He’s A Bleeder

Replicator

Lesser Beasts

Girl Code

Night

Letters from Masanjia

Bitter Melon

Kusama – Infinity

Four Hands

A Wizard’s Tale

He’s A Bleeder

He’s a Bleeder is a lo-fi short film with some jumpy editing and, in the spirit of transparency, only a water pistol’s worth of blood. As its subject, it chooses two brothers who co-own a strip club. They have very distinct personalities, which complement each other like apple juice and gasoline. The setting is their … Continued

Replicator

Dan (Phillip Shaun DeVone) is a movie producer who barely lets other people get two words in edgewise. He demands that his coffee taste like coffee, despite hating the taste of coffee. He fires his last two assistants at the same time and tells them to give each other their dismissal envelopes, hoping that will … Continued

Lesser Beasts

It seems that in the age of CGI blockbusters, the low-budget highbrow dramas, lowbrow horror/sci-fi schlock, and the slow-building art film has fallen into a dark corner to be forgotten. Newer films like Night Pulse and The God Inside My Ear, for all their artistic imagery, draw more from a frenetic instantaneous social media mindset … Continued

Girl Code

Let’s face it; “girl code” is sacred. That unspoken pact of putting your friends before boyfriends is to friendships what the Ten Commandments are to Christianity. You don’t question it. And if you do, the break up between friends is even more painful than the end of a relationship. Sex and the City said it … Continued

Night

Night begins its short journey at the outset of a girl’s night out. Sue and Genelva arrive at the apartment of Kitty and Jess to get ready. Genelva is visiting the U.S. from Suriname and Sue wants to show her the fancy club that her friends Kitty and Jess have access to, despite their illegal … Continued

Letters from Masanjia

I’m not headed to mainland China anytime soon, but if I was, writing this review of the documentary Letter From Masanjia would make me think twice about my travel plans. This movie is a huge slap in the face to the Chinese Communist Party’s propaganda machine. Letter From Masanjia begins in Damascus, Oregon, with Julie … Continued

Bitter Melon

Bitter Melon is a “home for the holidays” dark comedy where a Filipino-American family plots to kill an abusive member. Declan (Jon Norman Schneider), a gay twenty-something Filipino is returning home for the holidays. His older brother Moe (Brian Rivera) is flying in from Philadelphia and meeting him there as the two plan to connect … Continued

Kusama – Infinity

Yayoi Kusama is the most financially successful female artist in the world today. But her road to success was far from easy. They say that tragedy is an artist’s great inspiration, but this is ridiculous. In her documentary, Kusama – Infinity, filmmaker Heather Lenz pieces together a fascinating story of this little-known, yet wildly popular … Continued

Four Hands

Aside from being a glossy, engrossing thriller, Oliver Kienle’s (Stronger Than Blood) Four Hands raises some rather engaging questions about the nature of rehabilitation. Can people ever truly change, or are they forever defined by the sins they commit in their younger days? Can criminals learn from their mistakes, even if those affected by their … Continued

A Wizard’s Tale

The Saturday morning cartoon Here Comes The Grump lasted only one season; airing on NBC from September 1969 through December that same year. NBC reran the show through the end of 1970, and other channels picked it up for broadcast throughout the years. Its most recent airing was on the Syfy Channel in the 1990s. … Continued