THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE SEARCH FOR THE NILE

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

D.C. INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 17TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION

TIMBUKTU

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 243: TOROK VS. HARRY POTTER

GOING BIONIC: DISTRIBUTING INDEPENDENT FILMS INTERNATIONALLY – ANALYZING ALL $266 MILLION SHADES OF GREY WORLDWIDE!

IN SEARCH OF THE LOST GAY JESUS FILM

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

THE ZERO THEOREM (BLU-RAY)

THE BOOTLEG FILES: MY BEST FRIEND’S BIRTHDAY

THE BOOTLEG FILES: THE SEARCH FOR THE NILE

Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil shleps through the middle of Africa…

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

It offers affectionate riffs on lethal gizmos, smart roadsters, sexy women and colorful bad guys. Its soul, however, may be the more intriguing part of the picture…

D.C. INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS FOR 17TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION

It’s back. It always is. I don’t mean Congress, which is taking one of its ill-timed breaks in advance of another possible government shutdown. No, I’m referring to Washington DC’s oldest independent film festival (DCIFF), which returns February 25th to March 1st with a slew of world, U.S., and regional premieres amongst its narrative feature, documentary, animation, shorts, experimental, and high school competitions…

TIMBUKTU

There’s no oasis to be found in this film’s arid landscape. Peaceful co-existence is just a mirage…

DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 243: TOROK VS. HARRY POTTER

Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, we touch on an odd circumstance of character naming in a early ’90’s dark fantasy…

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY

Frankly, after watching the film, I felt ambivalent. The film’s not exhausting, at least. It’s not quite fifty shades of dreck…

THE ZERO THEOREM (BLU-RAY)

“The Zero Theorem,” Terry Gilliam’s latest film, has all the hallmarks of his past science-fiction efforts, like “12 Monkeys” and “Brazil,” but it’s ultimately an unsatisfying film. This Blu-ray disc has a healthy smattering of extras, though.