Saturday, May 20, 2017

THE HORDE (2009)



Directed By: Yannick Dahan & Benjamin Docher
Written By: Arnaud Bordas, Stephane Moissakas, Yannick Dahan & Benjamin Docher 
Script Consultant: Nicolas Peufaillit 
Cinematography By: Julien Meurice 
Editor: Dimitri Amar 

Cast: Eriq Ebouaney, Claude Perron, Jean-Pierre Martins, Aurelien Recoing, Doudou Masta 


A posse of crooked cops, malevolent gangsters and a horde of walking dead are the centre point of this gruesome, tight, action packed, claustrophobic tale of retribution and escape. Penned like animals, on the top floor of a deserted high-rise block, these two opposing gangs find that they are not alone in the lair of bloodthirsty corridors of death. Joining forces to survive, they must reach ground level together or perish.

Friday, May 19, 2017

FEAR, INC (2016)



Directed By: Vincent Masciale 
Written By: Luke Barnett 
Cinematography By: Shan Liljestrand 
Editor: Angela Trivino 

Cast: Lucas Neff, Chris Marquette, Abigail Breslin, Richard Riehle, Leslie Jordan, Patrick Renna, Mark Moses, Caitlin Stasey, Stephanie Drake, Naomi Grossman, David Ury, Marlon Young, Ronnie Gene Blevins 

Fear, Inc. follows a company of degenerates who can be hired for a premium to bring your greatest fears to life. But when horror junkie Joe Foster's customized scare seemingly begins, he and his friends must decide if this company is there to scare them or make them pawns in their own sick game.


CLINGER (2015)



Directed By: Michael Steves 
Written By: Michael Steves, Bubba Fish & Gabi Chennisi 
Cinematography By: Gabi Chennisi 
Editor: Bubba Fish 

Cast: Vincent Martella, Jennifer Laporte, Julia Aks, Alicia Monet Caldwell, Debbie Rochon, Lisa Wilcox, Taylor Clift 


Fern Petersen, a driven high school senior, has her life turned upside down when her overly affectionate boyfriend, Robert Klingher, dies in an embarrassing accident. When Robert returns from the dead as a love-sick ghost, he tries to reunite with Fern - only to have his heart broken. As Robert plots to kill Fern so they can be together forever, Fern will have to fight to stay in the world of the living. Clinger is a blood-soaked coming of age story about the horrors of first love.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

OUIJA: ORIGIN OF EVIL (2016)



Edited & Directed By: Mike Flanagan 
Written By: Mike Flanagan & Jeff Howard 
Based on Characters Created By: Juliet Snowden & Stiles White 
Cinematography By: Michael Fimognari 
Music By: The Newton Brothers 

Cast: Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser, Henry Thomas, Lulu Wilson, Parker Mack, Halle Charlton, Doug Jones, Sam Anderson, Ele Keats, Eve Gordon, Kate Sigel 


In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her 2 daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business, inviting an evil presence into their home.

 *Please note that some trivia and facts have been republished from imdb among other sources In this review

Saturday, May 13, 2017

YOGA HOSERS (2016)



Written, Edited & Directed By: Kevin Smith 
Cinematography By: James Laxton 

Cast: Harley Quinn Smith, Lily Rose Depp, Johnny Depp, Justin Long, Sasheer Zamata, Tyler Posey, Adam Brody, Ashley Greene, Austin Butler, Tony Hale, Natasha Lyonne, Vanessa Paradis, Haley Joel Osmet, Genesis Rodriguez, Jason Mewes, Ralph Garman, Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, Kevin Conroy, Robert Kurtzman, Jack Depp, Jennifer Schwalbach Smith 


Two teenage yoga enthusiasts team up with a legendary man-hunter to battle with an ancient evil presence that is threatening their major party plans.

