Review: Find Me

Find Me takes you for a hike. It’s part travel guide to National Parks in the West, and partly a heartwarming story about how to make a difference in someone’s life.

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Review: And Then There Was Eve

And Then There Was Eve is a fascinating indie film that doesn’t quite work but is still worth watching.

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Review: Duck Butter

Duck Butter is billed as a comedy, drama, romance. It’s only one of those things – a drama. It’s about an experimental 24 hours Naima (Alia Shawkat) spent with Sergio (Laia Costa) and how these two damaged women reacted to the intense relationship. There are spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Duck Butter”

Review: 6 Balloons

6 Balloons takes a raw and painful look at what it’s like to love an addict. Dave Franco and Abbi Jacobson star as brother and sister in this emotional drama. Continue reading “Review: 6 Balloons”

Review: First Match

First Match is a raw and beautiful coming of age story. Elvire Emanuelle stars as a teenager in foster care who joins her high school wrestling team to get the attention of her dad. Continue reading “Review: First Match”

Review: Strange Weather

I wanted to see Strange Weather because I’m a Holly Hunter fan. I wasn’t disappointed by Holly Hunter’s performance, but it was the women around her who brought her back from the brink of her grief and into a semblance of acceptance. Continue reading “Review: Strange Weather”

Review: Losing Sight of Shore, an Amazing Documentary

Losing Sight of Shore documents a journey by 4 women in a tiny boat who rowed 8,446 miles across the Pacific from America to Australia. They spent 257 days at sea, unsupported. Losing Sight of Shore is both harrowing and inspiring. Continue reading “Review: Losing Sight of Shore, an Amazing Documentary”

Review: The Intervention

The Intervention features 4 couples in various stages of coming together or falling apart. They gather for a weekend with a crackpot plan to stage an intervention in the marriage of one of the couples. Continue reading “Review: The Intervention”

Watch This: Trailer for Trapped

Trapped is a documentary by Dawn Porter. The title refers to Targeted Regulations of Abortion Provider laws. womens health. It was released in January of this year, but is only available on limited screens. On the film’s website, you will find information on how to hold a community screening and a listing of theaters where the film can be seen. Continue reading “Watch This: Trailer for Trapped”

Review: Runoff

Runoff terrified me. It was so real, so close to the bone. This was not some glorified superhero tale, this was a real family with real problems and real choices to make. Mild spoilers ahead.

Here’s the basic story. Frank (Neal Huff) and Betty (Joanne Kelly) are going under. His business of selling feed, antibiotics, hormones and such to farmers is being stolen away by big agro. The family is in danger of losing their home and farm. They have two kids: Fin (Alex Shaffer) and Sam (Kivlighan de Montebello). Continue reading “Review: Runoff”