Indie Reviews

Tribeca 2021 Review: AGNES, Exorcism, Anger, Faith, and Sandwich Dissection

What does it mean to have faith? What does it mean to be driven insane? These two questions might come from very similar places in the human psyche. This is especially true for those with little power or agency over...

Review: 12 MIGHTY ORPHANS, Fighting Discrimination, One Sport at a Time

Luke Wilson and Martin Sheen star in a Texas-set period drama, directed by Ty Roberts.

Review: George A. Romero's Recovered THE AMUSEMENT PARK Shocks Even Today

Director George A. Romero's horrifying 52-minute 'informercial' stars Lincoln Maazel, Harry Albacker, and Phyllis Casterwiler. It will be available to stream on Shudder as of Tuesday, June 8.

Review: SOUND OF VIOLENCE, Adding Notes to a Gory Symphony

Jasmin Savoy Brown, Lili Simmons and James Jagger star in a thriller, written and directed by Alex Noyer.

Review: SEANCE, Simon Barrett Conjures the Memory of Better Films

Suki Waterhouse stars in a murder-mystery gone wrong.

Review: TIME LAPSE, Sharp Sci-Fi Thriller

Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, and George Finn star in a thriller, directed by Bradley King, and now streaming on Shudder.

Review: THE DJINN, A Boy and His Genie

Ezra Dewey, Rob Brownstein and Tevy Poe star in the horror thriller, directed by David Charbonier and Justin Powell.

Review: GOODBYE HONEY, Maddening and Riveting

Pamela Jayne Morgan and Juliette Gobin star; Max Strand directed.

Review: CLIMATE OF THE HUNTER, Witchy Magic, American Rural Gothic

Ginger Gilmartin, Mary Buss, and Ben Hall star in a horror-mystery from director Mickey Reece, now streaming on Shudder.

Review: BENNY LOVES YOU, Hell Hath No Fury Like This Rag Doll Scorned

A delightfully daft microbudget slapstick gem, Karl Holt's Benny Loves You is a raucous toy-gone-wild portrait of a man desperately fighting to grow up is a ton of fun. Largely stuck together with tape scraps and chewing gum, Holt's feature...

Review: THE PAPER TIGERS, Contemporary Martial Arts, Favoring Comedy Over Action

Alain Uy, Ron Yuan and Mykel Shannon Jenkins star in the martial-arts action-comedy, directed by Tran Quoc Bao.

Imagine 2021 Review: ABSOLUTE DENIAL Casts Doubts

Last month's Imagine Film Festival Amsterdam was an on-line only event unfortunately, but that didn't stop the festival from scoring a true world première, and one with an animated film, no less. That film is Ryan Braund's feature debut Absolute...

Review: THE VIRTUOSO, An Empty Exercise in Faux-Noir

Anthony Hopkins, Abbie Cornish and Diora Baird star in an action-crime thriller, directed by Nick Stagliano.

Now Streaming: ATTACK OF THE DEMONS Fits Perfectly on Shudder

Directed by Eric Power, the small-town setting allows for an unexpected horror uprising in an animated, bloody surprise.

Now Streaming: CINEMA TOAST, From the Bizarre to the Comedic in Retro Found Footage Experimentation

While pandemic times has brought a lot of difficulties and frustrations to the film and television industries, there are advtantages: given the limitations, people are forced to get creative. What kind of work can we make when we can't physically...

Review: AT NIGHT COMES WOLVES, A Shifting Focus and Insubstantial Story

Emotional abuse, when not accompanied by the physical, is often neglected and forgotten in discussions around the subject. But a person can be laid low by constant berating and belittlement, even if their abuser, on occasion, provides some solace of...

Review: THE BANISHING, Period Supernatural Horror Delivers Slow-Burn Chills

There’s an intriguing moment in director Christopher Smith’s (Black Death, Triangle, Severance, Creep) latest contribution to the supernatural horror sub-genre, The Banishing: Harry Price (Sean Harris, committed in every sense of the word), a seedy, small-town occultist with a bad...

Review: HONEYDEW, Exciting Rural Horror

Sawyer Spielberg, Malin Barr, and Barbara Kingsley star; Devereux Milburn directed.

Review: DEEPER WOUNDS (EXPANSIVAS), Stripped Down Thriller Speaks Clearly to its Intended Audience

Sisters Ana and Flavia reunite to gather their mother's remains. The eldest sister Flavia still harbors a lot of anger and hate about her death. She is determined to prove that it was their father who killed their mom so...

Review: VOYAGERS, In Space, Hell Is Other (Beautiful) People

Colin Farrell, Tye Sheridan, and Lily-Rose Depp star in the sci-fi adventure, directed by Neil Burger.