LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER – REVIEW

https://youtu.be/Xz6JggR66L4 Review by EJ Argenio, NRFTW Contributor and Correspondent The depths of the unknown, murder, vengeance and some light-hearted mayhem give birth to the sci-fi indie comedy Lake Michigan Monster. Following the unexpected death of his “associate”, the whimsically mischievous Seafield, played by writer-director Ryland Brickson Cole Tews, assembles a team of “tactical experts” with … Continue reading LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER – REVIEW

Lessons From Your ForeBEARS – Walking Out

https://youtu.be/DAMmyBATXzg Review by William J. Hammon, Creator of I Actually Paid to See This blog There’s a truly wonderful moment in Alex and Andrew Smith’s survival drama, Walking Out, that not only encapsulates the themes and dramatic tension of the film itself, but all of the major modern wilderness films that came before it. Sitting against a … Continue reading Lessons From Your ForeBEARS – Walking Out

Tonkawa Film Festival Shorts

Review by Andrew Sweatman, Senior Editor at Arthouse Garage The Tonkawa Film Festival featured an impressive and diverse block of shorts this year, with subjects ranging from corporate espionage and child bank robberies, to eldercare and domestic abuse. Many films brought intense emotion to the forefront while shining a light on social issues, and some managed … Continue reading Tonkawa Film Festival Shorts

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot- Now Streaming

https://youtu.be/xHvaWulHk5E Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (Rated R) Review by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions It’s been 26 years since writer/director Kevin Smith burst on to the indie film scene with his debut film, Clerks. In Jay & Silent Bob Reboot, he returns to the Askewniverse - the film continuity he built … Continue reading Jay & Silent Bob Reboot- Now Streaming

The Plot (And the Accent) Thickens – Schemers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfSRNXs2h1A Review by William J. Hammon, Creator of I Actually Paid to See This blog I don’t consider myself the most resourceful of people, but every once in a while, when push comes to shove, I can buckle down and pull out a small miracle or two, be it in my personal or professional life. When I … Continue reading The Plot (And the Accent) Thickens – Schemers

Daddy Issues: An Impressive Comedy Debut

Review by Andrew Sweatman, Senior Editor at Arthouse Garage Comedy is hard. That’s a major theme of the new film Daddy Issues, and it’s also an undeniable truth of the entertainment business. Actors and filmmakers have been learning that lesson since the invention of the moving picture, and stage actors knew it before that. When a … Continue reading Daddy Issues: An Impressive Comedy Debut

Rebuilding a Country While Managing a Flea Circus – Nipponia Nippon – Fukushima Rhapsody

https://youtu.be/K2s8IP-f0xw Review by William J. Hammon, Creator of I Actually Paid to See This blog It has been almost nine years since the tsunami and nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan that displaced countless citizens and irradiated much of the surrounding area. Since then, numerous reconstruction and decontamination projects have been undertaken in an attempt to restore the … Continue reading Rebuilding a Country While Managing a Flea Circus – Nipponia Nippon – Fukushima Rhapsody

Doctor Sleep (Director’s Cut)

https://youtu.be/M5PsRMHCXbE Review by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions Writer/Director Mike Flanagan revisits the Overlook Hotel with his adaptation of Stephen King’s sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep stars Ewan McGregor as one of horror’s most iconic characters, Danny Torrence. The story follows Danny as he grows from a child recovering from the … Continue reading Doctor Sleep (Director’s Cut)

What Did Jack Do?-Now on Netflix

Review by Jason Godbey, Creative Director, Behind the Rabbit Productions Writer/Director/Producer David Lynch is a singular artist who has been making films since the 60s. His first feature, Eraserhead was released in 1977, and he’s still going strong. To even attempt to describe Lynch’s style, words like strange, weird, avant garde, and unconventional come to … Continue reading What Did Jack Do?-Now on Netflix

Alison Brie Shines in Horse Girl

Review by Andrew Sweatman, Senior Editor at Arthouse Garage Many films don’t become widely available for months after they premiere, but as streaming continues to become more and more ubiquitous, sometimes that window becomes much shorter. That’s the case for the new Jeff Baena-directed film Horse Girl, a psychological thriller which premiered at Sundance on … Continue reading Alison Brie Shines in Horse Girl