Review: Heartless

Written and directed by Kevin Sluder (@kevin_sluder if you’re Twitter inclined), one half of film-making duo with Jennifer Sluder and Sunshine Boy ProductionsBased on Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”. An overlooked associate struggles to complete a corporate presentation as a horrific secret gnaws at her conscience. Starring: Stacy Snyder, Joanna Sotomura, Matt Mercer, Blaine Vedros and Ron Morehouse

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Review: Family Game Night

A family invites a stranger over for dinner and game night, he quickly learns this is a game he has never played before. Directed and produced by Nicholas Ferwerda and written by Jon Kohan, starring: Mark BrombacherMeredith HeinrichJenny Fischer, Brad Linton, and Connor Hume. Continue reading “Review: Family Game Night”

Review: Bloody Drama

Written and directed by Colin Bressler, Bloody Drama follows the story of a pool party with five former college sorority sisters attempting one last weekend blowout. While trying hard to grab onto their fun youth filled past they are faced with what is their troubled divisive present. As they water down their issues with booze and drugs unbeknownst to them an evil lurks around them with murderous convictions. Starring: David Carbajal, Mike Ettnie, Sky Hawkes, Makayla Keck, Ivy Lamb, Billionna Olivia Reyes, Katusha Robert and Cristina Cruz Rodríguez. Continue reading “Review: Bloody Drama”

Review: A Wrinkle in Time

The latest from the director of Selma and 13th (and all around fantastic person to follow on Twitter) Ava DuVernay, in the form of a massive Disney release and a huge departure from her previous projects. After the disappearance of her scientist father (Chris Pine), three peculiar beings (Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling & Oprah Winfrey) send Meg (Storm Reid), her brother (Deric McCabe) and her friend (Levi Miller) to space in order to find him. Continue reading “Review: A Wrinkle in Time”

Review: Label

Officially titled Aufdruck but for us Brits, Label, written and directed by Jaschar Marktanner. Two young women in their twenties sit in a café and sip coffee out of way too small cups, while smoking an unhealthy amount of cigarettes and talking about everything under the sun and beyond, like aliens…Starring Mary Krasnoperova, Kira Mathis, Steffi Charlotte Flur and writer, director Marktanner himself. Continue reading “Review: Label”

Review: Aimless

Opening on an atmospheric overture, the journey of a relationship gone awry with only our emotional recognition skills to tell us the story and no words to make it too easy for us. As events, or lack thereof as is more accurately the case, unfold the silence continues…until it does not, simple as that. While it lasts you can almost respect the choice not to molly coddle modern audiences as they so often are with today’s cinema, handed everything neatly wrapped and with an overtly explained bow; however, when the dialogue returns it does not have too much to add. The choice to introduce it 15 minutes into the film feels somewhat random, lasting a few scenes but not the entirety; a choice that feels confusing more than anything else. That description is quite possibly a good summation of the film as a whole; a mismatch of styles and directorial choices that don’t always seem to make complete sense. Continue reading “Review: Aimless”

Review: I Kill Giants

In this current batch of releases, it’s not hard for a film about a young girl with a wild imagination to get lost among the weeds but stick with it and you might find something worthwhile. Written by Joe Kelly and J. M. Ken Niimura, based on their graphic novel of the same name and directed by Oscar-winner Anders Walter, who won for his 2013 short film Helium. The young girl in question being Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe) who we follow for a short while as she struggles with daily life, using a fantasy life of magic and monsters to escape. Also starring: Zoe Saldana, Imogen Poots, Sydney Wade, Jennifer Ehle and a very brief appearance of Noel Clarke.
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