Posts Tagged ‘Indie film’
 
 
 
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Backcountry” Is A Terrifying Man Vs. Nature Thriller

I once wrote a college paper, for my analysis of film class, on how “Jaws” was the scariest movie of all time. Not because of the usual horror elements like horrific gore, or a masked killer stalking a bunch of terr...
 
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Review: “American Fable”

  The farming crisis of the 80s was devastating for many Midwestern families. losing their livelihoods, and in some cases committing suicide, farmers across America were suffering and their families were as well. In writer...
 
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Review: “Trash Fire” Will Make You Uneasy, But Maybe You Like That?

  Ricky Bates Jr. is certainly carving out his own little space, in the indie horror world. Using a concoction of dark, satirical humor and bloody violence, the writer/director consistently makes films that are not only ch...
 
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Review: “The Love Witch” Is A Perfect Blend Of Style And Substance

  Writer/director/everything-in-between Anna Biller accomplishes more than a few impressive things, in her new film “The Love Witch”. Mixing her own witch’s brew of glorious Technicolor, wardrobe, and sco...
 
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Netflix Recommendation: “Teenage Cocktail” Is Both a Sweet Love Story, and a Warning For the Internet Generation

  What starts out as a sweet, high school love story ends up taking some dark, violent turns in director John Carchietta‘s “Teenage Cocktail”. Masterfully avoiding stereotypes and blending genres, Carchie...
 
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Review: “The Eyes of My Mother”

If there is one type of film that is guaranteed to peak my interest, it is a polarizing, independent horror. That is especially true when opinions on the movie differ, in large part, because of how dark or unsettling the themes...
 
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Review: “Emotional Motor Unit”

I am always impresses at the ability, of well-made short films, to say something powerful in a small time frame. Director Adam Nelson (“Little Pieces”), with help from writer Xènia Puiggrós, accomplishes just that, ...
 
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Review: “Somnus” Falls Short of Being an Epic, Sci-fi Thriller

  “In the far reaches of our galaxy, a cargo vessel crash lands on an asteroid colonized by forgotten inhabitants with a dark past”. This was the intriguing description of “Somnus” at Amazon Video, ...
 
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Review: “The Monster” Features Two Wonderful Performances, But Feels a Little Too Familiar

  Horror audiences will quickly recognize the metaphorical horror, in Bryan Bertino’s new creature feature “The Monster”. The manifestation of emotional pain into something deadly and horrific has been do...
 
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Review: “Wolf Mother”

  Erik Peter Carlson has been firmly planted, in the middle of my “Directors to pay close attention to” list, since the release of his gut-wrenching, 2014 drama “The Toy Soldiers”. It was one of my ...
 
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