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  • 4 Stunning Performances By Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs, Melissa George And David Harbour Anchor “Between Us”

    4 Stunning Performances By Julia Stiles, Taye Diggs, Melissa George And David Harbour Anchor “Between Us”

    November 1, 2016 — Two couples, two encounters, a few years apart. Lives change, friendships shift, relationships evolve.Based on the hit play of the same name, Between Us is a character study of four people — two couples — who have been friendly for a number of years. Their situations will change. Their views of the world, their mates, the other couple, will change.  Carlo (Taye Diggs, Chicago) and Joel (David Harbour, Quantum of Solace) are old school friends. Both are photographers, […]

  • These Men Thought They Would Save The World With Huge Amounts Of LSD — But The DEA Disagreed

    These Men Thought They Would Save The World With Huge Amounts Of LSD — But The DEA Disagreed

    November 1, 2016 — Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully thought they could save the world through the production and dissemination of the mind-altering drug LSD. It might be hard to credit that as coherent thought now, but the 1960s and 1970s had a unique view of drug use. And it is certainly possible that the men were high when they hatched the plan.Sand claims he decided that the distribution of as much LSD as possible would greatly benefit the human race by expanding […]

  • Vincent Price And Edgar Allen Poe Are The Perfect Pairing For Halloween

    Vincent Price And Edgar Allen Poe Are The Perfect Pairing For Halloween

    October 31, 2016 — Happy Halloween.For Halloween, serve up twice the horror: a trio of Edgar Allan Poe  stories starring  Vincent Price.Poe was unquestionably the master of the macabre, having written dozens of classic horror stories before horror was even a genre. Although they were written in the first half of the nineteenth century, Poe’s stories mystify, frighten and disturb us today. And no one could better embody the world of Edgar Allan Poe than one of film’s most frightening actors: Vincent Price. Price would star in […]

  • Just When Survival Seemed Like A Real Possibility…

    Just When Survival Seemed Like A Real Possibility…

    October 31, 2016 — Obviously, the only chance anyone has against a Zombie outbreak is discovering the way to kill them off before they get everyone else.But what happens if the zombies that get killed off manage to come back to life?An outbreak of a man-made virus has turned most of the population of the world into zombies. Trying to find a place of sanctuary, a group of people takes shelter in an abandoned schoolhouse. But the schoolhouse is not what […]

  • Moving To Lake Eerie Adds To A Young Widow’s Problems

    Moving To Lake Eerie Adds To A Young Widow’s Problems

    October 28, 2016 — Kate, a pretty young widow, decides she needs a clean break with the past and moves away from her home in Idaho to try to recover from the recent death of her husband. She buys an old house on Lake Erie that has been empty for decades, left as it was by the previous owner. Because of local legends and fears, no one has gone into the house for ages, and all of his old furnishings and […]

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  • Binge-Watch A Collection Of Great Horror Films For Halloween — And Don’t Forget The Candy

    Binge-Watch A Collection Of Great Horror Films For Halloween — And Don’t Forget The Candy

    October 28, 2016 — It’s that time of year. Here is a collection of horror films that are just perfect for the season:Closed for the Season. A pair of young friends finds themselves trapped in a closed-down amusement park, terrorized by the surreal creatures that inhabit the park. The friends must find a way out of the park before they become its next victims.Blooded. A fringe animal rights group decides that anyone who hunts should be hunted — and forces five hunters […]

  • There Is A Killer Loose On The Moors In England, But Is It Human Or Is It The Beast Of Exmoor?

    There Is A Killer Loose On The Moors In England, But Is It Human Or Is It The Beast Of Exmoor?

    October 27, 2016 — Non-urban legend has it that a giant cat — maybe a puma, perhaps a panther, possibly some feral combination of wild cats — wanders through the moors of Exmoor, England. It is a killer, destroying livestock, and possibly killing people as well.In The Beast of Exmoor (aka X Moor), a $25,000 reward is offered to anyone who can document the existence of the beast. A pair of American filmmakers, Georgia and Matt, head to the area […]

  • How Do You Cheer Up A Best Friend Who Has Been Left At The Altar? Take Him On A “Buddymoon”

    How Do You Cheer Up A Best Friend Who Has Been Left At The Altar? Take Him On A “Buddymoon”

    October 27, 2016 — It should have been the best time of David’s life. He was getting married and going off on a honeymoon, a hike through the backwoods and mountains of Oregon, with his lovely fiancée.But just a few days before the big event, David’s fiancée walks out on him. His plans, hopes and dreams are all upset in one miserable day.So David does what any red-blooded American male would do. He crawls into his room and drinks.David’s best friend, Flula, […]

  • Celebrate Your Fears With “Monsters, Madness And Mayhem”

    Celebrate Your Fears With “Monsters, Madness And Mayhem”

    October 26, 2016 — Halloween is around the corner, so it is time to acknowledge and enjoy our fears.The things that scare people have not changed that significantly throughout the ages.There is no forensic proof that some of the things that have scared people for centuries have ever actually existed. We continue to fear zombies, vampires, demons, many varieties of superstitions and odd creatures — even if we have never seen these entities ourselves.Though unsupported by tangible evidence, the fear of […]

  • The Most-Gored Matador Of Modern Times Faces The Bulls One Last Time In The Award-Winning Documentary “Gored”

    The Most-Gored Matador Of Modern Times Faces The Bulls One Last Time In The Award-Winning Documentary “Gored”

    October 26, 2016 — Gored will leave you breathless.The film documents the final stand of bullfighter Antonio Barrera as he faces a bull for the last time as matador.Barrera was known as the most-gored matador in modern history. He has been injured and impaled 23 times; many of those incidents required operations, hospital stays, recuperation. Now, in his thirties, with his abilities in decline, his family has begged him to stop. Just a few months ago, 29-year old Victor Barrio, an award-winning matador, was impaled in the […]

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  • “The Bunnyman Massacre” Is A Gory, Funny Horror Film

    “The Bunnyman Massacre” Is A Gory, Funny Horror Film

    October 25, 2016 — Bunnies are cuter when they aren’t holding chainsaws.The Bunnyman is not a family-friendly rabbit. In fact, the horribly disfigured man inside the bunny suit has a desire to wreak havoc on anyone he meets. And he does — with a great deal of gore and splatter.His only friend, Joe, doesn’t try to dissuade him from his slaughter — in fact, Joe is happy to process the corpses into a kind of “beef” jerky. Joe has a […]

  • Having Someone Treat Them With Respect Is A New Experience For “The Bad Kids”

    Having Someone Treat Them With Respect Is A New Experience For “The Bad Kids”

    October 25, 2016 — For its students, Black Rock Continuation High School is a last chance.Coming from an indigent area in the Mojave Desert, the kids who find themselves at Black Rock are at serious risk of dropping out. Many are from troubled families and have had to cope with poverty, parental drug abuse, abandonment, homelessness — significant issues that can sidetrack anyone. These young people have already been handed more than most people can cope with. The young people at this […]

  • “Bloody Knuckles” Is Weird, Gory Fun

    “Bloody Knuckles” Is Weird, Gory Fun

    October 24, 2016 — Travis, a comic book artist whose work tends towards the obscene, learns that it is not a good idea to anger one powerful Chinese gangster.After being mocked by Travis in one of his comics, the gangster decides to seek revenge in a symbolic way — he cuts off Travis’ drawing hand.His career over, Travis withdraws into his room to drink and wallow in self-pity. But there is one entity who has no intention of letting things end this […]

