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Is Anyone There?

Is Anyone There?

Go/Don’t Go by Brandon Thomas The opening minutes of Go/Don’t Go hint at a burgeoning relationship drama. Shy boy meets an outgoing girl. Girl draws the boy out of his…read more →

18 and Life

18 and Life

18 to Party by Hope Madden Does every crappy small town in America have a dive called Polo’s where mangey kids—many of them well, well under age—line up to try…read more →

The Hills Are Alive

The Hills Are Alive

The Devil to Pay by Hope Madden I’ve long felt that pre-film text-on-screen quotes are a cinematic crutch, often pretentious musings that rarely capture the essence of the film about…read more →

And I Feel Fine

And I Feel Fine

Save Yourselves! by Hope Madden “The world is f*cked and we should stop pretending it’s not.” True enough. This piece of insight comes from Su (Sunita Mani), one half of…read more →

Mr. Lonely

Mr. Lonely

Kajillionaire by Hope Madden Can a film be absurd without really being cynical? That might be the miracle of Miranda July, who mixes heartbreak and humor like no one else.…read more →

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace

Residue by Matt Weiner Residue begins as a wry bayonetting of gentrification, but the film slowly unfolds—languidly, and then with a dizzying crescendo—into one of the most powerful films to…read more →

Gone Catfishin’

Gone Catfishin’

Summerland by Rachel Willis It’s hard to sympathize with a catfish – someone who pretends to be someone else online to develop a misleading relationship. Yet, in the film, Summerland,…read more →

Hope Floats

Hope Floats

Buoyancy by Hope Madden Hey, it’s been a pretty easy going year. Feel like a movie? Well, first time feature filmmaker Rodd Rathjen has one for you and you’re not…read more →