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A Beautiful Now

A Beautiful Now

A Beautiful Now is a compendium of every indie movie cliché about unhappy, confused twenty-somethings. It’s the kind of movie where one character says, “Why do you hate Read More

The Break-In

The Break-In

Everyone knows about big Hollywood releases like Batman v Superman  and Zootopia. And many people are aware that the independent scene provides lower-budget, buzz-worthy titles like Everybody Wants Some!! and My Name is Read More

A Country Called Home

A Country Called Home

A troubled, directionless young person is forced by tragedy to return to their hometown (or some other remote location), where quirky relatives and new acquaintances unknowingly Read More

Forsaken

Forsaken

Westerns were once a dime a dozen, but they’ve become less common in recent years. One reason for this is surely the fact that there are only so Read More

Krampus

Krampus

In folklore, the Krampus is kind of an anti-Santa Claus – a horned, hoofed creature that comes around every yuletide season to punish the children who Read More

Youth

Youth

Youth has something to say, but that something is pretty obvious, and so the film dresses it up in a lot of self-satisfied artiness. The approach is Read More

War Room

War Room

Alex and Stephen Kendrick are the Joel and Ethan Coen of the Christian movie scene. The brothers made a name for themselves with the independent faith-based Read More

The Rewrite

The Rewrite

The Rewrite marks the fourth collaboration between writer/director Marc Lawrence and star Hugh Grant. Okay, so they aren’t exactly Scorsese and De Niro. They’ve never delivered Read More

Black or White

Black or White

Mike Binder is a filmmaker interested in telling stories about identifiable people dealing with identifiable problems. In films such as The Upside of Anger, Indian Summer, and Reign Over Me, Read More

Frank

Frank

Frank is a movie so bizarre and strange that it’s practically a miracle it got made at all. Aside from its eccentric subject matter, the film keeps Read More

The Mule

The Mule

The Mule is the only movie I can remember seeing where suspense is built by making you wonder whether a man will have a bowel movement. Read More