A Morning Light 8.5

A MORNING LIGHT Review

All things familiar, yet all things becoming increasingly sinister, Clark seems to have crafted a sci-fi horror/mystery film with no real, concrete horror elements. Instead, inundating the storyline with plenty of mystery, mystery piled atop mystery. A straightforward narrative film stalked and accosted by the experimental with Clark’s experimental imagery insinuating a cinematic approximation of the metaphysical as flashes of light cycle chaotic, reasoning and context seemingly lost in its rapid shuffle, abstraction deployed as the narrative catalyst.

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Kickstart Sunday: NESTING DOLLS

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Robbie Snow and his film Nesting Dolls. The film is a feature-length psychological thriller involving three sorority sisters who turn on each other in violent ways after tragedy interrupts their week-long getaway.

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Pixar Releases New Short Film DANTE’S LUNCH


Pixar has released a new 2-minute short titled Dante’s Lunch, in order to get us excited for their upcoming film Coco. The film, directed by Lee Unkrich, introduces us to Dante, the adorable dog that will be featured in the

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Kickstart Sunday: TURA! THE TURA SATANA DOCUMENTARY

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Cody Jarrett and his upcoming documentary Tura!, a documentary about actress/burlesque dancer Tura Satana, who you may remember from Russ Meyer‘s classic cult film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. As an unabashed fan of

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Short Film: SUKI

With just two weeks left in this season’s Fandependent Films Festival, one of our last picks come to us from Maxime-Claude L’Écuyer and his film Suki. Suki tells the story of a man grappling with the decision to end the life of

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UNSUNG INDIES: Andrew Dosunmu’s MOTHER OF GEORGE

Jubilation and revelry mark the beginning of Mother of George, the sophomore film from Andrew Dosunmu, as rhythmic drum beats and congregational singing usher the viewer through a traditional Nigerian wedding ceremony; a joyous procession shimmering in gilded light, illuminating golden headdresses and majestic robes of purple, bearing witness to the union of Adenike (Danai Gurira) and Ayodele (Isaach De Bankolé). It is an occasion steeped in the merriment of hope and cheer for the promising future that now lays before them, one hopefully filled with good health and financial success but, most importantly and above all, one filled with healthy children.

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Kickstart Sunday: ASSHOLES

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from writer/director Peter Vack and his feature comedy Assholes, a story about two former addicts who meet at their psychoanalyst’s office, fall in love, and relapse big time turning into the biggest assholes

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Short Film: DEAD HEARTS

As we continue our coverage of this season’s Fandependent Film Festival, this week’s short film pick comes to us from Stephen W. Martin and his film Dead Hearts. This delightfully morbid little love story plays out like a Wes Anderson film by

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Ken’s 2017 Oscar Predictions

Is it time for the Oscars again? Apparently so. Here are my predictions for what will win big at the Dolby Theatre on February 26. Because the Academy Awards are based less on who was the best and more on who

Check Out This 5-Minute Prologue to ALIEN: COVENANT

A new prologue short, titled Last Supper, has been released for the upcoming Alien: Covenant, which introduces us to the most certainly ill-fated crew of the Covenant. Directed by Ridley Scott, the film stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián

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Short Film: WATER HUNTERS

As we continue our partnership with Fandependent Films during their winter festival, this week I’d like to bring you the animated short Water Hunters from Massimo Ottoni and Salvatore Centoducati. The film takes place in a dystopian future where water is currency and

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Kickstart Sunday: BIOPUNK

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from Dresden Pictures and their upcoming film Biopunk. Directed by Liam Garvo, the film aims to be a cyberpunk thriller taking place in a dystopian future where humans have been transformed into a new breed

Short Film: YOU ARE AWAKE

For two years the people who lived in the village of Kalachi, Kazakhstan have been mysteriously fainting with their eyes open only to awaken two to five days later with no recollection of what happened. This crazy true event is the basis of

Short Film: MUCK

I love it when I watch a short film and it feels like I just finished a fully formed three act feature and such is the case with Bruce Smolanoff‘s Muck, a drama about a young woman struggling to be a standup comic