"Some call her an angel and the Joan of Arc of the independent film world."
Barbara Rubin and The Exploding New York Underground
"The first act of Aladdin is difficult to watch."
"...Spain remains torn by disputes over the best way to honor the victims of fascism."
The Bastards’ Fig Tree
"What we got was Tia and Tiahana laughing, loving, and occasionally trying to kill each other..."
“...weird for the sake of being weird.”
NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! "...a modern spin on the parable The Good Samaritan."
"...stumbles headlong into the mystery of her sister’s disappearance, and a collection of 'wacky' Angelenos."
TRIBECA REVIEW! "One can only hope she uses her filmmaking powers for good and not evil..."
Hook Up 2.0
NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW! "...an attempt to find some familiar hope in the crash site of a former life..."
“…leads to resentment, bleak revelations, cocaine consumption, and murder.”
Room for Rent
"Two bad people doing something bad and at the end paying for their badiness."
We’ll Test It on Humans
"Could this 'following' be a pointed metaphor regarding the social media age?"
The Light You Follow
“It’s a solid indictment against the Death Penalty and all the barbarism associated...”
Trial By Fire
"...loves making films and refuses to let a small budget and limited resources say 'no.'"
"While on the run the army shows up, closes off the town, and starts rounding up civilians..."
"...We should expect more films expressing the emerging concerns and experience of this generation, and they have a lot on their plate to talk about..."
"...most of the film took this just-show-a-Pokémon attitude."
Pokémon Detective Pikachu
“…its low-key, wholesome nature is refreshing in an era of bombastic, product-placement-infused, computer-animated entertainment…”
"...if the farm existed only to feed the indigenous wildlife..."
The Biggest Little Farm
“...it is entirely unintentional humor...”
"...they choose to stay right where they are, drinking cheap wine and staring at the stars from their backyard..."
A Room Full of Nothing
"...why would Jacob throw a party at his pad with the attractive Molly and her young friends..."
The Idea of Manhood
“...natural rhythm to how everything in the movie flows together.”
Rise: The Story of Augustines
"...all the ingredients are there – a high-caliber ensemble cast, a competent script..."
A Violent Separation
CANNES REVIEW! "...years of physical abuse he suffered while bull riding has caught up with him along with his age..."
“They were determined to write their history and not be remembered as portrayed by German Nazi sources.”
Who Will Write Our History
“Defying authority eventually leads to the inevitable court trial…”
Ask For Jane
"...takes a thought, an abstract idea, and paints a picture of it with words. He ultimately brings that idea to life..."
LAAPFF REVIEW! “The unsensational ethos...is what sets it apart, and even opens the door to the truly profound and mysterious.”
Our Time Machine
LAAPFF REVIEW! "The chamber of secrets has been opened, and she holds nothing back."
"...too many people go to comedy shows and are offended easily..."
Not Taco Bell Material
“Is life given value because we all die?”
TRIBECA REVIEW! “...after being the first female intern at National Geographic, Martha joined the Peace Corps...”
Martha: A Picture Story
“...all the abandoned buildings and old motels in The Salton Sea is a reminder of an America that no longer exists...”
"Our sympathetic hero, Nick, never catches a break, and everything gets worse before it gets bad..."
“..makes the whole experience an intoxicating and frightening time at the movies.”
House of Sweat and Tears
TRIBECA REVIEW! "The final cut is the Goldilocks of Apocalypse Now..."
Apocalypse Now: Final Cut
"Each replay/loop ends with a quick break of the fourth wall, and in an instant, a clue is dropped."
Around The Sun
TRIBECA REVIEW! “She’s a frenzy of hormones, which we are shown through some pretty hilarious daydream sequences...”
“...the lead character of Charlie is a selfish bitch.”
Softness of Bodies
LAAPFF REVIEW! "...fond memories, not-so-fond memories, wacky antics, and crazy video..."
Love Boat: Taiwan
“…lurches from Sister Kate’s backstory to her son’s bare-chested wanderings/wonderings…”
"...a kid’s movie and succeeds in entertaining the young ones. But what about us big folks?"
TRIBECA REVIEW! "...a special way of singing that tells the story of the land where the tribes lived."
Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin
“It’s a shame that not many other films demonstrate such a willingness to provoke their audiences.”
The Lady Killers
TRIBECA REVIEW! “...captures the...Amazon and its indigenous peoples...the desire for change with grand elegance.”
Carlito Leaves Forever
TRIBECA REVIEW! “...a great coming-of-age story that for once isn’t about a middle-class white person.”
LAAPFF REVIEW! “...strong characterizations and sharp, realistic dialogue...”
In The Land of Lost Angels
"...dealing with familial loss, the need for closure and salvation..."
NEWPORT BEACH FILM FEST REVIEW! "...shines with the charm associated with independent filmmaking."
TRIBECA REVIEW! “To compound Lalo’s troubles, Mariano is being watched closely by a police commander.”
The Gasoline Thieves
TRIBECA REVIEW! “...his nearly 100-year-old subject has more personality than a million millennials on Instagram…”
It Takes A Lunatic
TRIBECA REVIEW! "Neither of them knows what they want, really, and because of that, life throws them some very interesting curve balls..."
LAAPFF REVIEW! "A young professional married couple struggle to settle into the new rhythm of life after the birth of their first child..."
LAAPFF REVIEW! "...the three stories crisscross to its conclusion around a single home pregnancy test..."
In A New York Minute
TRIBECA REVIEW! "...the central plot is kept afloat by a series of extremely dramatic and increasingly more bizarre events..."
Knives and Skin
TRIBECA REVIEW! “...passionate memories and impressions telling a story.”
You Don’t Nomi
TRIBECA REVIEW! "...the film moves, and its visuals are polished and appealing throughout."
"...the PTA member who initiated the banning campaign and the librarian who refused to take it off the shelves."
TRIBECA REVIEW! “...they figure out the winning formula for time travel making a successful, yet brief, journey to one day in the past.“
See You Yesterday