Starring: Barbara Loden, Michael Higgins, Dorothy Shupenes Director: Barbara Loden In a coal mining town in Pennysylvania, Wanda (Loden) wanders through life, numbing her despair with alcohol and one night stands. She sleeps on her sisters couch and drifts through temporary employment. When she meets a man in a bar, she willingly heads home with… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Wanda (1971)
Starring: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine Director: Michael O'Shea Milo is a quiet, anti-social teen who is obsessed with vampire lore. He lives in a crappy apartment block where he's bullied by the local thugs and lives with his ex-military brother, who spends most of his time watching TV. His parents are both dead. But Milo's… Continue reading The Transfiguration (2016)
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell Director: Nacho Vigalondo Gloria (Hathaway) is a barely functioning alcoholic and sometime writer who lives with her handsome British boyfriend in New York. When he tires of her behavior, he kicks her out, she decides to move back to her old home town to try to get herself… Continue reading Colossal (2016)
If you're into movie podcasts or independent films, you may have already heard of Fable Forest Films (thefableforest.com). They're a group of indie film makers from Waterloo in ON, Canada, and they also host a really interesting podcast about film making called First Frames First. I wanted to share some of their work with you,… Continue reading Fable Forest Films: I Was A Greenhouse and Bickerman’s Grove
Starring: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga Director: Hector Babenco Two men in a South American prison survive their desperate days together by sharing the story from an old film seen before they were captured. Molina is a kind hearted gay man with a secret, and Valentin is a idealistic, uptight political prisoner, tortured for… Continue reading 105 Must See Films: Kiss Of The Spiderwoman (1985)
Watching Longmire on Netflix this week, I noticed a big push for a film called Beasts of No Nation. It made me curious, why were they pushing this film? It seems pretty dark, following the story of a child soldier in an unnamed African country, and sporting the name of Cary Joji Fukanaga, who was involved… Continue reading Netflix Creates Controversy: The changing face of film distribution and why it’s exciting times for film makers.