Martin Messner

Martin Messner is a self described “renaissance-nerd,” loving indie comics, Chuck Palahniuk novels, sports, the blues, classic television and film. He's infatuated with Westerns; going so far as taking a studious approach to defining the Western (and then keeping a post-it with a handwritten definition in his wallet like a crazy person.)

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Trailer: The Past News

Trailer: The Past

Garnering heaps of positive buzz (and awards) after running through a slew of festivals is Asghar Farhadi’s sixth film, The Past. Farhadi earned Iran’s first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film with his 2011 release, A Separation, and looks to be continuing a similar level of excellence with his new film. Ahmad (Ali Mossa) arrives Read More
East Nashville Tonight Movie

East Nashville Tonight

Originally attempting to film a documentary to promote touring country music songwriters, co-directors Brad and Todd Barnes (Peace Queer: The Movie, The Locksmith) ended up with their “hypothetical documentary”(as they describe it), East Nashville Tonight. The film is a gritty—yet light, drug-fueled comedy, that arouses a strong sense freedom while finding a groove between it’s Read More
Trailer: Dear Mr. Watterson News

Trailer: Dear Mr. Watterson

Dear Mr. Watterson, a documentary by Joel Allen Schroeder, examines the cultural impact of cartoonist Bill Waterson’s famous Sunday comic strip, Calvin and Hobbs, through the perspectives of fans and colleagues. The film was made without any involvement from Watterson himself; according to Schroeder, he “decided that we would not pursue Watterson or his family Read More
Trailer: Open Grave News

Trailer: Open Grave

If you’re still riding a sugar-high and aren’t ready to let go of Halloween just yet, check out the trailer for Open Grave, a new horror-thriller from Spanish filmmaker Gonzalo López-Gallego (Apollo 18, El Rey de la Montaña, Nómadas). Gonzalo, best known for his 2011 release, Apollo 18—which found financial success despite it’s unfavorable reception—is Read More