Friday, May 12, 2017

MY BOYFRIEND'S BACK (1993)



Directed By: Bob Balaban 
Written By: Dean Lorey 
Cinematography By: Mac Ahlberg 
Editor: Michael Jablow 

Cast: Andrew Lowery, Traci Lind, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Paul Dooley, Matthew Fox, Edward Herrmann, Mary Beth Hurt, Jay O. Sanders, Danny Zorn, Cloris Leachman, Matthew McCognahey 


Missy McCloud is the most beautiful girl in school and Johnny Dingle has been in love with her for years. One night, Johnny is killed trying to win her over, and soon he comes back from the dead, and wins Missy's heart

TEACHING MRS. TINGLE (1999)



Written & Directed By: Kevin Williamson 
Cinematography By: Jerzy Zielinski 
Editor: Debra Neil-Fisher 


Cast: Katie Holmes, Helen Mirren, Barry Watson, Marisa Couglin, Jeffrey Tambor, Michael McKean, Molly Ringwald, Vivica A. Fox, Liz Tauber 


Leigh Ann is salutatorian when she needs to be valedictorian to get her scholarship to Harvard. The only class she is worse than the leader in is history, taught by Mrs. Tingle, and the teacher hates her. When an attempt to get ahead in Mrs. Tingle's class goes awry, mayhem ensues and friendships, loyalties and trust are tested by the teacher's intricate mind-games.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (2016)




Directed By: Gareth Edwards 
Written By: Chris Weitz & Tony Gilroy 
Story By: John Knoll & Gary Whitta 
Based On Characters Created By: George Lucas 
Cinematography By: Greig Fraser 
Editor: John Gilroy, Colin Goudie & Jabez Olsson 


Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Forest Whitaker, Ben Mendelsohn, Jimmy Smits, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen, Win Jiang, Jonathan Aris, Ben Daniels 


All looks lost for the Rebellion against the Empire as they learn of the existence of a new super weapon, the Death Star. Once a possible weakness in its construction is uncovered, the Rebel Alliance must set out on a desperate mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The future of the entire galaxy now rests upon its success.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

STAR TREK BEYOND (2016)



Directed By: Justin Lin 
Written By: Simon Pegg & Doug Jung 
Based On Characters Created By: Gene Roddenberry 
Cinematography By: Stephen F. Windon 
Editor: Greg D’Auria, Dylan Highsmith, Kelly Matsumoto & Steven Sprung 

Cast: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Idris Elba, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho, Sofia Boutella, Lydia Wilson, Danny Pudi, Doug Jung

DESIERTO (2016)



Directed & Edited By: Jonas Cuaron 
Written By: Jonas Cuaron & Mateo Garcia 
Cinematography By: Damian Garcia 


Cast: Jeffrey Dean Morgan , Gael Garcia Bernal, Alondra Hidalgo, Marco Perez Lew Temple, Diego Catano 


A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken border patrol duties into his own racist hands.

ELVIS & NIXON (2016)



Directed By: Liza Johnson 
Written By: Joey Sagal, Hanala Sagal & Cary Elwes 
Cinematography By: Terry Stacey 
Editor: Sabine Hoffman & Michael Taylor 


Cast: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Johnny Knoxville, Alex Pettyfer, Colin Hanks, Evan Peters, Sky Ferreira, Tracy Letts, Tate Donovan, Ashley Benson, Ahna O’Reilly 


The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

KONG: SKULL ISLAND (2017)



Directed By: Jordan Vogt-Roberts 
Written By: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein & Derek Connolly 
Story By: John Gatins 
Based on the Character created By: Merian C.Cooper & Edgar Wallace 
Cinematography By: Larry Fong 
Editor: Richard Pearson 


Cast: Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John C. Reily, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, Toby Kebbell, Tian Jing, Thomas Mann, Richard Jenkins, Will Brittain 


A diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers unite to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.

Friday, April 28, 2017

HARLEM NIGHTS (1989)




Written & Directed By: Eddie Murphy 
Cinematography By: Woody Omens 
Editor: Alan Balsam & George Bowers 
Music By: Herbie Hancock 


Cast: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Danny Aiello, Michael Lerner, Jasmine Guy, Redd Foxx, Della Reese, Thomas Mikal Ford, Arsenio Hall, Miguel A. Nunez Jr., Lela Rochon, Stan Shaw, Berlinda Tolbert, Charlie Murphy, Robin Harris, Ray Murphy, David Marciano 


During the 1920s, a New York illegal gambling house owner and his associates must deal with strong competition, gangsters and corrupt cops in order to stay in business.

