Indie Reviews

Digging for Fire

“Digging for Fire” Movie Review

“Digging for Fire” Tim (Jake Johnson) is a public-school teacher who is married to Lee (Rosemarie DeWitt), a yoga instructor. Lee has a client that is off to make a movie, so the couple and […]

CW69–08/28/2015

The Diary of a Teenage Girl

“The Diary of a Teenage Girl” Movie Review

“The Diary of a Teenage Girl” (2015)   When we initially meet 15-year-old Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley), she is basking the glow of having sex for the first time as she walks home. Minnie was […]

CW69–08/21/2015

Listen to Me Marlon

“Listen to Me Marlon” Movie Review

“Listen to Me Marlon” (2015) It’s rare to say that the subject of a documentary is also the narrator of the film, but with “Listen to Me Marlon” it makes a brilliant film. Director Stevan […]

CW69–08/21/2015

Cop Car

“Cop Car” Movie Review

“Cop Car” (2014) Travis (James Freedson-Jackson) and Harrison (Hays Wellford) have decided to run away. The best of friends, Harrison is the more reserved of the two. Travis is more daring and outgoing than Harrison. They […]

CW69–08/14/2015

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“Fort Tilden” Movie Review

“Fort Tilden”  (2014) When we first meet Allie (Clare McNulty) and Harper (Bridey Elliott), two friends and roommates, they are at a rooftop concert featuring two performers they call “the twins.”  It’s one of those self-indulgent […]

CW69–08/14/2015

The Look of Silence

“The Look of Silence” Movie Review

 “The Look of Silence” (2015) In 2012, documentary filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer made the Academy Award-nominated “The Act of Killing.” While it didn’t win an Oscar, it did win almost every critics association award and racked […]

CW69–08/07/2015

Fantastic Four

“Fantastic Four” Cast Interview

“Fantastic Four” tells the story of four teenagers brought together to build a transporter to take people to an alternate world. When the experiment goes bad, it gives the four superpowers. I had the good fortune to […]

CW69–08/05/2015

Fantastic Four

Preview This! “Fantastic Four”

Opening this week at a theatre near you: “Fantastic Four” (2015) Four young, brilliant teenagers are brought together to create a machine that can transport people to an alternate universe. The machine will change their […]

08/03/2015

Irrational Man

“Irrational Man” Movie Review

“Irrational Man” (2015) Abe (Joaquin Phoenix) is the new professor on a small college campus. Abe is a legendary philosophy professor whose best work is behind him. He drinks too much (carrying around a flask […]

CW69–07/31/2015

Unexpected

“Unexpected” Movie Review

“Unexpected”  (2015) We first meet Samantha Abbott (Cobie Smulders) as she drives to her job as a science teacher at an inner-city high school in Chicago. She seems a little distracted as she lets her […]

CW69–07/24/2015