Minutes to Midnight

Happy Independent Day – A Film Threat Film Celebration

The First Purge

Mad Genius

The Lighthouse

Nathan’s Kingdom

Ant-Man and the Wasp

5 Reasons You Must See Sorry to Bother You

Lala’s Love Lessons Premieres at Mumblecore Film Fest July 12th

Staci Layne Wilson’s Hollywood Dreams and Nightmares

Minutes to Midnight

Seeing the name Steven Spielberg attached to a movie conjures up adventure, whimsy, and danger, in a family-friendly way, of course. Upon hearing that Quentin Tarantino has a new movie coming out and you’ll know it will contain violence and verbose dialogue. Pedigrees of this kind exist in the independent movie world as well. The … Continued

Happy Independent Day – A Film Threat Film Celebration

Whether your picnicking or protesting this July 4th, we’ve scoured our reviews so far this year searching suitable films for both Patriots and the Resistance. Because nothing unites/divides the nuclear family more than highly-charged political debate. For Sparking Political Debate Sorry to Bother You – Feature by Dante James. Interview by Dante James and Chris … Continued

The First Purge

If I’m being completely honest, The First Purge was a much better movie than it deserved to be. And what I mean by that is: being the fourth installment of a low budget thriller series, there’s an expectation that these movies will decline in quality the further they go on and basically be an unwatchable … Continued

Mad Genius

Some movies wear their influences on their sleeves. John Wick owes a great debt to Le Samourai and the pantheon of 80’s action movies. We wouldn’t have Inception without The Matrix, or Okja without E.T. Every great movie, whether its influences are obvious or subtle, builds on what’s been done before and hopefully finds something … Continued

The Lighthouse

Based on real events which saw two lighthouse keepers stranded for months at sea in a freak storm, the film tells a tale of death, madness, and isolation; a desolate trip into the heart of human darkness. Trapped on a tiny speck of an island, 25 miles off of the Irish coast, isolated by an … Continued

Nathan’s Kingdom

Imaginative animations and childlike designs act as 3D pop-ups throughout Nathan’s Kingdom, an inventive and earnest portrayal of life as a young adult living with autism. It’s a potent coming of age tale working to redefine industry-wide stereotypes, resolutely simmering with authenticity. Dynamically acted with a punch of poignancy, this low-budget indie film is impressively … Continued

Ant-Man and the Wasp

I was a huge Marvel Comics kid back in the 80’s. Although I was primarily an X-Men fan, I read Avengers too. Yellow Jacket was my favorite Avenger until I found out he wasn’t Asian. I’ll admit, this pre-adolescent had a little comic-book crush on Janet Van Dyne…and Jean Grey (shout-out to John Byrne). Ant-Man … Continued

5 Reasons You Must See Sorry to Bother You

Let’s just keep it real. If Lakeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Get Out) and Tessa Thompson (Thor: Ragnarok, West World)  aren’t names you’re familiar with, I guarantee you that’s going to change after you’ve watched the hard-hitting dark comedy, Sorry to Bother You, by director and auteur, Boots Riley. A story about a young, Black telemarketer by … Continued

Lala’s Love Lessons Premieres at Mumblecore Film Fest July 12th

You’ve seen the trailer, now attend the premiere! Lala’s Love Lessons is a comedic-short about an offbeat dancing love guru wreaking havoc on the Los Angeles dating scene. It stars Betty Ouyang, Lloyd Kaufman, and Hallie Newcomer. It’s currently being developed into a series with original music, dancing and cool clothes. The World Premiere of Lala’s … Continued

Staci Layne Wilson’s Hollywood Dreams and Nightmares

“Los Angeles and Lucifer are a lot alike. They both seduce and lure with promises of wealth, fame, beauty or love. But those promises are often empty; and even when they’re not, there’s a price to pay.” – City of Devils Staci Layne Wilson’s horror anthology, City of Devils, is made up of stories of dark, … Continued