  • “Throw Your Heart Over The Top And Your Horse Will Follow” Advised Harry deLeyer, Who Rode Plowhorse Snowman To Show Jumping Triple Crown

    “Throw Your Heart Over The Top And Your Horse Will Follow” Advised Harry deLeyer, Who Rode Plowhorse Snowman To Show Jumping Triple Crown

    October 24, 2016 — Harry & Snowman tells an improbable story: penniless Dutch immigrant Harry deLeyer, who came to America after working for the Dutch underground during World War II, found a scruffy, un-pedigreed plow horse at a horse auction in 1950. The auction was actually over. The horse, which had gone unsold during the auction, had been loaded onto the back of a truck bound for the glue factory.But Harry liked something in the horse’s eye — a gentleness […]

  • Burned At The Stake For Being Witches, These Women Came Back Centuries Later For Revenge

    Burned At The Stake For Being Witches, These Women Came Back Centuries Later For Revenge

    October 21, 2016 —  They were innocent, but the Inquisition did not care.Six women accused of being witches were burned at the stake in 1589 in a small town in the Ligurian mountains. Before the last one died, the demon Pazuzu approached her, and offered her a deal; she would die, like her friends, but she and the others would get to exact a bloody and horrible revenge on the Church and the village where the women had been condemned. They only […]

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  • “IndieWire” Talks To FilmRise CEO, Danny Fisher, About His Plan To Release 24 Movies Theatrically Next Year — “We’re Not Afraid To Take Chances”

    “IndieWire” Talks To FilmRise CEO, Danny Fisher, About His Plan To Release 24 Movies Theatrically Next Year — “We’re Not Afraid To Take Chances”

    October 21, 2016 — FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher gave IndieWire a long interview and blocked out the company’s plans for the near future.He explained that the company intends to invest its most recent capital injection — $27 million, led by Harlan Capital Partners, the investment firm that initially backed FilmRise by leading a $25 million investment a year ago — within the next 6 months.After that, Fisher says he has offers for more money.This year, FilmRise has released Elizabeth Wood’s White […]

  • The Emmy® Award-Winning Series “Years Of Living Dangerously” Is More Important Than Ever

    The Emmy® Award-Winning Series “Years Of Living Dangerously” Is More Important Than Ever

    October 20, 2016 — Climate change is one of the most serious issues of our time.The season 1 of the award-winning Showtime documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously, explores the affects that climate change has on human life. Harrison Ford (Star Wars), Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), (Matt Damon (The Martian, The Departed), Jessica Alba (Fantastic Four, Flipper: The New Adventures, P.U.N.K.S.), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda) Michael C. Hall, Olivia Munn (The Daily Show), Pulitzer Prize-winner Thomas Friedman (Searching for the Roots of 9/11,  Straddling […]

  • The Acclaimed Documentary “The Sunshine Makers” Tells The Story Of Two Men Who Wanted To Save The World — By Giving Everyone Lots Of LSD

    The Acclaimed Documentary “The Sunshine Makers” Tells The Story Of Two Men Who Wanted To Save The World — By Giving Everyone Lots Of LSD

    October 20, 2016 — People have always had ideas about how to save the world, but the one that Nicholas Sand and Tim Scully came up with was definitely original.Back in the 1960s, they decided that they were going to produce enough LSD so that everyone could “expand their consciousness.” To this end they planned to create 750 million doses of the hallucinogenic drug. And expanding everyone’s consciousness was, of course, exactly what the world needed.Tim Scully was so convinced about the value […]

  • This Haunted “Hayride” Is A Local Tradition The Locals May Want To Avoid

    This Haunted “Hayride” Is A Local Tradition The Locals May Want To Avoid

    October 19, 2016 — When Steven returns from college to his hometown in Alabama, he brings his lovely girlfriend Amanda with him to introduce her to his friends and family and to show her where he grew up.  Neither of them has an idea what lies ahead.He has come back for Halloween, the favorite holiday of just about everyone in his family. His uncle sets up a “Haunted Hayride” attraction for the locals every year.The town has a scary legend […]

  • “Magnus” Is A Portrait Of Genius

    “Magnus” Is A Portrait Of Genius

    October 19, 2016 — What kind of brain does a child chess prodigy have?It is reported that at the age of 2 Chess Grandmaster and World Champion  Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen was able to solve 50-piece jigsaw puzzles; at four, he played with Lego sets intended for children aged 10–14.As a child, he was an acknowledged chess prodigy; he was (and is) considered to have a unique combination of ability, phenomenal memory and extraordinary creativity. He became a Grandmaster at the age of 13, […]

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  • A Revenge Plot Turns Deadly in “Accused At 17”

    A Revenge Plot Turns Deadly in “Accused At 17”

    October 18, 2016 — 17 year old Bianca is upset to learn that a classmate named Dory has slept with Bianca’s boyfriend, Chad. Bianca and her two best girlfriends, Sarah (Stella Maeve) and Fallyn (Janet Montgomery) plan a kind of revenge: they invite Dory to an out-of-town party with them, but, in truth, the party doesn’t exist. Once they have her out of town, they strand her far from anywhere, forcing her to walk back.But the next day,  Bianca (Nicole Gale […]

  • A Son And Father Reconnect In “Life in A Walk”

    A Son And Father Reconnect In “Life in A Walk”

    October 18, 2016 — Sometimes you don’t know what is important to you until you run the risk of losing it.After Yogi Roth’s father Will received a diagnosis of prostate cancer, Yogi Roth came to a realization: He never wanted to regret that he had not spent more time with his father.He quickly decided to take his father on a two week walking trip along the Camino de Santiago, through Portugal and Spain. During the trek, he would have the time […]

  • “House Of Horrors: Gates Of Hell” Will Open The Door To Eternal Evil

    “House Of Horrors: Gates Of Hell” Will Open The Door To Eternal Evil

    October 17, 2016 — The House of Horrors is so much more than just another haunted house attraction.It may open the gates of Hell. At least that’s the plan.Hidden somewhere in the eerie Haunted House attraction in Western New York (a real attraction) is an altar that, if unsealed, would permanently open the portal between Hell and Earth. And someone inside the amusement park wants to find a way to open it. And that someone (something?) is willing to kill anyone […]

  • “For The Love Of Spock,” The Eagerly Awaited Documentary, Is Available For Pre-Order

    “For The Love Of Spock,” The Eagerly Awaited Documentary, Is Available For Pre-Order

    October 17, 2016 — For the Love of Spock, the award-winning documentary, is available for pre-order.Spock, the half-Vulcan, half human first officer who gained fame with the original Star Trek series, is probably one of the most popular characters in the history of television. Adam Nimoy, son of Leonard Nimoy, who created the character and embodied him for decades, directed the film as a tribute to his father who died in 2015. The two had planned to make the movie […]

  • James Brolin Stars As A War Hero In The Action-Filled Series “Pensacola: Wings Of Gold”

    James Brolin Stars As A War Hero In The Action-Filled Series “Pensacola: Wings Of Gold”

    October 14, 2016 — Being an instructor is always a difficult job. But how much more difficult does the job become, if you know that a student’s failure to take in everything you say could result in his or her death?The instructors at Pensacola’s Naval Air Station are faced with that issue every time they face a new group of recruits.Marine Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kelly was a war hero and one of the top gun fighter pilots of his time. Now, he […]

