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King Cobra

With a star-studded cast including Christian Slater, Alicia Silverstone, Molly Ringwald, and James Franco, KING COBRA has the potential to be an engaging ripped-from-the-headlines drama about fresh-eyed gay porn star-in-the-making Sean Paul Lockhart a.k.a. Brent Corrigan (Garrett Clayton), and his relationship with his producer Stephen (the King Cobra, played by Christian Slater).  Suggestive, but not […]
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8.8
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7.4

Unkindness of Ravens

The UNKINDNESS OF RAVENS is about  Andrew (Jamie Scott Gordon),  a homeless veteran whose time in Afghanistan has left him with PTSD as well as a phobia of crows and ravens. His therapist, Angela (Amanda Gilliand), arranges for him to have the use of a remote cabin in the Scottish Highlands for a month. She […]
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8.4

Newtown

NEWTOWN director Kim A. Snyder captures the mourning of an entire town rocked by violence in her latest documentary.  Highlighting a handful of families directly affected by the Sandy Hook shooting tragedy, NEWTOWN is a personal look into how they have each dealt with the sudden loss of their children, and how thay have come […]
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8.2
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8.8

Mother’s Day

Nico Raineau‘s new short film MOTHER’S DAY (available to watch in its entirety above), is co-written by and stars Lauren Schacher as Mara, a club-stamped, chain smoking young lady who wakes up in a stranger’s bed after a one-night stand to find that she agreed to watch the man’s six year old son Brandon for […]
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7.6
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9.0

DOOMED! The Untold Story Of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four

“None of this is malicious, this is Hollywood” is the summation of the documentary about the shelved, yet often pirated 1st attempt at a Fantastic Four movie, DOOM! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S THE FANTASTIC FOUR. For almost an hour and a half the stars, director, editor, and producers of the Roger Corman co-produced […]
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8.8

Kids In Love

Chris Foggin‘s KIDS IN LOVE feels right at home in any time period and isn’t rooted in the gen x or millennial hang ups that typical American films tend to go for.  KIDS IN LOVE explores the “what now” part of life in the UK when young adults are forced to examine themselves and ask the […]
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9.0
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7.8

The Hollow

THE HOLLOW is the new murder mystery drama written, produced, and directed by Miles Doleac.  This two hour long feature brings together some great talent, an intriguing story about small town corruption, and characters with issues. Watching THE HOLLOW is like watching a police investigation procedural happening in real-time with regards to the film’s pacing.  The […]
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7.8
When Time Becomes a Woman
7.0

Dependent’s Day

Director Michael David Lynch‘s DEPENDENT’S DAY is a romantic comedy about a man who is claimed as a dependent on the taxes of his much more monetarily successful girlfriend, and how that inequality affects their relationship.  Cam goes to great lengths to bring in his share of money in the relationship and prove himself worthy to his […]
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9.6
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8.6

Time Travel Romance

Veteran actor Ben Giroux stars as Ben in a short comedy about the struggles of dating in the modern world when you’re awkward, and the lengths one will go to get a second (or third, or fourth) chance, called TIME TRAVEL ROMANCE.  When Ben figures out the secret to time travel in his mother’s (played […]

Beyond

BEYOND is a fun short film directed by Jeremy Haccoun about a family trip gone awry when a rockslide traps a family of three inside their car out in the desert.  It’s a simple enough set up for this roughly 10 minute ride.  Haccoun does a great job of taking a simple concept and executing it […]
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8.2
Body of Work
7.2

Film Hawk

It is almost impossible for me to separate my admiration for FILM HAWK’s subject, Robert (Bob) Hawk, from the film itself.  Watching this documentary feels more like watching your grandfather’s home movies rather than watching a doc about one of the most influential independent film personalities in the last half century.  From his early childhood […]

Sunny In The Dark

SUNNY IN THE DARK is a study in methodical, deliberate filmmaking.  Each shot seems carefully planned and executed and each bit of pacing of the movie examined and allowed to play out, seeming almost like you’re watching a documentary rather than a film.  At times it can almost be a detriment to the film and […]
Dark Scribbles
7.6
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8.8