D.E.B.S. (2004)



Written, Edited & Directed By: Angela Robinson 
Cinematography By: M. David Mullen 


Cast: Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Meagan Goode, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Holland Taylor, Jessica Caulffiel, Geoff Stults, Scoot McNairy, Jenny Mollen, Aimee Garcia, Jennifer Carpenter 


Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S.

PRIVILIGE (1967)



Directed By: Peter Watkins 
Written By: Norman Bogner 
Story By: Johnny Speight 
Cinematography By: Peter Suschitzsky 
Editor: John Trumper 


Cast: Paul Jones, Jean Shrimpton, Mark London, William Job, Max Bacon, Jeremy Child, James Cossins 


Steven Shorter is the ultimate British music star. His music is listened to by everyone from pre-teens to grandparents. He has no trace of public bad habits or drug involvement. Everyone in Britain loves him. His handlers begin to use his popularity for projects like increasing the consumption of apples after a bumper crop as an aid to farmers. The handlers decide that Steven should support God and Country next. This leads to, among other things, a rock version of "Onward Christian Soldiers," and the inclusion of a Nazi salute to make it clear (to the viewer) how far the British population will be taken for love of God and Country under Steven's guidance. Steven is very plastic in his direction, shifting as his handlers point him toward new projects until he meets Vanessa Ritchie, an artist who makes him look at what's happening.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

LION (2016)




Directed By: Garth Davis 
Written By: Luke Davies 
Based on the Book “A LONG WAY HOME” By: Saroo Brierley 
Cinematography By: Greig Fraser 
Editor: Alexandre De Franceschi 

Cast: Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Sunny Pawar, David Wenham, Divian Ladwa 


In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban environment and too young to identify either himself or his home to the authorities, Saroo struggles to survive as a street child until he is sent to an orphanage. Soon, Saroo is selected to be adopted by the Brierley family in Tasmania, where he grows up in a loving, prosperous home. However, for all his material good fortune, Saroo finds himself plagued by his memories of his lost family in his adulthood and tries to search for them even as his guilt drives him to hide this quest from his adoptive parents and his girlfriend. Only when he has an epiphany does he realize not only the answers he needs, but also the steadfast love that he has always had with all his loved ones in both worlds.

Friday, April 21, 2017

SEED OF CHUCKY (2004)



Written & Directed By: Don Mancini 
Based On Characters Created By: Don Mancini 
Cinematography By: Vernon Layton 
Editor: Chris Dickens 


Cast: Jennifer Tilly, Redman, Hannah Spearritt, Brad Dourif, Jason Flemyng, Billy Boyd, John Waters 

Chucky and Tiffany are resurrected by their innocent son, Glen, and hit Hollywood, where a movie depicting the killer dolls' murder spree is underway.

MY FATHER DIE (2016)



Written & Directed by: Sean Brosnan 
Cinematography By: Marc Shap 
Editor: Joel Plotch, Quinn George & Jason Eric Perlman 


Cast: Joe Anderson, Gary Stretch, John Schneider, Kevin Gage, Candace Smith, Thomas Francis Murphy 


Deaf and mute since having his hearing knocked out at the age of 12, Asher has been training for almost two decades to avenge himself on Ivan, the man that killed his older brother, 21 years ago. And now that his nemesis is out of prison, he gets his chance. But Asher's target also happens to be his father.