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  • Spectacle, History, Violence, Corruption, Pageantry And Speed — The Palio Horse Race Has Something For Everyone

    Spectacle, History, Violence, Corruption, Pageantry And Speed — The Palio Horse Race Has Something For Everyone

    October 14, 2016 — From the Oscar®-winning producer of Amy comes Palio, the film The New York Times  called “Rocky on horseback.”James Gay-Rees, who won an Academy Award® for his heart-breaking film about singer Amy Winehouse, produced the award-winning documentary Palio, about the world’s oldest horse race.Held every year in Siena, the Palio is more than just a race — it’s a tradition going back to Medieval times. It is also a bewildering combination of tradition, beauty, violence, expertise, corruption, cheating and scandal. […]

  • In “Amber,” A Child Disappears And A Family Must Cope

    In “Amber,” A Child Disappears And A Family Must Cope

    October 13, 2016 — It’s any parent’s great fear — a child disappears, and they have no idea what has happened or even where to start looking.When 14-year old Amber Bailey disappears from her Dublin home, her family is thrown in to a kind of petrified turmoil. Amber’s parents, Sarah and Ben, will try anything, explore any avenue, to try to find their daughter. But their attempts always seem to lead nowhere, and it is difficult for the two, who are no […]

  • Troubled By Extreme Changes In Her Father’s Political Views, A Daughter Investigates The Reasons In “The Brainwashing Of My Dad”

    Troubled By Extreme Changes In Her Father’s Political Views, A Daughter Investigates The Reasons In “The Brainwashing Of My Dad”

    October 13, 2016 — Jen Senko, a documentary filmmaker, was concerned when her father’s political views changed dramatically.He had always been a relatively apolitical Democrat; suddenly he was spouting extreme right-wing opinions. He had become a fanatic, loud and angry.Senko realized that the change had take place after her father started listening to right-wing talk radio on his commute to work. She decided to investigate the phenomenon — which she came to realize, was affecting many families, not just her own.Through […]

  • “Reckless” Is A Stylish, Violent And Intense Thriller With Unexpected Plot Twists

    “Reckless” Is A Stylish, Violent And Intense Thriller With Unexpected Plot Twists

    October 12, 2016 — Director Joram Lürsen’s Reckless (Bloedlink) is a Dutch remake of an older British film. In this instance, many reviewers thought the remake surpassed the original.Laura Temming, the daughter of a wealthy man, wakes up an finds herself tied to a bed in an unknown apartment. Two men have kidnapped her and intend to extort ransom money from her father. But as time passes, Laura begins to learn unimaginable things about her captors, and comes to realize that she may […]

  • They Were Too Young To Die, And They Will Always Be Missed

    They Were Too Young To Die, And They Will Always Be Missed

    October 12, 2016 — They left us too soon.Sometimes the best, brightest and most talented people die early, before their work is finished.In the case of these particular artists, the world wanted so much more from them – more films, more recordings, more performances.They were people we loved to watch or listen to, and then, too soon, they were gone.Often their deaths were preventable, which makes the pain of losing them even greater. There are just too many “What ifs?” Not […]

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  • “The Living” Is A Hard-Edged Thriller of Revenge, Regret And Human Frailty

    “The Living” Is A Hard-Edged Thriller of Revenge, Regret And Human Frailty

    October 8, 2016 — Sometimes one bad night can change everything.Teddy (Fran Kranz, The Cabin in the Woods) wakes up and has no idea what happened the night before. He was drunk and now his wife Molly (Jocelin Donahue, Furious 7) and his wedding ring are missing. Oh, yes, his hands are bloody.He goes to his mother-in-law’s house to see if anyone knows where Molly is. There he learns that while drunk the previous night, he beat her badly. His mother-in-law, Angela (Joelle Carter, […]

  • “Ghostheads” Explores The World Of “Ghostbuster” Super-Fandom

    “Ghostheads” Explores The World Of “Ghostbuster” Super-Fandom

    October 11, 2016 — The 1984 movie Ghostbusters is enshrined in the public consciousness as one of the most beloved comedies ever.Its popularity has spawned numerous cultural phenomena. Recently, when a remake of the movie with an all-female cast was announced — and eventually arrived to decent, if not rapturous reviews — internet trolls began to wail about the trashing of their beloved film. Some of the comments (largely aimed at star Leslie Jones) were racist, sexist and abhorrent. Others just worried […]

  • “Delivering Milo” Delivers Family-Friendly Fun And A Terrific, All-Star Cast

    “Delivering Milo” Delivers Family-Friendly Fun And A Terrific, All-Star Cast

    October 7, 2016 — Elizabeth (Bridget Fonda, Single White Female) and Kevin (Campbell Scott, The Amazing Spider Man) are happily expectant parents, eagerly waiting for their son, Milo, to be born. Unfortunately, Milo (Anton Yelchin, Star Trek) has other plans. He has developed a fear of life on Earth and has decided to stay put. No amount of coaxing convinces Milo that he wants to be part of the world he is expected to inhabit.This is not just an issue for […]

  • “The Greasy Strangler” Opens Today

    “The Greasy Strangler” Opens Today

    October 7, 2016 — The wait is over.One of the most talked-about, eagerly anticipated movies from the Sundance Film Festival, The Greasy Strangler, is opening theatrically today.The film has proven to be a divisive, love-it-or-hate-it experience for reviewers.Now it is time for everyone to make up their own minds.Birth. Movie. Death  says of the film, “What I love most about The Greasy Strangler is how confrontational it is with its puerile honesty. …This is a WEIRD movie. This is a sick […]

  • Happy Birthday To Carole Lombard, One Of The Great Stars From Hollywood’s Golden Age

    Happy Birthday To Carole Lombard, One Of The Great Stars From Hollywood’s Golden Age

    October 6, 2016 — Watching the movies of Carole Lombard, she seems so fresh and vibrant it is difficult to realize that she was born well over a century ago — and died almost 75 years ago.Lombard’s death was one of the great tragedies that came out of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She died at age 33 in a plane crash while returning from a World War II fund-raising drive.Carole Lombard was many things — one of the screen’s beauties, she was a natural-born comedian with a […]

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  • “The Greasy Strangler” Is Coming To Theaters Tomorrow — Be Very Afraid

    “The Greasy Strangler” Is Coming To Theaters Tomorrow — Be Very Afraid

    October 6, 2016 — The wait is almost over. One of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year opens tomorrow.The Greasy Strangler is a love-it or hate-it movie. Reviewers have made that clear. But those who appreciate its weirdness tend to be rhapsodic in their praises.Devin Faraci of Birth.Death.Movies is one of the believers. “Clearly the result of a medically inadvisable threeway between John Waters, Tim and Eric and Troma, The Greasy Strangler is a movie dedicated to the scuzz […]

  • “The Greasy Strangler Is A Trash Masterpiece” — Andrew MacArthur, “Culture Fix”

    “The Greasy Strangler Is A Trash Masterpiece” — Andrew MacArthur, “Culture Fix”

    October 5, 2016 — The Greasy Strangler has been collecting ecstatic reviews from those who relish its unusual sensibilities.“It’s rare that you watch a film and get the sense that it is an instant cult classic, but this is certainly the case with the Jim Hosking directed, The Greasy Strangler. Co-written by Hosking and Toby Harvard, this marvellously titled film boasts echoes of John Waters’ early work in its sheer kitsch filth, yet The Greasy Strangler is its own unique beast. […]

