A Wish For Giants

Polish Composer Maciej Zieliński’s Haunting Score for Desolation

Watu Wote

The Last Dalai Lama?

Party Bus to Hell

Crooked House

Hectic Knife Director Greg DeLiso

Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up the Day Job

Unseen

Blame

A Wish For Giants

All items released for entertainment purposes are designed to get its consumer base to feel something specific. There’s an art to the way a song, painting, sculpture, book, movie, play, or game manipulates its audience to get them to cry, laugh, be awed, what have you. However, when the strings being pulled to create such … Continued

Polish Composer Maciej Zieliński’s Haunting Score for Desolation

Polish composer Maciej Zieliński has written the music for the new film Desolation, a Hitchcockian thriller: after being whisked away to Los Angeles by a handsome Hollywood star, Katie is left alone in his apartment, where strange and scary things begin to happen. Both a film composer and a contemporary classical composer, Maciej has written scores for some of … Continued

Watu Wote

So, is there much hope left for us? I suppose realizing lofty ideals like “world peace” and “equality” are why we make films and why we watch them. They serve as little reminders that maybe we’re on the right track or maybe we can strive to be better people. Katja Bentrah’s short film, Watu Wote … Continued

The Last Dalai Lama?

The film title is meant to be jarring, but there’s a very real possibility that the 14th Dalai Lama will be the last. If you’re not a Tibetan Buddhist, chances are you haven’t given that much thought to the Dalai Lama but you’ve seen the “Free Tibet” stickers and you might be familiar with China’s … Continued

Party Bus to Hell

Don’t you hate it when a band of sex-crazed cult members with raccoon eyes surround your party bus and try to dismember everyone on board? That’s the big-time buzzkill that befalls a group of twenty-somethings in Party Bus to Hell, a horror flick that may make you think twice before booking your next vacation. The … Continued

Crooked House

The question has to be asked. Just because you have the rights to a famous novel by a famous author, do you really need to adapt it to a film. Films are so limited, especially by time, that it rarely does justice to the original source. Crooked House is the film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s … Continued

Hectic Knife Director Greg DeLiso

Greg DeLiso is a one of a kind. A film geek filled with cinematic knowledge about mainstream and indie movies, this filmmaker comes preloaded with an indie spirit that drove him to complete his incredibly original exploitation classic, Hectic Knife. Now the film has been released on Blu-ray and digital platforms, so it’s time for … Continued

Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up the Day Job

In the middle of a very successful career and global renown as Electronic Dance Music (EDM) superstars UK’s Above & Beyond surprised their fans by releasing non-electronic arrangements of their songs, which did very well. In 2014 they released Acoustic, and then in 2017 Acoustic II.  They took the acoustic arrangements on tour with strings, … Continued

Unseen

After a two-year period during which numerous women were reported missing in Cleveland’s Mount Pleasant neighborhood, a reported rape leads police to a grisly discovery: a serial killer, operating virtually in plain sight. Unseen is a brilliant new documentary from filmmaker Laura Paglin that takes the viewer through a staggering checklist of emotions. Recounting a tale of … Continued

Blame

Blame, which garnered a bit of buzz at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, is the writing and directing debut of 22-year-old actress Quinn Shephard. It’s an unflinching look at high school bullies, exploring familiar terrain with strong performances backing every scene up. As a writer-director, Shephard radiates a confidence to take on hot-button issues as … Continued