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 […]
The Don Taylor science fiction film, The Final Countdown, has finally arrived on 4K UHD courtesy of Blue Underground – and the film has never looked or sounded better. Everyone’s favorite film about a time-traveling aircraft carrier has lost none of its goofy charm over the years. The stars include Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katherine […]
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” […]
Flicker Alley and Nicolas Winding Refn have joined forces to bring the underseen gem, Spring Night, Summer Night, to glorious life on Blu-ray. Directed by J.L. Anderson, Spring Night, Summer Night could be summed up in this way: If Cassavetes directed an existential cinema verite hillbilly melodrama written by VC Andrews, it’d look and sound […]
Anthony Leroy and Josh Murphy are at it again with the sequel to their infamous 2016 short film, Dusty. J.C. and Coffey – identical twin brothers of the departed C.J. and T from the first film – set off on a mission with Dusty’s identical twin, Rusty, to bring the demonic axe murderer, The Patriarch, […]
Anthony Leroy and Josh Murphy (or A.J. as they are both credited at the start of the film) directed the short film, Dusty, in 2016. It has become something of a cult item in the realm of indie and no-budget filmmaking – and for good reason. When the film opens, best buddies CJ and T […]
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 […]