  • FilmRise Announces A $27 Million Acquisiton Fund Raise

    FilmRise Announces A $27 Million Acquisiton Fund Raise

    October 5, 2016 — Variety announced that Brooklyn-based distribution company FilmRise has raised an additional $27 million for the financing of film and TV titles for all distribution channels.This is the second raise of acquisition capital through Harlan Capital Partners LLC; the first was for $25 million. Harlan Capital Partners has been the lead source of financing for FilmRise since 2015.“FilmRise has grown incredibly over the past year with a wide array of acquisitions across all distribution channels, much in part to […]

  • It’s Almost Time For Some Holiday Blood And Mayhem

    It’s Almost Time For Some Holiday Blood And Mayhem

    October 4, 2016 — Ho, ho, ho. The holidays are almost here.Rachel comes home from college for her Christmas break, anticipating the usual holiday issues — bad eggnog, too many relatives, prying neighbors and the 12 days of boredom. But her holiday will take an unexpected and horrible turn when a psychopath dressed up as Santa starts terrorizing the town by killing his victims with a pair of hedge clippers.This is not the first time the town has been hit by terror and tragedy. Years before, […]

  • Janis Joplin Died 46 Years Ago Today

    Janis Joplin Died 46 Years Ago Today

    October 4, 2016 — The remarkable Janis Joplin was 27 years old when she died.Janis Joplin only sang professionally for a handful of years; for several of those she was a journeyman singer, whose name was unknown to the general public. It wasn’t until midway through 1966 that she first sang with Big Brother and the Holding Company.And it wasn’t until June of 1967, after her astonishing performance at the Monterey Pop Festival, that Janis could be considered a headliner.Her career trajectory was remarkable, with […]

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  • A Baby Dies In His Sitter’s Care, And She Must Cope With The Emotional Fallout In The Atmospheric Mystery/Thriller “In The Dark Half”

    A Baby Dies In His Sitter’s Care, And She Must Cope With The Emotional Fallout In The Atmospheric Mystery/Thriller “In The Dark Half”

    October 3, 2016 — What would happen to a 15-year old girl, if the child she was babysitting for died in her care?After the tragic death, Marie, the sitter, is devastated and finds herself with a sense of foreboding — is she being haunted by the child’s spirit, or is there something more sinister at play? Is she experiencing overwhelming guilt and depression, or is there a supernatural element to her quiet lethargy?Or has her absorption with death, combined with […]

  • “Boom Howdy Says Of “The Greasy Strangler” It Is “… Equal Parts Disgusting, Offensive, And Manically Entertaining”

    “Boom Howdy Says Of “The Greasy Strangler” It Is “… Equal Parts Disgusting, Offensive, And Manically Entertaining”

    October 3, 2016 — The wait is almost over. The Greasy Strangler opens this week.In real terms, it is an indescribable film. The Playlist included it in its list of “The 50 Most Anticipated Films of the Fall Season,” calling it the “…future cult classic “The Greasy Strangler.” Boom Howdy says “Flush your expectations down the toilet, because you have never seen a slasher film or a father-son comedy like this before. Writer/Director Jim Hosking has made an outrageously off-kilter feature film debut that […]

  • “Love In The Time Of Civil War” Depicts The World Of Montreal’s Male Prostitutes, Living Lives Of Ultimate Vulnerability

    “Love In The Time Of Civil War” Depicts The World Of Montreal’s Male Prostitutes, Living Lives Of Ultimate Vulnerability

    September 30, 2016 — In Montréal’s Centre-Sud district, male prostitutes lead a difficult existence. It’s a poor neighborhood, one where sex workers try to make enough money for their basic needs — a place to stay, especially when the long Canadian winter hits, some food, some small amount of comfort.And drugs. Many of the sex workers in this area are addicts, needing the next trick to cover the cost of their habit. Theirs is a habit that nearly severs their ties to the rest of […]

  • The “New York Times” Says: “The Snowman…Is A Horse That Melts The Heart” — Harry & Snowman” Opens Theatrically Today

    The “New York Times” Says: “The Snowman…Is A Horse That Melts The Heart” — Harry & Snowman” Opens Theatrically Today

    September 30, 2016 — It’s a story that’s so charming it feels like someone made it up. Harry deLeyer is a Dutch immigrant who grew up on a farm and came to America after World War II, with a family and practically no money. He got a job teaching little girls how to ride and raised a large family.In 1956 he had planned to go to an auction to buy a horse. However, a flat tire caused him to miss the auction. By […]

  • “Corrie ten Boom: A Faith Undefeated” Tells The Story Of One Woman’s Courage And Faith In The Face Of Incredible Evil

    “Corrie ten Boom: A Faith Undefeated” Tells The Story Of One Woman’s Courage And Faith In The Face Of Incredible Evil

    September 29, 2016 — When the Nazis entered Holland in 1940, they quickly began rounding up all Dutch Jews in order to send them to work camps and concentration camps. 75% of all Dutch Jews would die in the Holocaust.Corrie ten Boom and her family decided to help shelter, hide and help Jews escape. Although the family was Christian, they believed that the Jews were God’s chosen people; they took it as a duty to do everything they could to help.The […]

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  • Subject: Famous jumping horse champion named Snowman owned by Harry De Layer. Harry bought Snowman at an auction for $70. St. James. Long Island October 1959
Photographer- George Silk
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    Crowd-Pleasing Documentary “Harry & Snowman” Opens Tomorrow

    September 29, 2016 — Throughout its festival season, Harry & Snowman consistently won the Audience Award.This crowd-pleaser took Audience Awards at the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the Nantucket Film Festival, the  New Hampshire Film Festival, the New Orleans Film Festival, the Prescott Film Festival, and the Woods Hole Festival.The documentary tell the story of Snowman, the 8 year-old Amish plow horse who was already on the truck scheduled to take him to the glue factory when Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, a riding instructor, saw […]

  • A Teenager Tries To Navigate An Abusive Relationship In “Stalked At 17”

    A Teenager Tries To Navigate An Abusive Relationship In “Stalked At 17”

    September 27, 2016 — As if the teenage years weren’t tough enough…17-year old Angela (Taylor Spreitler, Days of Our Lives, Amityville: The Awakening) begins dating 21-year old Chad (Chuck Hittinger, Sharknado). By the time she realizes that he is emotionally controlling and abusive, she is already pregnant. He promises to take care of her and his child — having had a difficult childhood and a bad relationship with his mother, he tells Angela he will be there for the two of them.He […]

  • “Harry & Snowman” Is The True Story Of The Good-Natured Plow Horse Who Went On To Win The Show Jumping Triple Crown

    “Harry & Snowman” Is The True Story Of The Good-Natured Plow Horse Who Went On To Win The Show Jumping Triple Crown

    September 28, 2016 — The human side of the world of show jumping, like the world of polo, is made up of extremely rich people who can invest in extremely pricey horseflesh. Newcomers are rarely welcomed; horses are expected to have long and impressive pedigrees.These are worlds of class and prestige and wealth. That is one reason why the story of Snowman, the top show jumper of 1958 and 1959, captured the interest of so many people. Snowman had no pedigree — […]

  • People Sink To Depths They Could Never Have Believed In “Starve”

    People Sink To Depths They Could Never Have Believed In “Starve”

