Tag: sophiatakal

Review: ALWAYS SHINE, an Intensely Personal and Satisfying Genre Picture

Director Sophia Takal more than fulfills the considerable promise of her debut Green with her second feature, a film that often looks, acts and feels like a thriller/horror flick, but at its heart is a dramatic treatise on the tyranny...

MonsterFest 2016: A Gunfight, Deadly Relatives and an Autopsy Lead First Wave of Titles

MonsterFest is coming! Prepare yourselves, Melbourne, Australia, for your fill of fantastic film delights at the end of November. The first wave of titles was announced today and there are heaps of goodness coming to Melbs.    Attendees will see...

Tribeca 2016 Review: ALWAYS SHINE, In Which The Hollywood Dream Factory Becomes A Nightmare

Director Sophia Takal more than fulfills the considerable promise of her debut Green with her second feature, a film that often looks, acts and feels like a thriller/horror flick, but at its heart is a dramatic treatise on the tyranny...

Tribeca 2016 Review: ALWAYS SHINE, In Which the Hollywood Dream Factory Becomes A Nightmare

Director Sophia Takal more than fulfills the considerable promise of her debut Green with her second feature, a film that often looks, acts and feels like a thriller/horror flick, but at its heart is a dramatic treatise on the tyranny...

Review: WILD CANARIES, An Effervescent Comic Murder Mystery, Both Retro And Modern

One of the most interesting forms of music sampling is what's known as the "mash-up." In some of the best and most creative examples of this practice - e.g. Danger Mouse's Grey Album (Jay Z's Black Album/Beatles' White Album) or...

FANTASIA 2013 Review: BOOZIE MOVIES Has An Existential Crisis With 24 EXPOSURES. But The Boobs Were Nice!

After seeing 24 Exposures at its international premiere at Fantasia, I was inspired to take a good, long, hard look at myself. That night, I spent a large portion of time staring into my hotel room's bathroom mirror with a...

Kickstart This! Bill Plympton's CHEATIN'

Oscar winning independent animator Bill Plympton needs your help. Not your actual help, really, he's got skilled people (himself included) on hand to do all the actual work. He just needs your money. Plympton is plugging away on his 7th...

AFI 2012 Fest Review: ALL THE LIGHT IN THE SKY Shines on Love, Life, and the Wonders of Living in L.A.

There's a warm fire to Joe Swanberg's All the Light in the Sky. Co-written by and starring Jane Adams (Happiness, Hung), All the Light follows a few days in the life of a moderately successful actress, Marie (Adams). She...