Brice Anthony Heller’s feature debut brings to mind the best work of Harmony Korine and Sean Baker in its raw and touching approach to the subject matter.
As far back as 1986, I was aware of the profound impact that the art of cinema had on me. As a child with cerebral palsy, stumbling around on two leg braces, it was hard to find my footing in a world that I hadn’t yet begun to understand. But one thing that I did […]
It’s been two days since I watched Kent Jones and Tom Huckabee’s 1983 experimental film, Taking Tiger Mountain, starring the late, great Bill Paxton in the lead role. It is a film that has weighed on my mind for a number of reasons.
Cult Epics has released a set of Sylvia Kristel features, including four films starring the renowned actress. It is clear from the care that was put into this particular project that this was a labor of love for the good folks at Cult Epics. Over the years, this distributor has provided cinephiles with meticulously crafted […]
An interracial couple face challenges after a woman is drugged and raped at a club in this searing drama, presented on Blu-ray by Kino and directed by Shatara Michelle Ford. Test Pattern is one of the most uncomfortable and honest film experiences in a long time, not just because what it’s about, but precisely “how” […]
The first day of the Lilith shoot, I was terrified. And it showed. Yes, I was working with some of my best friends, but I was also working with some folks that I was just getting to know. To top it all off, that weekend, we were shooting the heaviest scenes in the script, on […]
Johnny Clyde’s The Forgotten Colours of Dreams is an analog wonder – an endlessly profound and uncompromising meditation on god, existence, death, and everything in between. The entire film takes place within a perfect circle in the center of the screen, and our focus is limited purposefully to the people and images within that small […]
Kiss of the Spider Woman is a captivating film with amazing performances, and a landmark in the independent film community. William Hurt and Raul Julia portray two prison inmates – the flamboyant homosexual, Luis Molina, and political prisoner, Valentin Arregui. Luis has been imprisoned for having sex with an underage boy, while Valentin has been […]
Adam Wingard’s sequel to The Blair Witch Project, entitled Blair Witch, has arrived. I just saw it for the first time yesterday – and I can’t wait to see it again. When the original film came out in 1999, I was still in high school. I went to the theatre on a school night to […]
When I initially saw Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon in theaters, it left me cold. However, a second viewing has left me with an entirely different impression. All of the elements that I had written off as pointless and depraved felt like they served a purpose this time. I already want to watch it again. The […]