The Rise and Fall of an American Scumbag

Speed Walking

It Lives Inside

New Movie Complaint Department, MovieRanker.Com, Coming Soon

Dirty Bomb

The US Festival 1982: The US Generation Documentary

Do You Trust This Computer?

Baghead

The Bunker: Project 12

Songwriter

The Rise and Fall of an American Scumbag

Characters in a movie don’t need to be all good all the time for them to be relatable. But a film whose characters are meant to be utterly despicable in every imaginable way has an uphill battle. If the characters are too vulgar or off-putting, the viewer will not finish the film. On the other … Continued

Speed Walking

Speed Walking opens up in a small Danish town in 1977. Martin (Villads Bøye) and Kim (Frederik Winther Rasmussen), and their teammates, practice for an upcoming speed walking competition with another school. As Martin bikes home, playing his favorite song, everyone around him is staring. He pulls up the to the driveway where Lizzi (Sidse … Continued

It Lives Inside

I expected a few things from indie horror film It Lives Inside, but a trudge through domestic mundanity and economic anxiety was not one of them. At times, this story of a new homeowner forced by an injury to become a stay-at-home dad recalls a gender-flipped Jeanne Dielman more than Insidious. There are jump-scares, blood, … Continued

New Movie Complaint Department, MovieRanker.Com, Coming Soon

“The Internet is a communication tool used the world over where people can come together to bitch about movies and share pornography with one another.” -Holden McNeil, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back News from Hollywood about… well… news from Hollywood. A new social media platform has been announced: MovieRanker.com, a “technology platform that serves … Continued

Dirty Bomb

There’s a reason World War II continues to be a fertile source for storytelling and gets preferential treatment from the other mass conflicts. Not only is the line between the good guys and bad guys astoundingly well-defined—unusual for war—but there are countless stories of every variety scattered throughout those six years. There are heroics, tragedies, … Continued

The US Festival 1982: The US Generation Documentary

When was the last time you saw a grown man kiss his own ass on screen for 100-plus minutes? OK, The Kid Stays in the Picture, Robert Evans’s audiobook with photo illustrations turned into a feature film, qualifies. So do any of the Nuremberg-like rallies held by a certain president of the United States whom … Continued

Do You Trust This Computer?

Technology has changed exponentially in just the past decade. Twenty years ago I still had a landline and managed my life on my little Palm handheld. I was tied to my work desk thanks to my handy pager. My gigabyte hard drive was a game changer. Quite frankly, this back-in-my-day rant is nothing you haven’t … Continued

Baghead

Alberto Corredor’s Baghead is a short thriller about love, life, and the afterlife. Kevin (Oliver Walker) enters a mysterious bar manned by the Gatekeeper (Julian Seager). Kevin is there to see the Baghead (Pat Boothman). The Gatekeeper makes several pleas for Kevin to reconsider what he is about to do, but determined Kevin insists on … Continued

The Bunker: Project 12

In 2012 the direct-to-video market saw the release of Dead Mine. This Indonesian horror-action movie is about the son of a millionaire who sets about to explore a little known Japanese WWII bunker in Sulawesi. While hoping to find treasure, he and his crew are forced deep into the mine after pirates attack. Once down … Continued

Songwriter

Music fans get to see the slightly less glamorous side of the record industry when they watch the way Ed Sheeran diligently, brilliantly, and inspiringly works with fellow musicians, producers, singers, family, and friends in Songwriter. It is delightful and enlightening to witness how Sheeran carefully reveals the heart on his tattooed sleeve with every … Continued