Daydream Nation

May 12, 2011

Daydream Nation (2010) marks the directorial debut of Michael Goldbach and he certainly wears his influences on his sleeve as he evokes television shows like Twin Peaks, other films like Juno (2007), and musical groups like Sonic Youth. It all adds up... 


February 21, 2007

Victor Nunez may not be the most prolific filmmaker – he’s made five feature films in 28 years – but the ones that do exist are intimate portraits of characters in transition, often leaving a bad situation in the hopes of starting a new life. His... 

An Unfinished Life

May 1, 2006

An Unfinished Life (2005) is one of those character-driven kinds of movies that takes its time letting us gradually get to know its characters. It isn’t terribly original but a well-made effort nonetheless. Einar Gilkyson (Redford) leads a simple existence... 

Around the Bend

August 31, 2005

Around the Bend (2004) is one of those character-driven, independent films that desperately wants to evoke the hey-day of American cinema in the ‘70s but comes up too short because it fails to transcend its contrived premise. It’s a shame because... 

Sweet Home Alabama

November 16, 2003

Hold on to your hats, brush down your denims, and get those cowboy boots out of the closet, cos the South is back! Yes it’s time for another movie from our friends in the Deep South, with their delightful accents and standard Rom Com fare. Melanie... 


September 1, 2001

The last of the really huge comic properties gets its modern day movie magic treatment, and HULK is something of a strange result. If Universal were expecting a Spider-Man or X-Men styled actioner then they’ll be markedly disappointed, but then...