This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Matthew Kinahan and his short film The Sunset Channel. The film revolves around a grief-stricken man stuck in his home watching a TV channel featuring nothing but live sunsets from around the
This edition of Unsung Indies marks the first time a director has been featured for a second time for their work. In this particular case it is directors, plural; as in, Ahmed Khawaja and Andre Puca, whose first film together, KWAK or Kassandra with a K, was not only a film I featured here but also one that I consider to be one of the best films of the current decade. Their second feature-length collaboration, AP & AK, is a natural extension of KWAK, another chapter entry in the diary film saga of their friendship.
This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from the Baltimore Video Collective with their plans for a non-profit video store called Beyond Video. Baltimore was the closest city to me growing up and to this day it remains one of
The film market is currently awash with ’80s throw backs, some good, some horrifically bad, but thankfully The Playback Collective‘s Night Run looks like it’s going to be former. The problem with too many of these movies is that they often rely
This week’s featured crowdfunding project comes to us from director Rachel James and her short film Big Bad Wolves. This thriller involves four best friends who become a vigilante group after one of them falls victim to abuse by a boyfriend.
This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from writer-director Henry Jinings and his upcoming short film Welcome to Bushwick. The film revolves around a young man who locks himself in his date’s bathroom after he begins to fear there may be something
This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Ricky D’Ambrose and his intriguing feature Notes on an Appearance. The film revolves around two people investigating the disappearance of a political theorist who leaves behind an obscure collection of notebooks,
Tension abounds in writer/director Theodore Collatos’s latest feature, Tormenting the Hen, as nearly every discussion and/or interaction is laced with potential avenues providing offense and/or judgments, even the more inconspicuous and trivial subjects up for discussion harbor the possibility of illuminating surprising truths and viewpoints. With his script, Collatos has crafted a proverbial minefield for his characters to navigate, one that is laden with opportunities to weaponize any and all words and the hazards of crafting conclusions about others with incomplete information.
Introspection is not an easy task in private, let alone in public; it isn’t rare either, although, one’s introspection is usually shrouded in narrative creations to dampen and/or conceal its full extent. But, Arnow’s particular brand of introspection is of the splayed-open-for-all-to-see variety, which can be jarring at times given the breadth of intimate interactions she’s willing to share with the audience. Much of it seems ill-advised, but then again, who are we to judge. This is the director’s life, they’re making the decisions (for the most part) and one gets the sense that Arnow is doing this for herself mostly, we’re just spectating bystanders.