Film Review: Identity (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rainstorm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they’re being killed off one by one. REVIEW: The 2003 theatrical debut of “Identity” was a slam dunk for movie plotlines. I remember seeing this one live and thinking, “wow! what a brilliant film that I couldn’t wait to tell others about”. Maybe it’s “Identity’s” intricate approach to storytelling or its fantastic cast … 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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Film Review: Winter’s Bone (2010)

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    SYNOPSIS: In a poverty-stricken Ozark Mountain community, young 17-year-old Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) is forced to fend for her entire family – two young siblings and a mentally disabled mother – entirely on her own when her father goes missing. When the police inform her that her father was arrested for running a meth lab and has jumped bail, she learns that her family may lose their home with nowhere to go and … Continue reading

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