Monthly Archives: July 2015

Faults (2014)

Faults is a wonderfully acted and expertly shot film that seamlessly oscillates between black comedy and psychological thriller. As you get wrapped up in the drama of a faulty cult expert and the woman he is trying to deprogram, questions of the true meaning of freedom, free-will, self, and control are quietly implied. The uncomfortable,

Almost Famous (2000)

Almost Famous is one of the best cinematic expressions of adolescence and a beautiful love letter to 1970s rock. It’s a crime some critics reduce it to merely being a “coming-of-age” story. The film is rare because it does not take on a condescending, judgmental tone when dealing with its young characters; the script and

The Warriors (1979)

Like the titular gang, the film The Warriors was a misunderstood underdog who managed to survive against all odds. Over thirty-five years later, it has become a beloved cult classic that received a beautiful restoration and special edition, a video game, graphic novel, and recent addition to Netflix Instant. Upon its initial theatrical release, this

An Honest Liar (2014)

The great documentaries not only enlighten, but inspire conversation, debate, and further research into the topic. They should reveal something of the world or the human condition, and, like any good film, elicit an emotional response. An Honest Liar does just that. Arguments will be had about the subject, The Amazing Randi, and what the

The Burbs (1989)

Be forewarned: ‘The Burbs is ridiculous… the best kind of ridiculous. It reaches the level of cinematic insanity where you have no other choice but to sit back, give your brain a well-deserved rest, and laugh for reasons you can’t quite comprehend. Enjoy this film and hate yourself later for being immensely entertained by something