As we inch ever so closer to the end of 2014, our movie-lovin’ minds begin looking ahead at 2015. Many of next year’s critically acclaimed, awards worthy movies will debut at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and now that the festival has released their entire slate — including, most notably, their competition, midnight, and premieres lineups — we’re getting a nice eyeful… Continue reading 2015 Sundance Film Festival: See the Indie Movies Everyone Will Be Talking About Next Year
“Hard Drive” is a tough, challenging Independent Canadian film from veteran filmmaker William D. (Bill) MacGillivray. A recent recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Visual and Media arts, the Genie-nominated filmmaker has been crafting feature and documentary film for over 30 years.
With a story about young love between two people with troubled pasts, MacGillivray chose Laura Slade Wiggins… Continue reading Laura Slade Wiggins Delves Deep in Raw Indie 'Hard Drive'
It racked up lots of buzz on the film festival circuit, and now Cheap Thrills (Drafthouse Films) makes it to DVD for those who missed its theatrical run earlier this year. This exceedingly dark comedy follows two old pals (played by Pat Healy and Ethan Embry) who find themselves pushed by economic circumstances into accepting increasingly dangerous and degrading bets and dares from… Continue reading DVD Obscura: The Indie and International Movies You Should Watch This Month
Whether by accident or by design, every film festival tends to stumble onto a trend or two. At this year’s SXSW, the big trend was time travel. Three films that played the festival dealt with characters jumping through time for reasons both selfish and selfless, which each movie tackling their shared genre in a completely different way.
But why time travel? As you watch The Infinite Man, Predestination and… Continue reading Indie Sci-Fi Alert: Time Travel Was Big at SXSW Thanks to 'The Infinite Man,' 'Predestination,' and 'Premature'