Heaven Without People

The Big Take

Housesitters

Vivian Bang’s White Rabbit

5 Must See Trailers You Must See Now

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

The Song of Sway Lake

Assassination Nation

American Dresser

Orb of Reality

Heaven Without People

Who has never experienced a heated discussion in those hypocritical family gatherings that tend to sour festive occasions? Lebanese writer/director/producer/editor Lucien Bourjeily imagines one of these scenarios in his feature debut Heaven Without People. He puts together a solid cast ensemble composed of unknown and amateur actors for this farcical representation of the Lebanese reality. … Continued

The Big Take

There’s a whole lot going on with writer/director Justin Daly’s directorial debut, The Big Take. It’s best described as a comedy-of-errors with elements of noir blended in. The story is a bit convoluted, and there are a number of missed opportunities for comedy, but I still found myself enjoying it due to a (mostly) strong … Continued

Housesitters

A mysterious and wealthy stranger offers BFFs, Angie (Annie Watkins) and Izzy (Jamie Jirak), the gig of their dreams in this low-budget supernatural stoner comedy. They can order whatever they want with his platinum credit card and spend the night chilling on the couch. All seems well, except for the bizarre pentagram painted on the … Continued

Vivian Bang’s White Rabbit

Writer and actress Vivian Bang’s film White Rabbit is the unlikely indie comedy you must see. The film premiered at Sundance and her collaboration with director Daryl Wein is a treat. Vivian brought her wit and wild enthusiasm for an incredibly enjoyable chat about performance art, comedy, romance and the life of an artist. We … Continued

5 Must See Trailers You Must See Now

New trailers are posted to the Film Threat YouTube Channel daily. Everyone else has already posted Mary Poppins Returns and Captain Marvel on their channels and you’ve probably already seen them a few dozen times. But we’re not like everyone else. Here are a few gems you missed in Film Threat’s 5 MUST SEE Trailers, … Continued

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Children play with a battery light. A plane falls from the sky behind a toddler’s blurry eyes. A group of grown men make shadows with a Chick-fil-A waffle fry. Hale County This Morning, This Evening is grace through the eyes of RaMell Ross, a basketball-star-turned-photographer-turned-filmmaker debuting his first feature-length film. With the support of veterans … Continued

The Song of Sway Lake

Ari Gold is a joyously unique filmmaker responsible for some brilliant short films like Culture, Helicopter, and my personal favorite, Frog Crossing. I recently had the chance to watch his first feature, Adventures of Power it’s a hilarious and inspirational film about a man pursuing his passions and becoming content with who he was and … Continued

Assassination Nation

Just picture it: the first few seconds of your first impression is engulfed in snide narration and hyperactive trigger warnings promising a tidal wave of diverse exploitive subjects. This sensory assault is the introduction (and honest sell) of Sam Levinson’s hyperreal fever dream marketed as a satirical thriller. Although skirting the inexplicable and the absurd, … Continued

American Dresser

At first, I was going to describe American Dresser as “Easy Rider, if made by your grandparents.” Then, it occurred to me that Peter Fonda is in his seventies and the late Dennis Hopper would be in his eighties, so Easy Rider was made by somebody’s grandparents. Semantics aside, my original point was to say … Continued

Orb of Reality

I have no idea what this story is supposed to beOrb of Reality looks like a film that I would have made during my earliest days at film school.I don’t want to be disparaging against any indie filmmaker. I know they don’t have the resources that big studios have at their disposal. I understand that … Continued