Short films are more important than you think and Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival presents a strong, vibrant pool.
Intervention can only go so far, and, as the old, proverbial saying goes, “Kids will be kids.” Troubled adolescents are the topic of Jean-François Caissy’s third feature, Guidelines (La marche a suivre), which offers an insightful and abstract look at the youth of a provincial secondary school in Canada. The kids all suffer from varying problems. […]
Dress Rehearsal for an Execution is a thought-provoking meditation on art imitating life, a documentary that offers a short viewing time, but hours of debate.
Ah, amorphous beings. Always changing shape, always wanting to murder people. Here is a short list of some of my favorite villainous beings. Creephsow 2 (1987) In a segment entitled “The Raft” four unsuspecting friends decide to take a dip in a lake for some good ol’ summer fun. Things come to a grinding hault […]
Director Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi made a big splash in the art house world, amazing audiences with its beautiful imagery and dynamic score. Quite frankly, there was nothing else like this when it debuted in 1982. It’s sequel, Powaqqatsi, which came out six years later in 1988, had a lot of promise. Even though it didn’t resonate […]
Welcome to the first article for Midnight Movies! A new weekly column bringing you reviews, scatter-brained ramblings and other oddities all focusing on cinema’s more wild, bizarre and darkly weird entries. For today we’re going to touch upon a film I watched the other night, a film that, unfortunately, is a real stinker. You may […]
If you’re like me and enjoy your television shows littered with movie references, particularly funny ones, then you’re probably seen The Critic. Lasting only two seasons and a handful of webisodes, the show had a tightly woven style of humor, albiet one laced with movie parodies. If you’ve never experienced this show before, fear not. […]