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Short Film: DEBIT WOLF

This week’s short film pick comes to us from director Chris Shields and his film Debit Wolf. Waking up on a park bench, a woman finds her hands covered in blood, not knowing what happened or how she got there. Through a series

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Short Film: PLENA STELLARUM

This week’s short film pick is actually one that we’ve discussed on the podcast before when it premiered at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival, and that’s Matthew Wade‘s Plena Stellarum. This trippy piece of animated weirdness is now screening online for

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Short Film: CUDDLE BUDDY

This week’s short film pick comes to us from director Max Barbakow with Cuddle Buddy, a sweet, funny, 10-minute short about a depressed woman who hires a cuddle service around the holidays as a last ditch effort to relieve just a sliver

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Short Film: ADAM AND JOEL

Theodore Collatos’s latest short is one that is positioned as an origin, of sorts, for his upcoming feature-length film, Tormenting the Hen (which I covered here); an influential starting point that informs a certain segment of his feature, specifically, as variations of

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Kickstart Sunday: TWELFTH MAN

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Mark Brennan and his short film Twelfth Man, telling the true story of a theatre company attempting to perform Shakespeare‘s Twelfth Night during the 1966 World Cup Final. The film is based

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Short Film: HAVE HAD

This week’s short film pick comes to us from director Jack Turits and his film Have Had. The film stars Imogen Poots and Ben Rosenfield as siblings meeting each other for the first time after the passing of their mother and the day they

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Kickstart Sunday: HUMAN SUN

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Carl Bird McLaughlin and his short film Human Sun. This dramatic comedy revolves around a motivational speaker who teeters on the verge of a complete mental breakdown right before he has to

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Film Pulse’s Top Movies of 2017 So Far

It’s been a pretty fantastic year for movies, and because we’re now past the halfway point through 2017, it’s time to take a look back and highlight the best pieces of cinema we’ve seen so far. Jordan Peele‘s Get Out is clearly our

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Kickstart Sunday: LAIKA

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from Aurel Klimt and his animated film Laika. This science fiction story proposes that Laika, the first dog in space, didn’t perish but instead finds a new world outside of this planet. The team behind

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FOR FUTURE REFERENCE: left

On the surface, writer/director Christopher Jason Bell’s short film, left, appears to be a rudimentary walkthrough of a very basic premise - a young woman roaming an airport; and to a certain extent, this is true. It is, in its entirety, nothing more than a young woman wandering through the confines of an airport while attempting to arrange a place for herself to stay. However, it is within this elementary narrative framework that Bell experiments with the role of the camera as well as a minimum allowance in terms of narrative.

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Kickstart Sunday: BLACK COP

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from Cory Bowles and his film Black Cop. As the title suggests, the film centers around a black police officer who, after being persecuted by those around him decides to use his badge to exact