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Oculus Movie

Oculus

Don't be fooled by Paranormal Activity and Insidious getting mentioned in the marketing for Oculus. While those films (or, more specifically, their franchises) are about big jolts and loud noises, Oculus surprisingly goes for a more subdued and unsettling approach. Mike Flanagan, the director of Absentia, returns with a feature length adaptation of his short Read More
Music Hangout – Lowercase Noises Interview

Music Hangout – Lowercase Noises

The thing about ambient music is that it takes patience. Not only to compose it, but also to listen to it. We are naturally drawn to narratives, well at least I and most of the people I know are, to me ambient music has the most complex narratives to understand, but once you’ve understood it, Read More
Mistaken for Strangers Movie

Mistaken for Strangers

Considering Mistaken for Strangers centers around the well-known indie rock band The National (the title of the documentary comes from one of their songs), it would be safe to assume that fans of the band will get the most out of the documentary. But that’s not necessarily the case here. There are only a handful Read More
Hide Your Smiling Faces Movie

Hide Your Smiling Faces

The title of the film serves as a grand forewarning for what unfolds in this atmospheric indie drama about adolescent siblings questioning their own mortality as they deal with tragedy. Daniel Patrick Carbone’s coming-of-age film features a highly allusive narrative that gives off the haunting impression that danger is right around the corner, reinforced by Read More
Dom Hemingway Movie

Dom Hemingway

No one likes a comedy that isn’t funny. There is some unspoken law, an unwritten edict, that it is better to make a terrible drama than it is to make a terrible comedy. In the former, you can appreciate the sentiment, commend them for their intent, and pardon some pretty heinous (though not all) acts Read More
Enemy Movie

Enemy

Denis Villeneuve has been keeping himself very busy. At the Toronto International Film Festival last year, it wasn’t enough that he had the tightly wound Prisoners making its world premiere, but he managed to have another film finished in time to double dip at TIFF. Though if you end up seeing Enemy (which only got Read More
Breathe In Movie

Breathe In

Breathe In, Drake Doremus’s second indie romance since Like Crazy (2011), follows the story of disaffected high school music teacher and part-time concert cellist Keith Reynolds (Guy Pearce) and his family. Keith finds himself increasingly attracted to the talented foreign exchange student, Sophie (Felicity Jones), who will be spending a semester with his family. This Read More
Finding Vivian Maier Movie

Finding Vivian Maier

In 2007, John Maloof bought a box of old negatives at an auction while researching for a book. When the photos turned out to be irrelevant to his research, he put the box of negatives away for several years before returning to them. Once he took a closer look, Maloof realized he was sitting on Read More
It Felt Like Love Movie

It Felt Like Love

It Felt Like Love is an indie coming-of-age story about a young girl’s sexual exploration from first-time filmmaker and writer Eliza Hittman. With the help of an incredibly talented young cast, Hittman delivers a brutally honest film that illustrates the social pressures that come with gender and age. It Felt Like Love feels like a Read More