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Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 1 Recap Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival: Day 1 Recap

Nestled in the green, redwood-populated hills of Mill Valley, the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival kicked off with a duo of gorgeous dramas: Alexander Payne’s Nebraska and Brian Percival’s The Book Thief. The arrival of several special guests from the films heightened the already high level of excitement. Nebraska stars Will Forte and Bruce Dern and The Book Thief stars Read More
Trailer: Escape From Tomorrow Trailer

Trailer: Escape From Tomorrow

The initial responses from Escape From Tomorrow’s Sundance premiere were a bit contradicting. Most critics teased us by saying it is a must see film, but one that we probably won’t be able to see because the film was shot inside Disney’s theme parks without permission. But it seems like the Disney legal department might Read More
Mill Valley Film Festival Coverage Introduction Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival Coverage Introduction

Starting tonight, October 3rd and going through October 13th, the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival will be rolling out the red carpet for local Bay Area filmmakers, movie stars, and acclaimed directors from around the world in the gorgeous surroundings of Marin County. From a costume-friendly screening of Return of the Jedi, to live music Read More
South Dakota Film Festival: Ride with Larry and 6 short films Film Festival

South Dakota Film Festival: Ride with Larry and 6 short films

Sweet Crude Man Camp By far the most visual striking film of the festival was the short documentary Sweet Crude Man Camp. The film is about the effects of the oil boom in the small town of Williston, North Dakota, which was recently predicted to be producing more oil than any other place in the Read More
South Dakota Film Festival: Dust of War and 7 short films Film Festival

South Dakota Film Festival: Dust of War and 7 short films

Looking Past You An elderly woman, whose husband has just passed, is getting sick and tired of people ignoring her and her feelings. I kept thinking about that scene at the end of Network where the main character spouts, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!” She grabs his old Read More
South Dakota Film Festival: Noah and 7 other short films Film Festival

South Dakota Film Festival: Noah and 7 other short films

Noah Not only did Noah easily stand out as the most unique film that I saw at the festival, but it is one of the better short films that I have seen in a long time. Filmed entirely from the point of view of a computer screen, the audience has front-row seats to observe Noah Read More
TIFF 2013: Top 20 Films of the Festival Film Festival

TIFF 2013: Top 20 Films of the Festival

Over the last 2 weeks my opinions have changed towards some of the films I’ve seen. Watching up to 4 films in one day can be exhausting, and sometimes through reflection films can seem better or worse in retrospect. In other words, if there are inconsistencies between my list and the reviews/ratings I gave, deal Read More
TIFF 2013: Stranger By The Lake & Moebius Film Festival

TIFF 2013: Stranger By The Lake & Moebius

Having missed Blue is the Warmest Colour at TIFF this year, I went for another gay-themed film from Cannes: Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger By The Lake. Blue might have won the Palme D’Or, but Stranger actually took home the Queer Palme this year in France (given out to the best film about LGBTQ issues at Cannes Read More
Giveaway: The East Blu-ray News

Giveaway: The East Blu-ray

Zal Batmanglij’s The East arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today and we are celebrating by giving away a copy of the film on Blu-ray to two of our Way Too Indie readers. The East follows an ambitious new recruit (Brit Marling) on her first undercover assignment to infiltrate “The East”, an activist collective that terrorizes Read More