GRIDLOCKED (2015)



Directed By: Allan Ungar 
Written By: Rob Robol & Allan Ungar 
Cinematography By: Pasha Patriki 
Editor: Allan Unger & Michael Lane 


Cast: Dominic Purcell, Cody Hackman, Danny Glover, Trish Stratus, Stephen Lang, Vinnie Jones 

 Former SWAT leader David Hendrix is down on his luck and has failed to receive medical clearance after taking a bullet on the job. Despite being highly trained and competent, his efforts have been reduced to routine tasks for the NYPD. As if things couldn't get any worse, he's been forced to babysit Brody Walker, a hard partying celebrity that's been sent on a mandatory ride along as part of his probation. Pampered and irritating, Walker is the last thing Hendrix needs. But all of that changes when a police training facility comes under attack by a team of ruthless mercenaries led by the mysterious Korver. Now, Hendrix and Walker must band together with the remaining survivors to fight back and keep the mercenaries from overtaking the compound.... if they don't kill each other first.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

WIN IT ALL (2017)



Directed & Edited By: Joe Swanberg 
Written By: Joe Swanberg & Jake Johnson 
Cinematography By: Eon Mora 


Cast: Jake Johnson, Joe Lo Truglio, Keegan Michael-Key, Aislinn Derbez, Steve Berg 


Eddie Garrett agrees to watch a duffel bag for an acquaintance who is heading to prison. When he discovers cash in the bag, he's unable to resist the temptation and winds up deeply in debt. When the prison release is shortened, Eddie suddenly has a small window of time to win all the money back.

Friday, April 14, 2017

MR. DEEDS (2002)


Directed By: Steven Brill 
Written By: Tim Herlihy 
Based On The Screenplay “Mr. Deeds Goes To Town” By: Robert Riskin 
Based on the Short Story “Opera Hat” By: Clarence Budington Keeland 
Cinematography By: Peter Lyons Collister 
Editor: Jeff Gourson 


Cast: Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, John Turturro, Conchata Ferrell, Peter Gallagher, Allen Covert, Jared Harris, Peter Dante, Harve Presnell, Steve Buscemi, J.B. Smoove, Blake Clark 

 A sweet-natured, small-town guy inherits a controlling stake in a media conglomerate and begins to do business his way.

SO I MARRIED AN AXE MURDERER (1993)



Directed By: Thomas Schlamme 
Written By: Robbie Fox 
Cinematography By: Julio Macat 
Editor: Colleen Halsey & Richard Halsey 


Cast: Mike Myers, Nancy Travis, Anthony LaPaglia, Brenda Fricker, Amanda Plummer, Charles Grodin, Phil Hartman, Steven Wright, Michael Richards, Greg Germann, Cynthia Frost, Debi Mazar, Matt Doherty, Fred Ornstein 


Charlie, a poet, hasn't had much luck with women, but then he meets Harriet, the girl of his dreams.. or is it his nightmares. Charlie begins to suspect that Harriet is Ms X, a woman who marries then kills her husbands.

THE CONEHEADS (1993)



Directed By: Steve Barron 
Written By: Tom Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Bonnie Turner & Terry Turner 
Cinematography By: Francis Kenny 
Editor: Paul Trejo 

Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtain, Michelle Burke, Chris Farley, David Spade, Michael McKean, Sinbad, Jason Alexander, Lisa Jane Persky, Julia Sweeney, Adam Sandler, Michael Richards, Tim Meadows, Eddie Griffin, Phil Hartman, Kevin Nealon, Jan Hooks, Garrett Morris, Ellen Degeneres, Parker Posey, Joey Lauren Adams, Whip Hubley 


Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

GIRLFRIEND'S DAY (2017)



Directed By: Michael Stephenson 
Written By: Eric Hoffman, Bob Odenkirk & Philip Zlotorynski 
Cinematography By: Richard Wong 
Editor: Terel Gibson 


Cast: Bob Odenkirk, Amber Tamblyn, Stacy Keach, Kevin O’Grady, Alex Karpovsky, Larry Fessenden, Rich Sommer, Natasha Lyonne, June Diane Raphael, Andy Richter, Toby Huss, Derek Waters, Steven Michael Quezada, Lauren Lapkus, Ed Begley Jr. 


In a city where greeting card writers are celebrated like movie stars, Romance writer Ray used to be the king. In trying to recapture the feelings that once made him the greatest, he gets entangled in a web of murder and deceit as writers vie to create the perfect card for a new holiday: Girlfriend's Day.

