Film Review: Simon Killer (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: A recent college graduate flees to Paris after a break-up, where his involvement with a prostitute begins to reveal a potentially dark recent past. REVIEW: Believe it or not, when you’re reviewing a movie, it actually isn’t fun to gush about all the things that worked right in the film. Why? Because it’s hard to write that stuff, while keeping the review glued together properly.  It’s easy to write all the things that make … Continue reading

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Film Review: Melancholia (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth. REVIEW: Director Lars von Trier has a style that not all may agree with. Though in his latest effort titled Melancholia, he does achieve taking you on a journey that has you contemplating and guessing every step of the way. I’m often at war in my own views as to what a film should archive. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mysterious Skin (2004)

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SYNOPSIS: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth. REVIEW: “Mysterious Skin” wears its skin on the controversial side. Aliens, homosexuality, pedophiles…what more you ask? Beginning in their child hood years, we follow the paths of 2 boys who were both part of a little league baseball team. Their experiences were shared and unsettling, but perceived differently. The team was led by an over … Continue reading

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Film Review: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. Martha has run away from an abusive hippie-like cult where she was living as Marcy May for two years. She turns to her sister and brother-in-law who take her in and want to help her. The problem is Martha is having a hard time separating dreams from reality and when haunting memories of … Continue reading

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