    September 27, 2016 — Three young people, in search of an urban legend, find themselves quickly becoming part of the story — in ways they could not have imagined.Beck (Bobby Campo) wants to create a graphic novel out of an urban legend about “sinkers,” feral children who live in the sinkholes that have popped up in Florida. He travels to the area with his girlfriend, Candace (Mariah Bonner), and his brother Jiminey (Dave Davis), believing that this is the story that will […]

  • “The New York Times” Describes The Fascination Of Mr. Spock As The Ultimate Outsider

    “The New York Times” Describes The Fascination Of Mr. Spock As The Ultimate Outsider

    September 27, 2016 — In reviewing the acclaimed documentary For the Love of Spock, The New York Times describes the character as “Spock: Half-Vulcan. Half-Human. All Outsider Role Model.”The character, as seen in the original Star Trek television series and in many of the subsequent movies, was portrayed by Leonard Nimoy. Spock became one of the most beloved characters ever seen on television.The documentary, created by Adam Nimoy (son of Leonard Nimoy) and Leonard Nimoy before his death last year, […]

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  • A Man Is Forced To Confront His Past When His Life Spirals Out Of Control In “Steel”

    A Man Is Forced To Confront His Past When His Life Spirals Out Of Control In “Steel”

    September 26, 2016 — Daniel’s life looks perfect from the outside.A television journalist, he appears to have everything under control.But on the inside, Daniel knows something is wrong. Deeply depressed, he can no longer pretend that he can handle things — and once the panic attacks start, he knows he has to do something to regain his footing.Realizing he must confront his past, Daniel figures out a way to come to terms with his issues. A younger man guides him through […]

  • “Harry & Snowman” Is A Heart-Warming Story That’s Too Good To Be True — Except It Is

    “Harry & Snowman” Is A Heart-Warming Story That’s Too Good To Be True — Except It Is

    September 26, 2016 — We root for the underdog. The little guy, the average Joe, who goes up against the rich and powerful and beats them at their own game. Unfortunately, it doesn’t happen that often. But Snowman was just such an underdog, even if he didn’t know it.Harry deLeyer was a Dutch immigrant who had come to America in 1950. He became a riding instructor on Long Island, settled down and started a family. In 1956, he decided to go to a horse […]

  • Remembering The Dutch Who Resisted The Nazis In World War II

    Remembering The Dutch Who Resisted The Nazis In World War II

    September 23, 2016 — Holland, which had ties to Germany, had maintained neutrality during World War I. In recognition of that fact, in 1940, during the early days of World War II, Germany made an announcement to assure the Dutch that it would not invade Holland.Later that same day the invasion began.The Dutch had once again made serious efforts to remain neutral during the build-up of the war; the Dutch population was undoubtedly in denial concerning Germany’s intentions. Dutch Resistance to the war […]

  • “Band Of Robbers” Gives Us A New Take On Huckleberry Finn And Tom Sawyer, Two Of American Literature’s Greatest Characters

    “Band Of Robbers” Gives Us A New Take On Huckleberry Finn And Tom Sawyer, Two Of American Literature’s Greatest Characters

    September 23, 2016 — Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) is on every list of the greatest books of American literature, often in the top spot.Even after all these years, it still seems to tap into the American psyche and experience. The characters and events of the novel make us understand ourselves better, which is undoubtedly one of the hallmarks of great literature. They resonate, capture our attention and remain unforgettable 132 years after the book was written. Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer are […]

  • A Teenaged Escort Must Decide On Her Future In “Walking The Halls”

    A Teenaged Escort Must Decide On Her Future In “Walking The Halls”

    September 22, 2016 — Pretty and young Casey (Caitlin Thompson, Crazy, Stupid Love), a high school senior, is having a rough time.She’s not one of the cool kids, her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend just dumped her in public, at school.After she causes a loud and emotional scene with her ex, she suddenly finds herself being befriended by some of the most popular girls in the school. Amber (Marie Avgeropoulos, Fugitive at 17), Taylor (Lindsay Taylor, Accused at 17) and Kylie (Arden Cho, […]

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  • “Harry & Snowman” Is The True Story Of A Good-Natured Plow Horse Who Takes On The Country’s Top Thoroughbreds To Become The Nation’s #1 Show-Jumper

    “Harry & Snowman” Is The True Story Of A Good-Natured Plow Horse Who Takes On The Country’s Top Thoroughbreds To Become The Nation’s #1 Show-Jumper

    September 22, 2016 — It  was something in the horse’s eyes.That’s what Harry deLeyer, a Dutch immigrant who came to America after World War II says about his first meeting with the horse he would later call Snowman. In 1956, deLeyer intended to buy a horse for his family, but a flat tire made him reach the auction too late — all of the “good” horses were gone, and the rest were loaded up on a truck that was heading […]

  • “Daddy” Is “…Nothing Short Of Miraculous”

    “Daddy” Is “…Nothing Short Of Miraculous”

    September 21, 2016 — Stew (Dan Via, Anyone But Me) is used to watching Colin (Gerald McCullouch, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) bring home young men all the time. After all, they’ve been best friends since college; now, decades later, Colin remains the uncommitted type.It has always been easy for Colin. Although he is now middle-aged, he is successful in a high-profile job, is in great shape and is still extremely attractive. Stew is definitely less successful on all of these fronts.That has never hurt […]

  • All These Dogs Needed Was A Second Chance

    All These Dogs Needed Was A Second Chance

    September 21, 2016 — Humans and dogs have had a mutual and loving bond since pre-history. In modern times, many dogs live as loved and secure members of a family, and they happily return that love.However, the pit bulls rescued from Michael Vick’s dog-fighting network were never treated like loving or cherished creatures. Dogs who lost in the ring were killed by hanging, drowning or electrocution; winning dogs learned that ferocity and viciousness were the only ways to stay alive. After they […]

  • A Woman’s Life Swirls Out Of Her Control In “Keeping Rosy”

    A Woman’s Life Swirls Out Of Her Control In “Keeping Rosy”

    September 20, 2016 — Keeping Rosy, is an intense, brilliantly acted neo-noir thriller.Maxine Peake (Criminal Justice) plays Charlotte, a successful businesswoman whose life swirls out of control when the board of directors at the company she has helped create denies her the promotion she has worked so hard for, and then fires her. In one day her world implodes. Her life, her self-image, her future are suddenly turned upside down.And that is just the beginning.In the midst of her turmoil she makes […]

  • The Special Director’s Edition Of The Acclaimed Documentary, “The Witness,” Is Available Today On DVD And Blu-Ray

    The Special Director’s Edition Of The Acclaimed Documentary, “The Witness,” Is Available Today On DVD And Blu-Ray

    September 20, 2016 — The acclaimed documentary, The Witness, is available today on DVD and Blu-ray.In 1964, 28-year old Kitty Genovese was killed near her apartment in Kew Gardens, Queens. She was stabbed to death at random by a sociopath. The crime would have been one more New York tragedy, forgotten by all but those intimately involved, except for an article that ran in The New York Times a few days later. It claimed that the murder took place over […]

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  • A Deranged Santa Slashes His Way Through A Town At Christmastime In The Blood-Soaked “All Through The House”

    A Deranged Santa Slashes His Way Through A Town At Christmastime In The Blood-Soaked “All Through The House”