Friday, April 7, 2017

BY THE SEA (2015)



Written & Directed By: Angelina Jolie Pitt 
Cinematography By: Christian Berger 
Editor: Martin Pensa & Patricia Rommel 

Cast: Angelina Jolie Pitt, Brad Pitt, Melaine Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup, Richard Bohringer 

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.

DIVINES (2016)


Directed By: Houda Benyamina 
Written By: Houda Benyamina, Romain Compingt & Malik Rumeau 
Cinematography By: Julien Poupard 
Editor: Louic Lallemend & Vincent Tricon 

Cast: Oulaya Amamra, Deborah Lukumuena, Kevin Mishel, Jisca Kalvanda, Yasin Houicha, Majdouline Idrissi 

 A street teenager from a dysfunctional family from a banlieue (HLMs) in Paris comes across a young dancer who turns her life upside down.

CERTAIN WOMEN (2016)



Written, Edited & Directed By: Kelly Reichardt 
Based on Stories By: Malie Meloy 
Cinematography By: Christopher Blauvelt 


Cast: Laura Dern, Michelle Williams, James LeGros, Lily Gladstone, Kristen Stewart, Jared Harris, John Getz, Rene Auberjonois, Ashlie Atkinson 

 Certain Women drops us into a handful of intersecting lives across Montana. A lawyer tries to defuse a hostage situation and calm her disgruntled client, who feels slighted by a workers' compensation settlement. A married couple breaks ground on a new home but exposes marital fissures when they try to persuade an elderly man to sell his stockpile of sandstone. A ranch hand forms an attachment to a young lawyer, who inadvertently finds herself teaching a twice-weekly adult education class, four hours from her home.

#HORROR (2015)



Written & Directed By: Tara Subkoff 
Cinematography By: Learan Kahanov 
 Editor: Janice Hampton & Catrin Hedstrom 

Cast: Emma Adler, Jessica Blank, Sadie Jensen-Blank, Haley Murphy, Annabelle Dexter-Jones, Chloe Sevingy, Lydia Hearst, Balthazar Getty, Timothy Hutton, Taryn Manning, Natasha Lyonne 

#HORROR is a film about the lives of six young girls, Sam, Georgie, Sofia, Francesca, Cat and Eva. Their world is one of money, success, leisure and decadence. This film is an integral insight on the pressure that girls take on as they grow in a world that is increasingly dependent on the promotion and attention that social media platforms provide yet prevent bullying. as well as the roles that parents must play regarding controlling their child's use of the internet and bullying plays such a terrifying role in society. 

Friday, March 31, 2017

SWISS ARMY MAN (2016)



Written & Directed By: The Daniels (Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert) 
Cinematography By: Larkin Seiple 
Editor: Matthew Hannam 
Music By: Andy Hull & Robert McDonnell 


Cast: Paul Dano, Daniel Radcliffe, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Shane Carruth, Andy Hull 


A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.

MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (2016)



Directed By: Tim Burton 
Written By: Jane Goldman 
Based on the Book By: Ransom Riggs 
Cinematography By: Bruno Delbonnel 
Editor: Chris Lebenzon 


Cast: Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, Terrence Stamp, Judi Dench, Chris O’Dowd, Rupert Everett, Kim Dickens, O-Lan Jones, Alison Janney, Milo Parker, Raffiela Chapman, Finlay MacMillan, Lauren McCrostie 


When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.

THE GREAT GILLY HOPKINS (2015)



Directed By: Stephen Herek 
Written By: David Paterson 
Based on the Book By: Katherine Paterson 
Cinematography By: David M. Dunlap 
Editor: David Leonard 


Cast: Sophie Nelisse, Kathy Bates, Octavia Spencer, Bill Cobbs, Julia Stiles, Glenn Close, Billy Magnussen, Zachary Hernandez 


