The current wave of screen musicals – from Moulin Rouge! and Chicago to Les Misérables and Into the Woods — favors the grand and the splashy, but there’s no rule that says the genre has to include towering sets and hundreds of backup dancers. For a more stripped-down but still potent musical, check out the bittersweet romance The Last Five Years (Anchor… Continue reading DVD Obscura: The New Indie and International Movies You Need to Watch
Jurassic World: As Jurassic World prepares to unleash a new breed of dinosaur upon mankind, it’s time to take a closer look at how its other dino-tastic creatures have been brought up to date. Visit the attraction’s official site to see all the dinosaurs, plus a lot more, in advance of its June 22 bow in theaters. [Jurassic World via… Continue reading Movie News: See New 'Jurassic World' Dinosaurs; Kristen Stewart Joins Michelle Williams in Indie Drama
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