    October 4, 2016 — Ho, ho, ho. The holidays are almost here.Rachel comes home from college for her Christmas break, anticipating the usual holiday issues — bad eggnog, too many relatives, prying neighbors and the 12 days of boredom. But her holiday will take an unexpected and horrible turn when a psychopath dressed up as Santa starts terrorizing the town by killing his victims with a pair of hedge clippers.This is not the first time the town got its share of terror and tragedy. Years […]

  • “Jim: The James Foley Story” Wins Emmy®-Award for Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

    “Jim: The James Foley Story” Wins Emmy®-Award for Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

    September 19, 2016 —  Jim: The James Foley Story was recognized as one of the top documentary films of the year at the 2016 Emmy® Awards ceremonies, winning the award for “Exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking.” Jim is a powerful memoir of a man whose death became a symbol of international terrorism: Many Americans remember with horror the image of a young American man, dressed in an orange jumpsuit, reading an anti-American diatribe just before an ISIS terrorist beheads him. It was 2014, and it […]

  • You Will Be Happy To Spend Your Holidays At The Native American Ski Resort In “Christmas In The Clouds”

    You Will Be Happy To Spend Your Holidays At The Native American Ski Resort In “Christmas In The Clouds”

    September 16, 2016 — It is rare that holiday cheer is actually this cheery.Christmas in the Clouds is a heart-warming romantic comedy set in a Utah ski resort that is owned and run by Native Americans.  Joe Clouds on Fire (Sam Vlahos), the owner, has been using an online dating service to connect with a woman; Tina Pisati (Mariana Tosca), whose last name is Little Hawk, is arriving to spend the holiday at the resort. The only problem is that when Joe described […]

  • Acclaimed Documentary “Silicon Cowboys,” About The Early Days Of Personal Computers, Opens Theatrically Today To Glowing Reviews

    Acclaimed Documentary “Silicon Cowboys,” About The Early Days Of Personal Computers, Opens Theatrically Today To Glowing Reviews

    September 16, 2016 — The acclaimed documentary Silicon Cowboys opens today.The film chronicles a time when most people did not have personal computers — and when a portable computer was the size of a medium-sized suitcase. During those early days, there was one computer giant — IBM — and every other computer company was a pipsqueak. But three men, Rod Canion, Bill Murto and Jim Harris, decided to take on the giant, and nearly succeeded in besting it. Their company, Compaq Computers, […]

  • “18 Fingers Of Death” Spoofs Martial Arts Movies And Stars

    “18 Fingers Of Death” Spoofs Martial Arts Movies And Stars

    September 15, 2016 — 18 Fingers of Death is a satire of all of the martial arts movies that the director, James Lew, has spent his life inhabiting.Lew has acted in and done the stunts for more than 80 films over the course of his career, and has performed as a stunt double in many more. He has more credits than most A-list stars, yet many people, including those who go to martial arts movies, may not recognize him or […]

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  • “’Silicon Cowboys’” Feels Like A Suspense Thriller” — The “San Francisco Chronicle”

    “’Silicon Cowboys’” Feels Like A Suspense Thriller” — The “San Francisco Chronicle”

    September 15, 2016 — The reviews for Silicon Cowboys, the acclaimed documentary about the early days of Compaq Computers, have been terrific.The San Francisco Chronicle raves, “Although we know the outcome, “Silicon Cowboys” feels like a suspense thriller. This documentary, directed by Berkeley’s Jason Cohen, recounts how Compaq took on behemoth IBM in a battle for personal computer supremacy. Think of it as AMC’s “Halt and Catch Fire” without the women or even HBO’s “Silicon Valley” with a mostly Texas setting.Compaq […]

  • “Hidden In The Woods” Will Shock Even The Most Jaded Viewers

    “Hidden In The Woods” Will Shock Even The Most Jaded Viewers

    September 14, 2016 — Extreme horror, certainly not for the faint of heart.Hidden in the Woods, a 2012 Chilean thriller directed by Patricio Valladares, is sure to shock even the horror fans who like their movies on the rough side.Two sisters and their deformed brother/son have been hidden away in the deserted countryside by a sadistic, depraved father who has kept them from interacting with the rest of society. But after the father gets into a bloody, horrifying fight with police, the children are left […]

  • Acclaimed Documentary “Silicon Cowboys” Depicts A Time When Most People Had Never Worked On A Computer

    Acclaimed Documentary “Silicon Cowboys” Depicts A Time When Most People Had Never Worked On A Computer

    September 14, 2016 — Back in the dark ages — in the early 1980s — there existed a world in which everyone did not have a personal, portable computer. Those were the days when IBM ruled the computer landscape. No other company could compete with them — they were powerful and mighty.But an insignificant company dared to challenge and threaten IBM’s authority. They were called Compaq, and the rulers of this upstart company believed that they could create a better, more portable […]

  • People Permit Themselves To Be Tortured And Abused For The Sake Of Participating In “The Blackout Experiments”

    People Permit Themselves To Be Tortured And Abused For The Sake Of Participating In “The Blackout Experiments”

    September 13, 2016, 2016 — For these men and women, Blackout is not a game.It is a psycho-sexual experience with a horror component. It is individually tailored to each person’s unique fears. During the sessions, which those involved have chosen to take part in — and for which they pay a fee — they are systematically abused and tortured, both physically and emotionally.Sometimes these sessions take place in a controlled environment; sometimes they take place in the participant’s own home. Waivers signed before […]

  • “Harry & Snowman” Is The Award-Winning Documentary About The Cinderella Horse Who Won Against All Odds

    “Harry & Snowman” Is The Award-Winning Documentary About The Cinderella Horse Who Won Against All Odds

    September 13, 2016 — In Holland, during World War II, Harry deLeyer spent his youth helping his father, who worked for the resistance, hide and deliver Jews out of Nazi-occupied Holland. After the war ended, Harry was sponsored by an American family whose son was killed during the war, and who was buried on the deLeyer farm. This enabled him to bring his wife to America in 1950. He became a riding instructor at an expensive girls’ boarding school. He had […]

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  • “Marilyn Monroe Declassified” Gives Evidence Showing That The Blonde Bombshell Was Murdered

    “Marilyn Monroe Declassified” Gives Evidence Showing That The Blonde Bombshell Was Murdered

    September 12, 2016 — She was the ultimate blonde bombshell, the reigning sex symbol of the late 1940s and 1950s. Her career as a top star lasted only a decade, but she remains a cultural icon.Despite her short career, Marilyn Monroe is listed as the 6th greatest female movie star of all time by the American Film Institute.Her death in 1962 at the age of 36 has long been a source of controversy. It was claimed at the time of […]

  • “Silicon Cowboys” Recalls The Early Days Of Portable Computers — And The Start-Up Company That Took On IBM

    “Silicon Cowboys” Recalls The Early Days Of Portable Computers — And The Start-Up Company That Took On IBM

    September 12, 2016 — Back in 1982, IBM was unquestionably the largest and most powerful tech company in the world. So how did three former mid-level Texas Industries employees start a company that would, ultimately, take on the tech giant, and win — at least for a while?Having come up with an idea for a personal, portable computer, they relied on loans from a bank to start Compaq Computers. And while no one thought they could dent IBM’s armor, they […]

