Indie Review: Ekaj

Ekaj deals with hard material and stark revelations. One of its most powerful scenes comes towards the movie’s close, as we see the titular character on the floor, high with heroine, sweaty, disheveled, in pain. It cuts to images of his father, telling him in no unclear terms that he could deal with anything, drug […]

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1975 Review: Death Race 2000

Death Race 2000 is one of those films that’s eluded me my whole life. I remember seeing a poster for it about a decade back in a burrito shop that decorated with retro timepieces. It’s tagline, “In the year 2000, hit and run driving is no longer a crime. It’s the NATIONAL SPORT!” glares out […]

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People Review

People is an independent film written and directed by Shane McGoey involving six character vignettes that are woven together, attempting to tell a larger story. It’s a filmmaker’s film and a director’s film, and a movie that celebrates closely focused and dialogue-heavy scenes. It’s heady, in an introspective way, attempting to dissect its characters’ motives […]

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Guest Review – A Quiet Place

Playing our nerves and frequently our imaginations, horror movies, when done right, can set the tone. And if films like Jaws made us afraid to go in the water, A Quiet Place John Krasinski’s latest film, will make you afraid to utter a sound. The film, produced with a budget of $7M, had an impressive Box Office […]

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