A feisty foster kid's outrageous scheme to be reunited with her birth mother has unintended consequences in The Great Gilly Hopkins, an entertaining film for the entire family. Gilly Hopkins has seen more than her share of foster homes and has outwitted every family she has lived with. In an effort to escape her new foster mother Maime Trotter's endless loving care, Gilly concocts a plan that she believes will bring her mother running to her rescue. But when the ploy blows up in Gilly's face it threatens to ruin the only chance she's ever had to be part of a real family.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

WAR ON EVERYONE (2017)



Written & Directed By: John Michael McDonagh 
Cinematography By: Bobby Bukowski 
Editor: Chris Gill 


Cast: Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Pena, Theo James, Malcom Barrett, Tessa Thompson, Caleb Landry Jones, Paul Resier, Stephanie Sigman , Keith Jardine, David Wilmot 


Two corrupt cops set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path. Events, however, are complicated by the arrival of someone who appears to be even more dangerous than they are.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

ARSENAL (2017)



Directed By: Steven C. Miller 
Written By: Jason Mosberg 
Cinematography By: Brandon Cox 
Editor: Vincent Tabaillon 


Cast: Adrian Grenier, Jonathan Schaech, John Cusack, Nicolas Cage, Vivian Benetiz, Lydia Hull, Heather Johansen, Christopher Coopola 


A Southern mobster attempts to rescue his kidnapped brother.

CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES (2015)



Directed By: Jackie Earle Haley 
Written By: Robin Moore 
Cinematography By: Seamus Tierney 
Editor: Alex Marquez 

Cast: Michael Pitt, Dan Stevens, Rob Brown, Christopher Abbott, John Travolta, Jackie Earle Haley, Morgan Wolk, Edi Gathegi  


The film is about four young guys who reunite at an ex-classmate's funeral. One mentions to the others inside information on a stock that is a guaranteed lock to make them instant millionaires. Unfortunately, the deal goes south along with their investment. Things go from bad to worse: one of them borrowed his share of the money from a mobster.

MERCENARIES (2014)



Directed By: Christopher Douglas Olen Ray 
Written By: Edward DeRuiter 
Cinematography By: Alexander Yellen 
Editor: Maureen Murphy & Bobby K. Richardson 



Cast: Zoe Bell, Cynthia Rothrock, Brigitte Nielsen, Kristanna Lokken, Vivica A.Fox, Nicole Bilderback, Tim Abell, Gerald Webb, Alecis Raich 


The President's daughter is captured and imprisoned while touring a war zone, so a team of elite female commandos is assembled to infiltrate a women's prison for a daring rescue.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SiREN (2016)




Directed & Edited By: Greg Bishop 
Written By: Ben Collins & Luke Piotrowski 
Based On Characters Created By: David Bruckner & Nicholas Tecosky 
Based on the Original screenplay “AMATEUR NIGHT” By: David Bruckner 
Cinematography By: George Feucht 


Cast: Hannah Fierman, Chase Williamson, Justin Welborn, Hayes Mercure, Brittany S. Hall, Michael Aaron Milligan, Lindsey Garrett 


A bachelor party becomes a savage fight for survival when the groomsmen unwittingly unleash a fabled predator upon the festivities.

Friday, March 17, 2017

JEFF OF THE CINEFILES & UNFINISHED BUSINESS: HALL OF FAME: FILE #0049: THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (2000)



Written & Directed By: Sofia Coopola 
Based on the book by: Jeffrey Eugenides 
Cinematography By: Edward Lachman 
Editor: Melissa Kent & James Lyons 


Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Scott Glenn, A.J. Cook, Chelse Swain , Hanna Hall, Melody Johnson, Jonathan Tucker, Hayden Christensen, Michael Pare, Robert Schwartzman 


A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid-1970s.

TOO WONG FOO: THANKS FOR EVERYTHING, JULIE NEWMAR (1995)



Directed By: Beeban Kidron 
Written By: Douglas Carter Beane 
Cinematography By: Steve Mason 
Editor: Andrew Mondshein 


Cast: Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo, Stockard Channing, Chris Penn, Arliss Howard, Beth Grant, Blythe Danner, Jason London, Melinda Dillon, Alice Drummond, Michael Vartan, Rupaul 


Three drag queens travel cross-country until their car breaks down, leaving them stranded in a small town.