  • “Who’s Your Monkey” Is An Award-Winning Bromance Comedy

    “Who’s Your Monkey” Is An Award-Winning Bromance Comedy

    September 9, 2016 — These four guys have been friends forever. And they’re all going through hard times at the same time.Bobby (Jason London, Dazed and Confused) lost his girlfriend a couple of years ago and hasn’t recovered; Laith (Scott Michael Campbell, Brokeback Mountain) has a girlfriend he knows is too good for him; Hutto (David DeLuise, Abner the Invisible Dog) has a wife who seems to be permanently pregnant. And Mark cannot afford the insurance he needs to practice medicine, so […]

  • The Special Director’s Edition Of “Five Nights In Maine,” Maris Curran’s Stunning Directorial Debut, Is Available For Pre-Order

    The Special Director’s Edition Of “Five Nights In Maine,” Maris Curran’s Stunning Directorial Debut, Is Available For Pre-Order

    September 9, 2016 — Five Nights in Maine, Maris Curran’s stunning feature directorial debut, is available for pre-order on Blu-ray and DVD.The stellar cast includes David Oyelowo (Selma) as Sherwin, a new widower, whose grief propels him to make the acquaintance of his mother-in-law Lucinda (2-time Academy Award®-winner Dianne Wiest, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Bird Cage). Lucinda and her daughter — Sherwin’s wife — were estranged and Sherwin had never met this imperious, angry and cancer-stricken women, who expected to die […]

  • Is It Paranoia, Or Should She Be Afraid?

    Is It Paranoia, Or Should She Be Afraid?

    September 8, 2016 — When is paranoia a sign of mental illness, and when is it a means of self-preservation?Leah and June have just moved into a new apartment in a Brooklyn brownstone with their toddler Lyle. Leah (Gaby Hoffmann, Girls, Field of Dreams) is pregnant and is more involved in setting up their new home than June (Ingrid Jungermann, Women Who Kill), who works outside of the home for many hours a week. And Leah’s sense that there might be […]

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  • Live Long And Prosper: Today Is The 50th Anniversary Of The First Appearance Of “Star Trek: The Original Series” On Television

    Live Long And Prosper: Today Is The 50th Anniversary Of The First Appearance Of “Star Trek: The Original Series” On Television

    September 8, 2016 —  It is the fiftieth anniversary of the cultural phenomenon Star Trek. The first regular episode (The Man Trap) of Star Trek: The Original Series aired on Thursday, September 8, 1966.It would only last for three seasons (79 episodes). But the show became a cult hit through reruns; it would develop a rabid and massive fan base which would spawn sequel series, massively popular big budget movies, toys, video games, merchandise, and books. Star Trek became one of the most popular franchises in film […]

  • Enjoy A Delightful Family Reunion With “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait”

    Enjoy A Delightful Family Reunion With “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: A Family Portrait”

    September 7, 2016 — When it was first released in 1974,  Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was considered to be so violent that several countries banned it. It is often mentioned as one of the most frightening films ever made; the original film was both reviled and highly praised by critics. Stephen King called it a work of “…“cataclysmic terror.” Ridley Scott called it one of the inspirations for Alien. Its influences have been seen in the Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises. It […]

  • “Super Dimensional Fortress Macross” Is The Predecessor Of The Anime Super Hit “Robotech”

    “Super Dimensional Fortress Macross” Is The Predecessor Of The Anime Super Hit “Robotech”

    September 7, 2016 — Before there was Robotech, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross began the story of the survivors of a global war and a devastating alien attack.This Japanese anime series is the first of three that ran on Japanese television, beginning in 1982. They were so popular they would later be turned into Robotech. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, begins the story. An alien spaceship crashes on Earth. Humans work for ten years to reverse-engineer the ship and its systems, both of which are […]

  • “Big Voice,” ” My Father’s Vietnam,” “Fursonas” And “Buddymoon” Are Available Today

    “Big Voice,” ” My Father’s Vietnam,” “Fursonas” And “Buddymoon” Are Available Today

    September 6, 2016 — Four great movies are available today.Big Voice is a documentary chronicling a year in the life of Jeffe Huls, the inspiring choir director at Santa Monica High School. It chronicles his efforts to shape 32 teenagers — kids dealing with family issues, overwhelming workloads, ego problems, social pressures and homelessness — into a choir group whose voices can blend together in 13th-century choral music. In My Father’s Vietnam, Soren Sorenson documents his father’s Vietnam experience, which was permanently shaped by […]

  • “White Girl” Opens Theatrically To The Highest U.S. Per-Screen Average Over The Labor Day Weekend

    “White Girl” Opens Theatrically To The Highest U.S. Per-Screen Average Over The Labor Day Weekend

    September 6, 2016 —  Deadline Hollywood declares, “The weekend’s highest PTA generator was FilmRise’s launch of director Elizabeth Wood’s Sundance 2016 drama White Girl, starring [actress Morgan Saylor, best-known as Homeland‘s] Dana Brody. The feature bowed in three locations, grossing $36K, averaging $12K for the three-day. FilmRise estimates its four-day take at $44K ($14,666 PTA).“[We are] very pleased with the opening of the film, where it sold out to enthusiastic audiences in New York City,” commented FilmRise CEO Danny Fisher Sunday morning. […]

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  • Three Friends Are Surprised to Discover That “Cougar Hunting” Can Be Dangerous

    Three Friends Are Surprised to Discover That “Cougar Hunting” Can Be Dangerous

    September 2, 2016 — No question, these guys have a great plan.Disappointed by both the romantic and professional opportunities of their hometown, three 20-something men decide to take themselves off to Aspen, Colorado, in order to hook up with — and be supported by — hot older women who want to date younger men. What could go wrong?Tyler (Matt Prokop, High School Musical 3), Dick (Randy Wayne, Honey 2) and Tom (Jareb Dauplaise, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) head off to […]

  • “White Girl,” One Of The Most Divisive Films Of The Year, Opens Theatrically Today

    “White Girl,” One Of The Most Divisive Films Of The Year, Opens Theatrically Today

    September 2, 2016 — The wait is over. Elizabeth Wood’s hotly anticipated directorial debut, White Girl, opens theatrically today.The controversial film was one of the most talked-about movies at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.The sexy, provocative, explosive film remains a hot-button subject, a must-see, love-it-or-hate-it movie.The film explores the world of Leah (Morgan Saylor, Homeland), a college sophomore whose life in New York becomes a search for thrills in the forms of sex, drugs, partying with a thoughtlessness that shows no […]

  • Neil Patrick Harris Stars In A Torn-From-Real-Life Tragedy

    Neil Patrick Harris Stars In A Torn-From-Real-Life Tragedy

    September 1, 2016 — It’s every parent’s nightmare. A call comes in, with horrible news: your child has been in an accident. This is the scenario faced by Steve Thompson’s real-life family. On Halloween night, 1988, Thompson, a popular 17-year old high school jock, was driving home from a party when a drunk driver hit him. When Steve’s parents reached the scene, he was unable to recognize them.This is just the beginning of the drama that would confront the Thompson family. Steve, who had a severe […]

  • The Wait Is Over: The Hotly Divisive And Eagerly Anticipated Film “White Girl” Opens Theatrically Tomorrow

    The Wait Is Over: The Hotly Divisive And Eagerly Anticipated Film “White Girl” Opens Theatrically Tomorrow

    September 1, 2016 — Elizabeth Wood’s critically acclaimed film White Girl, opens theatrically tomorrow.Reviews have been remarkable.Esquire:“Elizabeth Wood’s party-monster rager of a film made much of this year’s lineup look anemic. A phenomenal, no-holds-barred Morgan Saylor lets it rip as a messy, coke-snorting, drug-dealing young woman who has no clue what the hell she’s doing or who she’s hurting in New York, yet gets away with it because, well, she’s a white girl. The fact that it was one of […]

