild and fun dark comedy odyssey that transcends the standards of social normalcy.  The film begins with a quirky nurse (Melanie Lynskey) as she

“(S)aint Nick”

“T’was the night before Christmas and not a creature was stirring . . . “ For many families, especially children, this is a familiar jingle around the holidays.  It ushers in a time of goodwill among men, a time for

FREEHELD

Love.  A word that transcends the physical world.  A word that connects people to each other in ways that nothing else can.  It doesn’t understand material possessions or political strife yet it is often subjected to both.  Peter Sollett pays

UNNATURAL

Global warming.  Whether it is caused by greenhouse gas emissions or is a natural phenomenon, global warming is used by the media and politicians to effect economic change.  Corporations can also use it for their own ends, to further genetic

ROOM

Isolation.  As a society, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that we are not alone.  As individuals, our instincts are to be with other people; to learn and grow from one another.  There are times where we isolate ourselves, so

STONEWALL

1969.  For many, the sexual revolution was in full swing, while the government worked to repress minorities. With the repression came misunderstanding, affecting everyday families and people.  In New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood, the gay community fought back against the