Category Archives: Indie Film

The Best So Far, Film in 2012

I see quite a few films every year, and while many are OK, just a few stand out, and a few are real stinkers. I won’t call out the worst ones here, or for that matter the average films, but … Continue reading

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Phoenix Film Critics Society Nominations

I’m a member of the PFCS and our year-end nominations are now out, see below: Top 10 Films of 2011 “The Artist” “The Descendants” “Drive” “The Help” “Hugo” “Midnight in Paris” “Moneyball” “My Week With Marilyn” “Super 8″ “The Tree … Continue reading

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Martha Marcy May Marlene

Director Sean Durkin delivers an impressive psychological thriller with Martha Marcy May Marlene. Durkin, working with Elizabeth Olsen in a star-making role presents a compelling tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world. Haunted by … Continue reading

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Loft Film Festival

Don’t miss the second annual Loft Film Festival running now through Nov 17. A group of excellent films are on tap including: Melancholia We Need To Talk ABout Kevin Mozart’s Sister Being Elmo LoftFilmFest.com

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“The Anatomy of Vince Guaraldi”

Who knew? For those of us raised on the classic “Peanuts” holiday specials of the early 1970’s, the iconic music of Vince Guaraldi was just great music that stuck in your head. As it turns out, the musician who created … Continue reading

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“50/50” and “Restless”

Two current films that deal with life threatening illness approach the topic with unique and successful results. Both “50/50,” based on the true story of a man who faces split odds in a cancer fight, and “Restless” which tells the … Continue reading

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Brighton Rock

 Who says noir is dead? The brilliant, yet dark film “Brighton Rock” is both haunting and devastating, and proves it isn’t. Based on Grahame Greene’s 1938 novel, which was the basis for the 1947 film previously, this new adaptation retains … Continue reading

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