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RWMFF 2013 Review: Slipping Through the Cracks

Posted by Toyiah Murry November 12, 2013 0 Comment 2089 views

In a span of 24 minutes Diego Herror’s Slipping Through the Cracks manages to showcase the tragic status of China’s current mental health bureaucracy. Ruled by one governing party, China’s population tips well over a billion leaving an estimated 170 million citizens afflicted by mental disorders to manage in a country just entering its infancy […]

RWMFF 2013 Review: Running From Crazy (2013)

Posted by Pam November 12, 2013 0 Comment 2313 views

It’s one thing to be the granddaughter of one of the 20th century’s most well-known authors (Ernest Hemingway), but to also be a member of a family that’s had 7 suicides within just three generations is much more personally staggering. Talk about legacies. Barbara Kopple’s (Harlan County USA and Shut Up and Sing) documentary Running […]

TV on DVD: The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series

Posted by Brandy Dean November 11, 2013 1 Comment 1677 views

All 156 Episodes of Rod Serling’s Classic TV Series In One Special Box Set Available on DVD on Nov. 19, 2013 at a Great Price Many years ago I had a paperback book, an episode guide to the seminal television series The Twilight Zone. Aside from the usual airdate, cast, and synopsis info, the book included the […]

RWMFF 2013 Review: Hidden Pictures: A Personal Journey into Global Mental Health

Posted by Brandy Dean November 11, 2013 0 Comment 1949 views

Filmmaker Delaney Ruston has very personal interest in exploring the issues surrounding mental illness and how it’s discussed – her father was mentally ill, ultimately committing suicide and Ruston spent a lifetime with firsthand experience of the ways that is discussed (and not discussed). After exploring that topic in her first film Unlisted: A Story […]

Overlooked Gems: The Landlord (1970)

Posted by Lesley Coffin November 11, 2013 1 Comment 4994 views

I am a relatively new resident of New York City.  I have lived in the city for 8 years, but compared to lifetime residents, I’m a newbie.  Sometimes New York films can make that fact especially noticeable when you see just how much things can change in a few years.  One of the most popular […]

Indie Watch: Game

Posted by Sean Fitzpatrick November 10, 2013 0 Comment 2454 views

The set-up is the most important part of most horror movies. Chances are that films ranging from The Shining to Hostel would merely be random depictions of extreme horror and terror without the careful (with the latter film, I use the term loosely) exposition, character development, and setting. It’s a testament to a horror film’s […]

RWMFF 2013 Review: Short Term 12

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds November 10, 2013 0 Comment 2237 views

“At-risk” doesn’t mean “broken” and adulthood doesn’t mean having yourself entirely together all the time. That’s the central theme of Destin Cretton’s 2013 film Short Term 12. Brie Larson stars as Grace, a supervisor at a foster care facility for at-risk teens. The story picks up as one of her charges, Marcus (Keith Stanfield) is […]

RWMFF 2013 Review: Pandi (2013)

Posted by Toyiah Murry November 10, 2013 1 Comment 2490 views

“An edited film reveals fragments of a larger story.” This quote narrated by director Maria-Saroka Ponnambalam effectively captures the aura of her deeply personal documentary Pandi. Mental health issues know no boundaries, allowing Ponnambalam to explore the depths of her uncle Pandi. Home videos and interviews with immediate family members chronicles some of the inner […]

Top 5 Colonel Hans Landa Moments from Inglorious Basterds

Posted by Claire Dunderman November 8, 2013 0 Comment 2827 views

In Inglorious Basterds, Colonel Hans Landa of the Austrian SS is easily one of scariest, most conniving, and most engrossing villains of our time. Without Christopher Waltz’s spectacular performance, he just wouldn’t be the same. One of the best part of Landa is the way he crafts his deceit and delivers his diabolical lines with […]

Overlooked Gems: Summer of Sam (1999)

Posted by Lesley Coffin November 8, 2013 0 Comment 5259 views

After giving some focus to Halloween centric films in October and before the Christmas season rush, I’ve decided to break tradition slightly with this recommendation.  Usually, I try to select films which are easy to find on digital or tangible forms of the media.  However, a recent conversation made me realize that an opportunity like […]

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