Review: Meek’s Cutoff

Directed by Kelly Reichardt and written by Jonathan Raymond, four-time collaborators, having also worked together on Wendy and Lucy, Night Moves and Reichardt’s latest critical success, First Cow. During the 1840s, six settlers are caught in a dangerous situation, running out of food and water, meanwhile, their guide, Stephen Meek (Bruce Greenwood), refuses to acknowledge that they may be lost. When a Native American (Rod Rondeaux) is captured, Emily Tetherow (Michelle Williams), one of the settlers, shields him from Meek’s wrath, and he offers to lead the group to water in return. Also starring: Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Neal Huff and Tommy Nelson.

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Review: Thunder Road

Written, directed and lead by Jim Cummings, as a police officer who faces a personal meltdown following a divorce and the death of his mother. Also starring: Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer, Chelsea Edmundson, Macon Blair, Ammie Masterson and Bill Wise.

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Review: Here On Out

Written, directed and edited by Matias Breuer and Liam Hall, a group of childhood friends celebrate their college graduation by going to a cabin in the woods. As hope for the future gives way to fear of the unknown, they start to suspect that something sinister may be stalking them. Starring: Nicole Brydon Bloom, Austin Larkin, Claire Lord, Fergie L. Philippe, Tess Tregellas and W. Scott Parker III. Continue reading “Review: Here On Out”

Review: Palindrome

Written and directed by Marcus Flemmings (Six Rounds), Fred is struggling to find his freedom in a modern Britain and Anna, an underappreciated but talented artist can’t seem to balance love with her work, she’s headed down a dangerous road, but can Fred help her? Starring: Jumaane Brown, Sarah Swain, Tábata Cerezo, Hester Ruoff, Shauna Rigard, Daniel Jordan, Thomasin Lockwood and Stella Taylor. Continue reading “Review: Palindrome”

The Fable of Isabella

Written and directed by Sarah MacGregor, reclusive gothic writer Guy Renfield struggles to finish his first film script exploring the story of a notorious child witch. To throw salt in the wound the film production company send a dynamic young paranormal researcher Svajone to track Guy down and push him to the deadline. Starring: Jonathan Hansler, Kris Darrell, Felicia Bowen, Abel Tyler, Clara Castle and Gary McDonald. Continue reading “The Fable of Isabella”

Review: The Dirty Kind

Written and directed by Vilan Trub and executive produced by Reservoir Dog’s Michael Madsen, a look at how it all goes wrong for a politician, two gangsters, a hooker and the private investigator who gets mixed up in it all. Starring: Duke Williams, John Mertens, Ed Glynn, Miranda Plant, Paul C. Kelly, Anthony Coppola, Dean Ciallella and Victoria Friere. Continue reading “Review: The Dirty Kind”

Review: Faults

If you’re not familiar with the name Riley Stearns but are a fan of American indie cinema, then it’s a name you should really get to know, Faults was Stearns’ first feature, his second being the recent Jesse Eisenberg starrer The Art of Self-Defense. This film follows a cult deprogrammer (Leland Orser) who must help a couple whose daughter (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has recently joined a cult. Also starring: Chris Ellis, Jon Gries, Lance Reddick and Beth Grant. Continue reading “Review: Faults”