more by M. Faust
There are reasons why the horror anthology—a feature compiled from a handful of short films—is an economical and efficient choice for independent filmmakers. It can be made piecemeal with little need for continuity among the segments.
In a death row cell in a California prison sits Jane Arcs (Eli Jane). After thirteen years here the day has arrived for her to be put to death by lethal injection. She calmly recalls the events that brought her to this point.
Doesn’t anyone want to laugh anymore? I know it can’t be just me who yearns for the experience of sitting with a group of people I don’t know and sharing an evening of chuckles, chortles, snickers, titters, giggles and the occasional big fat belly laugh.
A moving performance from Rob Morgan is the best reason to watch this inspirational drama that otherwise fails to deliver the punch it spends nearly two hours winding up for.
America’s long-cherished status as a cultural melting pot is at the center of Tango Shalom, a likeable comedy whose message about religious tolerance more than makes up for its occasional failings.
Sean Kenealy and Eric Silvera are not the first (and likely not the last) aspiring filmmakers who faced the question, How can we make our first movie with no money? That question is usually answered by taking a dialogue heavy script and shooting it with whatever resources are at hand.
Movie theaters may or may not be on a fast track to extinction, a possibility I never thought I would face in my lifetime. But movies are far from dead, and like those plants that force their way through the asphalt in your driveway, they will find a way to be seen.
Cheerfully old-fashioned, Love & Debt is a dramedy about an economically stressed family whose gentle tone signals from the outset that it does not plan to send the viewer through an emotional wringer.
The title of Spencer McCall’s new documentary may catch the eyes of some potential viewers curious to learn what it means. It might also drive away those who need a more direct hook when scanning a list of movies to stream.