Liberty’s Secret is an indie flick. It’s the brain child of Andy Kirshner, who wrote, directed, acted in, and composed the music for it. It’s a musical. I’m a sucker for a musical. This musical is a love song to love – same sex love. Continue reading “Review: Liberty’s Secret”
Two Lovers and a Bear is an odd indie from Canada starring Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan as Lucy and Roman, the two lovers. The bear is, well, a bear. Continue reading “Review: Two Lovers and a Bear”
Strange Weather stars Holly Hunter and Carrie Coon as a mother (Hunter) and her best friend who hit the road. The mother is searching to understand loss and grief over her son. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Strange Weather”
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train is a fanciful and improbable story about two teens who resort to train robbery when their mother is incarcerated. Continue reading “Review: Deidra & Laney Rob a Train”
I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore is a mix of dark comedy, crime drama, and gory thriller. It’s not one thing. It’s unique and quirky, even a bit of a mess. There are minor spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore”
Miss Stevens is a surprising indie about a teacher and 3 students who go to a drama competition. Lily Rabe stars as Miss Stevens, the teacher. Continue reading “Review: Miss Stevens”
A Light Beneath Their Feet is a story about mental illness and how it affects a family. Taryn Manning and Madison Davenport as mother and daughter turn in impressive performances. Continue reading “Review: A Light Beneath Their Feet”
A Country Called Home is a slow moving indie drama that creeps up on you. Imogen Poots stars as Ellie, who returns to Texas on the news that her alcoholic father died. Continue reading “Review: A Country Called Home”
Hello, My Name is Doris starring Sally Field is an absolutely fabulous film in so many ways. Sally Field, as Doris, gives a fantastic performance. Is it better than her performances in Norma Rae or Places in the Heart? Maybe not, but it is 100% on the mark in creating the peculiar, unique individual known as Doris Miller.
Some spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Hello, My Name is Doris”
Hateship Loveship is an 2014 independent film starring Kristen Wiig as the slightly odd woman Johanna Parry. It’s a tale about love and trust as it unfolds in the life of the strange off-kilter Johanna.
Also featured in the film are Guy Pearce, Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sami Gayle, Christine Lahti, and Nick Nolte. Continue reading “Review: Hateship Loveship”