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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

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Top 10 Films of 2016: KEN BAKELY

Rounding out our written year-end lists is our newest team member Ken’s top ten films of the year, along with some under-appreciated and hidden gems from the year.

DISCLAIMER: It should be noted that I have not yet had the time

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Top 50 of 2016 (#25 – #1): KEVIN RAKESTRAW

Out of curiousity, I went ahead and broke down the titles that ended up securing a place on my year-end list. Of the 50 titles, 52% of them happened to theatrical offerings while the other 48% were viewed via the internet; websites like