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DEAN Review

Writer/director/star Demetri Martin delivers in his directorial debut, Dean, a story about a man struggling to make sense of his world. Known to many as a contributor on The Daily Show and his show Important Things with Demetri Martin, the stand-up comedian is also a New York Times best-selling author, who undoubtedly pulls from his real-life experiences in this movie about an illustrator named Dean who is stuck in a rut.

DWF 2017: ONE LESS GOD Gets A Trailer

A new trailer has been released for Lliam Worthington‘s One Less God, which is set to premiere at this year’s Dances With Films festival in Los Angeles. The film is based on the true story of the 2008 terrorist attack on an Indian

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Cannes 2017: Award Winners Announced

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has officially wrapped in France and with that this year’s coveted awards have been announced. Ruben Östlund‘s (Force Majeure) dramatic comedy The Square won the Palme d’Or, with the Jury Prize going to Andrey Zvyagintsev‘s (Leviathan) Loveless. Take a look below

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THE SURVIVALIST Review

If you thought John Hillcoat’s post-apocalyptic drama The Road was a little too upbeat and light, then Stephen Fingleton’s feature debut, The Survivalist, will be right up your alley. In what could be the feel-bad movie of the year, Fingleton presents a gritty future, where the world’s oil supplies are depleted and the population has dwindled. We’ve seen this backdrop several times before but not in such an unflinching and graphically real way.

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2017 Dances With Films Festival Announces Lineup

The 2017 Dances With Films Festival is gearing up for its 20th edition starting on June 1st though the 11th in Los Angeles. This year’s lineup has been announced, which includes 74 world premieres and 36 west coast premieres. We’ve covered DWF for
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HOUNDS OF LOVE Review

From its ominous, yet beautifully shot opening - a super-slow-motion tracking shot of girls playing on a playground - it’s quickly evident that we’re in for an intense experience with Ben Young’s feature debut, Hounds of Love.

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2017 LA Film Festival Competition Titles Announced

The 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival is about to kick off June 14 – June 22 and today Film Independent announced the full competition lineup. Boasting 37 World Premieres, 2 International Premieres, and 9 North American Premieres, this year’s festival is shaping up nicely,

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Rooftop Films Announces 2017 Summer Lineup

Despite today’s torrential downpour, the weather is finally beginning to warm up and with that the 2017 Rooftop Films summer series is ready to kick off. Today, the full slate of films has been announced with a slew of great looking

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Overlook 2017: LIKE ME Review

While lacking in much substance, Like Me acts as a visually arresting social commentary, which is not about a hypothetical dystopian future but instead about a future we’re already living in that, for better or worse, is something we need to accept.   

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TIGER RAID Review

War is a nasty, dirty, ugly thing, and Simon Dixon’s directorial debut, Tiger Raid, conveys this hell on earth by telling the story of two despicable mercenaries on a mission to perpetrate a kidnapping in Iraq.

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THE BOOK OF HENRY To Open 2017 LA Film Festival

The 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival is set to kick off June 14th and today the opening film has been announced as Colin Trevorrow‘s The Book of Henry. The film stars Naomi Watts as the mother of a gifted son who discovers