SPRING BREAKERS

THE ARRIVAL

BLACK BISCUIT

BAILOUT

GOTTA FIND BARRY

CXL

RAVEN’S HOLLOW

THE BASTARD SINGS THE SWEETEST SONG

GHOUL

ELKO

SPRING BREAKERS

Korine doesn’t live by Hollywood rules. He smashes the shit out of them and makes the films he wants to make. He’s not weird for the sake of being weird. He’s just fucking weird. Take it or leave it…

THE ARRIVAL

The idea and execution is funny, but the story makes Louise seem just bored rather than a hopeless woman desperate for money…

BLACK BISCUIT

What “Black Biscuit” really seems to be is a collection of things filmed over the years that the filmmaker compiled, loosely edited together and then called a “movie”…

BAILOUT

“Bailout” is an insightful documentary about the decline of our economy, no doubt, but there’s no influential punch there to get the audience up…

GOTTA FIND BARRY

“Gotta Find Barry” may be the brain child of a sketch comedy group, What Boy, but nothing is funny about this film. It is meant to be funny, of course, but the story is buried too deep in manufactured punch lines and predictable, cliché comedy…

CXL

“CXL” reminds me of something Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman would have collaborated on in the early stages of their friendship. Sharp writing and themes, where you have to think deep to find their meaning, linger in the film…

RAVEN’S HOLLOW

With two different types of animation being used in the 11 minute short, it’s obvious director Colin Clarke has not just an affinity for this type of filmmaking, but also animation skill and a healthy respect for the form…

THE BASTARD SINGS THE SWEETEST SONG

It takes a daring and sharp filmmaker to zero in on a sensitive subject without being invasive; Garland never oversteps her boundaries and documents the trauma as best as she can…

GHOUL

“Ghoul” is not just a homage to silent films, it is a silent film; the only audio is music, the narrative is pushed by body language and props, and title cards, with an abridged to-the-point conversation, illustrate what our characters are saying…

ELKO

The idea of “Elko” is unique. Its goal is to exploit one of the cruelties the internet has to offer, and in this case, an under-the-radar message board for sociopaths looking for vulnerable, young suicidal girls…