The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 6th, 2014 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

The Fault in Our Stars is an eye-opener. Boone does a masterful job most of the way through, everything anchored by a performance from Woodley that’s as terrific as any I’m likely to see delivered in all of 2014.

The Fault in Our Stars is an eye-opener. Boone does a masterful job most of the way through, everything anchored by a performance from Woodley that’s as terrific as any I’m likely to see delivered in all of 2014.

Rigor Mortis (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 6th, 2014 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

Rigor Mortis is both a clever homage to Hong Kong’s luminous horror history while also a disturbingly invigorating example that its future is in good hands, Mak’s directorial debut an impressive one indeed.

Rigor Mortis is both a clever homage to Hong Kong’s luminous horror history while also a disturbingly invigorating example that its future is in good hands, Mak’s directorial debut an impressive one indeed.

Cheap Thrills (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 4th, 2014 - Film Festivals Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

a SIFF 2013 review Nothing Cheap About These Bleakly Satirical Thrills Cheap Thrills is the best movie you are likely going to be too scared to see. An eviscerating satirical assault on financial disparity and the smug, narcissistic tendencies of a seemingly uncaring elite coupled with the anything-goes neediness of a working class oftentimes willing […]

a SIFF 2013 review Nothing Cheap About These Bleakly Satirical Thrills Cheap Thrills is the best movie you are likely going to be too scared to see. An eviscerating satirical assault on financial disparity and the smug, narcissistic tendencies of a seemingly uncaring elite coupled with the anything-goes neediness of a working class oftentimes willing […]

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 11th, 2013 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is a great showcase for a filmmaker at the start of his career, Levine juggling the labyrinthine tangents of Forman’s screenplay with a lethally intoxicating precision that’s impressive.

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane is a great showcase for a filmmaker at the start of his career, Levine juggling the labyrinthine tangents of Forman’s screenplay with a lethally intoxicating precision that’s impressive.

“The Bling Ring” – Interview with Katie Chang

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 17th, 2013 - Film Festivals Interviews

“Whenever I watch it I find something different. I hope they do, too.”
– Katie Chang

“Whenever I watch it I find something different. I hope they do, too.”
– Katie Chang

Short Term 12 (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 6th, 2013 - Film Festivals Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Cretton understands his story and his characters in ways that are inspiring, never once belittling them or taking them for granted. The final moments of Short Term 12 are as refreshingly invigorating as any I could have dreamt of, and as such the filmmaker’s latest effort is cause for complete and total celebration.

Cretton understands his story and his characters in ways that are inspiring, never once belittling them or taking them for granted. The final moments of Short Term 12 are as refreshingly invigorating as any I could have dreamt of, and as such the filmmaker’s latest effort is cause for complete and total celebration.

Drinking Buddies (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 23rd, 2013 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

Drinking Buddies is as delightful as it is thought-provoking, as humorous as it is emotionally pure, and as such the film becomes one of August’s must-see enterprises audiences looking for something a bit outside of the box owe it to themselves to seek out and discover.

Drinking Buddies is as delightful as it is thought-provoking, as humorous as it is emotionally pure, and as such the film becomes one of August’s must-see enterprises audiences looking for something a bit outside of the box owe it to themselves to seek out and discover.

Drug War (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 23rd, 2013 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

But it is To’s talent for destruction that’s best on display in Drug War. Heroes fall, villains are mowed down in a hail of bullets and bystanders are fodder for gory catastrophe, all of it happening in the blink of an eye.

But it is To’s talent for destruction that’s best on display in Drug War. Heroes fall, villains are mowed down in a hail of bullets and bystanders are fodder for gory catastrophe, all of it happening in the blink of an eye.

“Prince Avalanche” – Interview with David Gordon Green

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 16th, 2013 - Film Festivals Interviews

“I’m a workaholic movie junkie. I’m going to die young just making films.”
– David Gordon Green

“I’m a workaholic movie junkie. I’m going to die young just making films.”
– David Gordon Green

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