Rose McGowan’s Dawn and the Problem of Short Films


We get thirty minutes of commercials before the previews start at the cinema. Would it be too much to ask for a short film every now and then? I know one pretty good one; I’ll bet there are others where this came from. [Read more...]

Hollidaysburg (Martemucci, 2014)


Hollidaysburg did make me want to see her competitor’s film, so Martemucci did will by the series. It also made me want to see what she could do if she got to choose her own material, so she did fine by herself, too. [Read more...]

Dolphin Tale 2 (Smith, 2014)

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Okay, I admit that Dolphin Tale 2 is probably not the kind of movie I would have screened in a theater if the film’s publicity unit hadn’t twisted my arm a little. But you know what? I’m kind of glad they did. [Read more...]

Blake Rayne Interview: Identical Star Discusses Learning from a Pro


Blake Rayne says film acting was “always on my bucket list of things” but that without the connections or time to pursue it, he wasn’t sure it would ever happen. The story of how he was cast in the double role of Ryan Wade/Drexel Hemsley is, in a way, as archetypal as the one The [Read More...]

Starred Up (Mackenzie, 2013)


The words “violent” or “gritty” and “prison drama” give me pause when used in the same sentence. [Read more...]

Snowpiercer vs. The Giver


I wouldn’t begrudge anyone who thinks the films Snowpiercer and The Giver have as much in common as an elephant and a plum, but I have been thinking about the two in conjunction recently. [Read more...]