Tag Archives: Independent Film

Review in Brief: Beach Rats (2017)

BEACH RATS is a digital age twist on the classic coming-of-age/sexual self-discovery tale. Young men who are not yet “out” or are unsure who or what they are looking for in a physical or romantic relationship can escape online, test … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2016, Part 1

2016 has been a terrible year in the multiplexes, not to mention a particularly black one for art and entertainment in general. Blockbusters have rarely been so lacklustre or downright awful. Mercifully the indie film scene has had a far … Continue reading

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Review: The Sessions (2012)

THE SESSIONS may well be one of the most honest and unabashed discussions of sex and disability on film. John Hawkes gives a remarkable performance as the real-life severely disabled journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, who having lead a miraculous and … Continue reading

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Review: Brick (2005)

BRICK is the kind of film that really shouldn’t work. The premise: a hardboiled detective film set in an American high school. It’s a unique combination of disparate ideas, and somehow everything comes together and makes for a fantastically weird and wonderful end … Continue reading

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The Best Film I’ve Seen This Year: The Way Way Back

You don’t often see comedies like THE WAY WAY BACK today, and that makes me sad. I’m tired with overblown, excessive, abrasive humour on film. The Way Way Back, co-written and directed by Jim Rash and Nat Faxon is pretty much the polar opposite of … Continue reading

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