Tag: indie

Review: MVP, Unlikely Comrades, Off Different Fields of Battle

Nate Boyer, who also directed, and Will Phillips star in a stirring drama, inspired by real-life events.

Cinequest 2021 Review: A HARD PROBLEM Offers No Easy Solutions

John Berchtold, Catherine Haena Kim, Jennifer Hasty, and Victoria Platt star in a sci-fi drama, directed by hazart.

Review: THE INHERITANCE, An Ode to Black Resistance and a Fitting Cinematic Experiment for the BLM Era

This airy fusion of filmed experiment gives opportunity to its unsuspecting viewers the window to unseen/under seen, unheard/under heard pieces of American history that give them the proper context to understanding the current political climate.

Review: THE VAST OF NIGHT, A Superbly Accomplished and Riveting Tale

Sierra McCormick and Jake Horowitz star in Andrew Patterson's feature directorial debut.

Now Streaming: WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, Timeless Characters in a Chilling Horror Story

Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, and Julia Garner lead the cast in director Jim Mickle's dark, dark family tale, now streaming on Shudder.

Now on VOD: STRAY DOLLS, If You Want the Rainbow, You Gotta Have Rain

Without straying too far from our mission statement -- to focus on indie and international genre films -- I believe I can say that we all want the rainbow. There! I said it! Of course, if you want the rainbow,...

UNION BRIDGE Trailer Offers Southern Gothic Twist on Old Secrets

The mood builds slowly but steadily in the first trailer for Union Bridge, self-described as a "southern gothic thriller." Written and directed by Brian Levin in his feature debut, Union Bridge appears to stoke its fires slowly. Its hero, Will...

WALKAWAY JOE Trailer: Keep Your Eye on David Strathairn

David Strathairn instantly makes anything in which he appears more interesting, merely by his always dramatic presence. His appears in Walkaway Joe, about halfway through a new trailer, and elevates what looks like a somewhat rudimentary father/son drama. Jeffrey Dean...

Now on VOD: NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS, More Than an Abortion Drama

Sidney Flanigan and Talia Ryder search for medical help in director Eliza Hittman's piercing film.

Exclusive Trailer Premiere: VAMPIRE DAD, Retro Horror Comedy

The doctor is in, and he's working from home. Good news: it's not because of the pandemic that is currently sweeping the globe! In the upcoming retro-styled horror-comedy Vampire Dad, psychologist Dr. Raymond Walenski (Jackson Hurst, from Drop Dead Diva...

Indie Martial Arts Comedy KUNG FU GHOST Soldiers On

Sparks of joy on the indie-film front are always welcome.

AMERICAN TERRORIST Trailer: Brothers Torn Apart in 9/11 Thriller

American Terrorist is a thought-provoking new indie from director Charles Kopelson and writer John Buffalo Mailer. It takes place in the aftermath of the September 11th bombings and asks hard questions about how best to cope in the wake of...

Review: Terrence Malick's A HIDDEN LIFE Beguiles and Begets

Drawn from real-life, Terrence Malick directs a gorgeous film in his own inimitable style.

Review: DANIEL ISN'T REAL, Genuinely Original Vision Makes For Exciting Discovery

Adam Egypt Mortimer directs Miles Robbins and his imaginary friend Patrick Schwarzenegger in this cosmic horror.

Now Streaming: A NASTY PIECE OF WORK Takes INTO THE DARK Home for a Comic Break

Julian Sands, Dustin Milligan, Angela Serafyan, Kyle Howard, Molly Hagen and Natalie Hall star in Hulu's horror series; Charles Hood directs.

Actress Hannah Kasulka Directs Quirky Short BIRD OF SHAME

Actress Hannah Kasulka (The Exorcist, Love) is adding writing and directing to her already growing resume with the release of her first short Bird of Shame, a humorous film depicting the modern and innevitable evolution of what was previously known...

New AUTOMATION Trailer Suggests Machines Are Definitely Not Your Friends

"He's firing a laser! We don't need that for shipping and receiving!" A new trailer for Garo Setian's sci-fi thriller/comedy Automation begins on a familiar, if unhappy note, as a slick new robot arrives at a giant warehouse. The robot...

DOC NYC 2019 Exclusive Trailer Premiere: AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY

Earlier this year, we were pleased to premiere an exclusive clip from director Cheryl Haines' documentary Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly, which enjoyed its world premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Now we're even more pleased to premiere an...

Now Streaming: ELI, Who Is Forsaken

Charlie Shotwell, Kelly Reilly, Max Martini and Lili Taylor star in the horror drama; CiarĂ¡n Foy directed.

MOB TOWN Trailer: Go Chase Some Squirrels

Maybe you've heard about the mob movie that's inspired by true events? Maybe you know that it draws inspiration from a book that details an unprecedented meeting of reputed Mafia leaders in upstate New York in 1957? Well, this isn't...