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Tapping a warm vein of nostalgia gone cold, POLLYWOGS warns us not to go home

Rating: ★★★

Glossier, more superficial film experiences of family tend towards hysteria (see August: Osage County). Co-directors of Pollywogs, Karl Jacob and T. Arthur Cottam aren’t interested in skeletons falling out of cupboards and screaming matches that end in tears. 847 more words

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A young mother goes back to nature in EMPIRE BUILDER

Rating: ★★★★

When Empire Builder’s embroidered-looking title card flashes up on screen, the font is similar to a needlepoint you might see hanging in a country farmhouse kitchen asking to “bless this home.” Home life for Jenny (Kate Lyn Sheil) is anything but blessed, stuck in a loveless marriage with a superficially good-natured husband (Joe Swanberg), possessively micro-managing her through motherhood. 943 more words

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Tears of God (2015)

First published by FilmLand Empire

The first thing we see in Robert Hillyer Barnett’s feature debut is a movie camera, filmed head on as though it were filming us. 797 more words

Film Review: 'A Wonderful Cloud'

Those seeking a raucous, wholly improvised 21st-century “Annie Hall” need look no farther than Eugene Kotlyarenko’s ultra-indie “A Wonderful Cloud.”  Featuring the filmmaker himself as a transplanted New Yorker in Los Angeles and his real-life former g.f., actress Kate Lyn Sheil, as the visiting ex he can’t get over, the film trots out a succession of weirdos and encourages them to spin their alienated angst or trendy imbecility around the mismatched couple as they explore an implausible future together. 516 more words


Young Bodies Heal Quickly (2014)

Andrew T. Betzer, the writer and director of the no-budget independent film Young Bodies Heal Quickly reminds me a little of myself when I used to be a feminist. 1,941 more words


2015 SXSW Film Festival: A Wonderful Cloud

When Katelyn travels to Los Angeles in hopes of wresting control of a clothing company from her ex, Eugene, she quickly realizes he has more than just business in mind. 62 more words

2015 SXSW Film Festival

Waiting for the Inevitable: Michael M. Bilandic's 'Hellaware'

There are genuine laughs to be had in Michael M. Bilandic’s second feature Hellaware, but it’s the type of dry humor associated with typical stoner clichés. 381 more words

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