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My Pet Dinosaur

My Pet Dinosaur follows the story of a teenage boy who ‘creates’ a dinosaur in his very own bedroom. Jake is living his teenage years out in a very troubled town and without his father around he feels disconnected from the world. With chemical waste and cancer as a focal point of the communities woes, […]
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7.3

Cherry

Cherry is a horror/romance monologue written and performed by Jaleelah Galbraith. I absolutely adore monologues so I was really interested to see how they’d visually capture the essence of the character’s thoughts. The film began and I felt hooked immediately. The writing is of such a high standard, with a few little comedy pieces thrown in […]
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7.3
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8.4

Pappy’s World

Pappy’s World follows a sinister doll intent on stalking down a war veteran. A young girl discovers Pappy at the very top of the Christmas gift pile, but when she unwraps his box she unleashes a doll bent on destruction and pain. I still feel a little unnerved by this film. Pappy is indeed a […]
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9.0
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8.8

Heart, Baby!

Following the real-life story of two long-life friends George and Doc, HEART, BABY! focuses on their time together (and apart) in prison. Director Angela Shelton guides us through the story with Gbenga Akinnagbe as George, a phenomenal boxer sentenced to 40 years for armed robbery. With training and support from his best friend Doc (Jackson Rathbone), […]
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8.6
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8.4

Bridget and Iain

Written by Norelle Scott, who also wrote the play this short film is adapted from, BRIDGET AND IAIN is a heartbreakingly relatable film about the struggle of a mother trying to keep her relationship alive with her son in the face of his ongoing drug addiction.  Bridget (played with wrenching emotion by Vivienne Powell), is a soft-hearted […]
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8.0
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8.6

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