GIRL ASLEEP (2016)



Directed By: Rosemary Myers 
Written By: Matthew Whittet (Based on his Stage Play) 
Cinematography By: Andrew Commis 
Editor: Karryn de Cinque 


Cast: Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Amber McMahon, Matthew Whittet, Eamon Farren, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Danielle Catanzariti, Pia Moutakis, Clara Moutakis 


The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world. She floats in a bubble of loser with her only friend Elliott, until her parents throw her a surprise 15th birthday party and she's flung into a parallel place; a world that's weirdly erotic, a little bit violent and thoroughly ludicrous - only there can she find herself. Based on the critically acclaimed production by Windmill Theatre, The film is a journey into the absurd, scary and beautiful heart of the teenage mind.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE (2017)



Written & Directed By: Macon Blair 
Cinematography By: Larkin Seiple 
Editor: Tomas Vengris 


Cast: Melanie Lynskey, Elijah Wood, Gary Anthony Williams, Devon Graye, Jane Levy, David Yow, Derek Mears, Christine Woods, Robert Longstreet 


When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.

Friday, March 10, 2017

DEMOLITION (2016)



Directed By: Jean Marc-Vallee 
Written By: Bryan Sipe 
Cinematography By: Yves Balenger 
Editor: Jay M.Glen 

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis, Polly Draper, Debra Monk, Heather Lind 


A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.

THANK'S FOR SHARING (2012)




Directed By: Stuart Blumberg 
Written By: Stuart Blumberg & Matt Winston 
Cinematography By: Yaron Orbach 
Editor: Anne McCabe 


Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Alecia Moore, Tim Robbins, Patrick Fugit, Joely Richardson, Carol Kane, Emily Meade, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Michaela Watkins, David Wain, Brian Koppelman 


A romantic comedy that brings together three disparate characters who are learning to face a challenging and often confusing world as they struggle together against a common demon: sex addiction.

THE COMPANY MEN (2011)



Written & Directed By: John Wells 
Cinematography By: Roger Deakins 
Editor: Robert Frazen 

Cast: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Chris Cooper, Maria Bello, Rosemarie DeWitt, Kevin Costner, Craig T. Nelson, Eammon Walker, Cady Huffman 

The story centers on a year in the life of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company - and how that affects them, their families, and their communities.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

SPLIT (2017)



Written & Directed By: M. Night Shyamalan 
Cinematography By: Michael Gioulakis 
Editor: Luke Ciarrocchi 


Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley, Brad William Henke, Neal Huff 



When three girls are kidnapped by a man with 23 different personalities they have to work out which of those personalities will help them escape and which of those personalities will try to stop them

Friday, March 3, 2017

BLOOD FATHER (2016)



Directed By: Jean-Francois Richet 
Written By: Peter Craig & Andrea Berloff 
Based On The Novel By: Peter Craig 
Cinematography By: Robert Gantz 
Editor: Steven Rosenblum 


Cast: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks, William H. Macy, Dale Dickey, Miguel Sandoval, Richard Cabral, Raoul Trijillo, Thomas Mann 


An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

MR. RIGHT (2015)



Directed By: Paco Cabezas 
Written By: Max Landis 
Cinematography By: Daniel Aranyo 
Editor: Tom Wilson 


Cast: Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, RZA, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Michael Eklund, Katie Nehra 


After a going through a painful break up, a woman meets a man who appears to be perfect for her. However, as their relationship develops, she learns that he is a former hit-man. Their new, but genuine relationship is tested even further as they try to save each other after his dark past comes back to haunt him

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (2016)




Written & Directed By: Casey Tebo 
Cinematography By: Terrence Hayes 
Editor: Brendan O’Connor 


Cast: Matt Bush, Britne Oldford, Vanessa Lengies, Steven Tyler, Erik Palladino, Riley Litman, Tristin Mays 


When two friends embark on a journey to Mexicali for a Birthday celebration, they soon realize their psychedelic shenanigans have taken a turn for the worse.