Colette

The Son

The Cabin

Monday

A Boy Called Sailboat

The Weight of Success

Nazi Doomsday Device

Becoming Iconic with Jonathan Baker

Becoming Iconic

Bullitt County

Colette

Colette is an insipid, occasionally colorful biographical drama about the gifted French novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, here impersonated by the ever-charming English actress Keira Knightley, whose penchant for period dramas is mirrored in Pride & Prejudice (2005), Atonement (2007) and Anna Karenina (2012). The script, co-written by director Wash Westmoreland (Still Alice, 2014) and his late … Continued

The Son

Based on a story by Horacio Quiroga, The Son is a short film in which a son goes on a hunting trip near his family farm. When he does not come back to the farm on time, his father frantically searches for him. First off, after watching this short film, I immediately had to look up … Continued

The Cabin

A young couple visits a remote cabin in the woods but on the way meet a suspicious stranger who holds a murderous secret. Harry (Christopher Lee Page) and Rose have a really bad relationship. Bickering in the car for five hours as they drive from the city out to a remote cabin, their relationship has … Continued

Monday

Jim is having a bad day. A really bad day. Late for work and sales numbers down, he’s fired from a job he doesn’t exactly love. His girlfriend breaks up with him for being a nerd with no real future to speak of. In Alejandro Montoya Marin’s action comedy Monday, Jim is looking for a … Continued

A Boy Called Sailboat

A Boy Called Sailboat follows the life of young Sailboat (Julian Atocani Sanchez) who lives in the southwest of the United States with his imposing but lovable dad José (Noel Gugliemi) and sweet-natured cook of a mom Meyo (Elizabeth De Razzo). Meyo does not leave the family’s wooden house, for fear of ridicule from others … Continued

The Weight of Success

Controversy, controversy, controversy! The Weight of Success takes a look at controversial life coach and entrepreneur, Dr. Angela Lauria. The documentary goes inside the life of Dr. Lauria from childhood to becoming a successful life coach. The controversy comes from psychologists that see life coaching as a scam. The film begins with a vulnerable scene … Continued

Nazi Doomsday Device

I don’t know about y’all, but I love the hell out of Fred Williamson. Star of seemingly countless action and blaxploitation movies, while also appearing in critically acclaimed films such as Robert Altman’s M.A.S.H, Fred Williamson has been acting in films since 1970. While we could spend all day debating the quality and relevance of … Continued

Becoming Iconic with Jonathan Baker

Jodie Foster, Nicolas Cage, Taylor Hackford, Adrian Lyne, John Badham, Michael Bay, Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty… these iconic figures began their careers just like everyone else, as first-time filmmakers. Director Jonathan Baker seeks advice from these iconic filmmakers about the first time they sat in the director’s chair in a documentary about his own journey. … Continued

Becoming Iconic

If you want to be the best, talk to the best. OK, that’s not going on a fortune cookie any time soon. Conventional wisdom says that if you want to climb to the top of any field, follow the footsteps of those who walked before you. For first time director Jonathan Baker, he did just … Continued

Bullitt County

When it comes to tearing friendships apart, nothing is quite so reliable as buried treasure. Being stranded on an island with rapidly declining resources is a close second. Bullitt County, written and directed by David McCracken, tackles the former scenario in a backwoods, post-Vietnam sort of way, which, in theory, should add some texture to … Continued