  • “The Boxer And The Bombshell” Combines A Film Noir Sensibility With Cinematic Beauty

    “The Boxer And The Bombshell” Combines A Film Noir Sensibility With Cinematic Beauty

    August 31, 2016 — The Boxer and the Bombshell (aka The Tender Hook) brings a new sensibility and cinematic beauty to a classic film noir set up.In 1920s Australia, McHeath (Hugo Weaving, The Matrix, The Key Man) is a boxing promoter/thug with an ethereally lovely girlfriend, Iris (Rose Byrne, X- Men: First Class, Wicker Park). Iris becomes interested in Art (Matthew Le Nevez, Peaches), a young boxer working for McHeath, at around the same time that she begins to tire of her boyfriend’s violent […]

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  • A Son Documents His Father’s Experience In “My Father’s Vietnam”

    A Son Documents His Father’s Experience In “My Father’s Vietnam”

    August 30, 2016 — When Soren Sorensen was ten years old, his father, Peter, took him to Washington, D.C., where he saw his father trace the names of two men off of Maya Lin’s Vietnam War Memorial. Then he watched in astonishment as the usually stoic Peter’s eyes filled with tears.Peter Sorensen had served in Vietnam. The names he traced belonged to two men he had served with, neither of whom survived the war.Soren Sorensen set out to try to understand his […]

  • “Wrath Of The Crows” Is A Gothic Horror Tale Set In A Brutal Prison

    “Wrath Of The Crows” Is A Gothic Horror Tale Set In A Brutal Prison

    August 30, 2016 — This is a jail you definitely do not want to find yourself in.Prisoners wake up in dank, horrible cells, unsure how they got there. The guards torment them at will. Prisoners are not certain which crimes got them sent to jail or what their actual sentences are. Eventually it becomes clear that they all belong in this horrible place. These people have committed serious offenses, and the judgements levied against their crimes have been severe.Somewhere is the judge, a mysterious creature who gets to […]

  • Critics Agree: Morgan Saylor Is Extraordinary In “White Girl,” Director Elizabeth Wood’s Remarkable Feature Debut

    Critics Agree: Morgan Saylor Is Extraordinary In “White Girl,” Director Elizabeth Wood’s Remarkable Feature Debut

    August 30, 2016 — There is little question that White Girl, director Elizabeth Wood’s explosive film, is making a major star out of actress Morgan Saylor.Rolling Stone called Saylor one of the year’s break-out stars. “There are so many remarkable things about Saylor’s ferocious lead performance in White Girl that it’s hard to know where to begin. Obliterating whatever assumptions you might have from watching her on Homeland, the 21-year-old plays a fresh-faced college sophomore named Leah who moves to Queens, falls […]

  • A Long-Term Relationship Is Tested And Questioned In The Emotionally Complex “Like You Mean It”

    A Long-Term Relationship Is Tested And Questioned In The Emotionally Complex “Like You Mean It”

    August 29, 2016 — Mark and Jonah’s three-year long relationship is challenged after Mark’s father dies and Mark’s spiraling depression pushes him into therapy. Jonah suggests anti-depressants, but Mark’s continuing issues force him to confront his demons and re-evaluate all of the elements of his life he has been taking for granted.Among those elements is his relationship with Jonah.The arrival of Mark’s estranged sister puts more pressure on his relationship until he begins to question whether he still feels the love for […]

  • NME Calls ‘White Girl’ “2016’s Most Controversial Film;” “Nylon” Calls It A “Hyper-Real, Unflinching Portrait Of Teen Recklessness”

    NME Calls ‘White Girl’ “2016’s Most Controversial Film;” “Nylon” Calls It A “Hyper-Real, Unflinching Portrait Of Teen Recklessness”

    August 29, 2016 — There’s no question about it, people feel strongly about Elizabeth Wood’s  debut movie White Girl — one way of the other.NME said of the film “When the trailer for White Girl landed in July, it was clear that when the full film arrives later this year, the Helen Lovejoys [from The Simpsons] of the world will be clamouring for everyone to please think of the children. It’s drawn comparisons to 1995’s notorious teen drama Kids and looks set to […]

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  • Everyone Is A Little Off In “And They’re Off,” The Race Track “Mockumentary” That Will Keep You Laughing

    Everyone Is A Little Off In “And They’re Off,” The Race Track “Mockumentary” That Will Keep You Laughing

    August 26, 2016 — In And They’re Off, Dusty Sanders (Sean Astin, Lord of the Rings) is a horse trainer who, lately, cannot win a race. Or keep a girlfriend. Which is a double issue in this case. His ex, Dee (Cheri Oteri, SNL), is also his jockey.His losing streak has lasted for eighteen months, so his horses have been farmed out to luckier trainers, and Dusty is facing serious trouble. But, out of nowhere, a bit of luck falls into his lap. He meets […]

  • Watch The First Trailer For The Acclaimed Documentary “Silicon Cowboys”

    Watch The First Trailer For The Acclaimed Documentary “Silicon Cowboys”

    August 26, 2016 — There was a time when most people had never used a personal, portable computer.Back in the 1980s, when IBM was the only big player in the industry, a small, upstart company almost ran away with the field. Compaq, a company started by three middle management nerds from Texas Instruments, came up with a computer that did everything the IBM computers could not.It worked with the IBM software (amazingly, IBM computers couldn’t), it was relatively portable — […]

  • “Ken Burns — The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” Celebrates The Great Natural Beauties Of America On The 100th Anniversary Of The National Park Service

    “Ken Burns — The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” Celebrates The Great Natural Beauties Of America On The 100th Anniversary Of The National Park Service

    August 25, 2016 — Americans are free to disagree about anything and everything — it’s part of our heritage — but one thing we can all generally agree on is that America is a beautiful country. The earliest settlers must have been astonished to discover what the Native Americans already knew — the land we now call America has a wealth of natural resources and beauties that many countries can only dream of.One way to remember some of the most remarkable physical […]

  • FilmRise Announces The Acquisition Of The Award-Winning Drama, “From Nowhere”

    FilmRise Announces The Acquisition Of The Award-Winning Drama, “From Nowhere”

    August 25, 2016 — FilmRise has acquired the exclusive North American rights to From Nowhere, the winner of the Narrative Spotlight audience award at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. Matthew Newton (Queen of the Damned) directed the drama which tells the story of three undocumented teenagers from the Bronx who need to get papers in order to stay in the country. They are forced to deal with the American legal system, their illegal status and graduation from high school. Newton cowrote with […]

  • In “Fursonas,” The Furry Community Tells Its Members To Accept Themselves For Who They Are — And Also To Accept Those Who Are Different From Them

    In “Fursonas,” The Furry Community Tells Its Members To Accept Themselves For Who They Are — And Also To Accept Those Who Are Different From Them

    August 24, 2016 — Most people have trouble understanding the popularity of furry fandom. Creating fictional human-like personas for furry (already fictional) characters does not appeal to the majority of people.Neither does designing, assembling and dressing up in furry costumes.But for some, it is an important element of their lives. For them, choosing to dress up as animals — usually one particular animal whose features and personality have been created with care — is a form of self-expression which gives pleasure and […]

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