Posts Tagged ‘Indie film’
 
 
 
 
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“Thou Wast Mild and Lovely” Is A Subversive Masterpiece

  Recently, I purchased a Shudder subscription, on my Amazon Video. When I began to explore the titles they had available, I noticed they had a lot of horror/thriller films I had missed over the recent years. There were at...
 
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“Oxenfree” Is A Nice Balance Of Drama, Fantasy, And Brotherly Love

Movies about brotherhood (or sisterhood for that matter) are tricky to pull off. The mood and emotional pull of the story depend so much on the actors involved having not just on-screen chemistry, but the ability to make it see...
 
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“The Alchemist Cookbook” Is Funny, Unsettling, And Strangely Brilliant

Deep in the woods, Sean (Ty Hickson) lives an isolated existence in a ramshackle trailer. Recusing himself from society, Sean lives on a diet of Doritos and Gatorade and spends his days, with his cat Casper, conducting strange,...
 
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“The Tribe” Takes A Bleak Look At A Horrifyingly Possible, Post-Apocalyptic Future

Never let anyone in. That is the single rule Jenny (Jessica Rothe) and her sisters, Sarah (Anne Winters) and Danika (Chloe Beth Jones), were given by their father before he took his own life. It is following that rule that has ...
 
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“Another Evil” Is The Horror Comedy You Didn’t Know You Needed

Writer and first time, feature director Carson D. Mell (who has written for such shows as “Eastbound and Down” and “Silicon Valley”) brings a very unique and entertaining style, to his debut film “...
 
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“Space Babes From Outer Space” Is Something New (But Equally Awesome) From Brian K. Williams And Scott Schirmer

Holy Asteroids! Space Women!!! Bandit pictures takes a break from it’s focus on original, unflinchingly raw horror, to bring something a little lighter (and bustier) to their fans. Brian Williams and Scott Schirmer are th...
 
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“Buster’s Mal Heart” Is A Beautiful, Trippy Sophomore Effort From Sarah Adina Smith

  In 2014, Sarah Adina Smith made a splash in the indie world with her directorial debut “The Midnight Swim”. It took just that one film for Smith to showcase her talent, in both writing and directing, and anno...
 
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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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