“Smile though your heart is aching.” Part horror and part psychological drama, Parker Finn’s debut feature Smile is a scary good time. Sosie Bacon stars as Dr. Rose Carter, a therapist who harbors traumas of her own. Following the gruesome suicide her patient, Rose soon begins to experience strange and supernatural occurrences. As the events progressively worsen, Rose has to find a way to stop the evil before the evil overtakes her.
The best music documentaries all have one basic thing in common: showing the audience something they haven’t seen before. Essentially, introduce the viewers to something new, or take a novel approach to the familiar. Recent high points in this regard are Brett Morgan’s Moonage Daydream, which offered a unique insight into David Bowie’s life through a stream of consciousness of his artistry; and Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers, a journey through the career of one of the most influential groups in pop and rock history, even though they rarely achieved mainstream success despite more than five decades of output.
A Coming-Of-Age Rebellion Fueled by Riot Grrrl Music,a Dysfunctional Family, and LSD This release comes to us from Giant Pictures. Set in 1992, against the backdrop of the presidential election between Bush, Clinton, and Perot, a Latina teen enters her senior year with life-long plans to attend Harvard. On a night out with her best … Continue reading ACID TEST Streaming on Digital October 4th
In celebration of Huluween, 20th Digital Studio’s Bite Size Halloween series of spooky shorts is back for a third season! Twenty new shorts from exciting emerging filmmakers premiere October 1 on Hulu, blending genres like horror, comedy, sci-fi, thriller, and more.
Plagued by visions and nightmares, a catholic priest is ousted from his parish. With nowhere to turn, he follows the sinister visions calling him and discovers a deal he alone must stop. The film stars Alexi Stavrou, Jack Dimich, Dawn Lafferty, and introducing Sergio Myers II.
Triggered directed by Tara Westwood tells the story of Ohio (Isiah Whitlock Jr.) and Virginia (Caitlin Mehner), two people who have lost family members to tragic and senseless incidents of gun violence. After succumbing to their grief, they seek retribution against an influential senator (Tara Westwood) and her husband David (Robert John Burke), whom they hold responsible for their loss.
https://youtu.be/GxwK8CkFZGU Hosted by Jason Godbey On this episode director Aik Karapetian talks about his latest film, Squeal the story of a man who gets lost in Eastern Europe while searching for his father. A chance meeting with a pig-farmer’s daughter leads to him being kidnapped and forced to work on the farm. He finds himself … Continue reading Episode 1201: Aik Karpetian
Now it its fourth year, New Faces New Voices continues its commitment to showcasing independent films often overshadowed by Hollywood. The festival runs from Tuesday, September 13th to Thursday, September 15th at The Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn. This year's fest will be a hybrid format featuring a grand total of 40 culturally, ethically, and socially … Continue reading NEW FACES NEW VOICES Returns Sept. 13th
As a first time filmmaker, Lauren McCann’s short film Girl Boxer dominated the festival circuit in 2020 with over 20 festival wins. There were many more nominations and it gained a special jury prize from SeriesFest - naming her “The Voice to Watch”.
On this episode Scott Mann talks about his latest film, FALL (now playing in theaters). In this interview Mann breaks down the making of the film and reveals how he accomplished the movie's stunning visuals. FALL stars Grace Caroline Currey, Virginia Gardner, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Mann's previous credits include: Heist (starring Robert De Niro and Dave Bautista), The Tournament, and television series like The Oath.