Indie Movie Review – Death Drop Gorgeous

I know that low budget, by definition, means that corners have to be cut. Sometimes that adds to the fun of things! I mean would Kevin Smith’s debut feature, Clerks, have been as much fun if there wasn’t the running joke of the shutters being stuck down when they were down because the only time he […]


Best of British Biographies – Ian McKellen

Who’s the last actor to create a character written by Shakespeare? By that I mean who was the last person to get a part written by Shakespeare and be the first one to actually perform it. Edward Alleyn? David Garrick? William Kempe? You might be surprised to hear that it is none other than Magneto/Gandalf […]

Indie Movie Review – Tu Me Manques

The first thing to know about Tu Me Manques is that it was Bolivia’s official selection for the Oscars.  While it wasn’t nominated,  it’s a damn sight better than the movie that won (Another Round).  Tu Me Manques is much more moving, meaningful, and emotional.  In fact, it will probably have a spot on my […]

Exclusive Movie Interview with Luz writer-director Jon Garcia

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing writer-director Jon Garcia about his latest film, Luz.  It’s a love story about two men who meet in prison.  We discuss the Oscar-winning film that inspired Luz, the use of real inmates in the film, the unique shooting location, the subplot that got cut, the movie he made […]

Indie Movie Review – Luz

How far would you go for love?  How long would you wait for the one you love?  These are questions raised by the new movie Luz.  It’s a love story about two men who initially meet in prison.  They explore their relationship further once they’re both released. Ruben (Ernesto Reyes) is a new prisoner.  His […]


Movie Review – The World To Come

I was really excited to see this movie. From the trailers it seemed like it was going to be a steamy look inside of two lonely women stuck on dreary farms. Perhaps a forbidden affair that was obviously going to explode in their faces. All these thoughts were running through my head as the movie […]

Movie Review – Supernova

Supernova was a very unique movie. While watching it I was awestruck by the performance of Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth. I had read a few interviews done with the two actors and loved how they threw themselves into the characters. The articles were mainly about straight men playing gay men. They both wanted to […]

Indie Movie Review – In Corpore

The sensual new film In Corpore explores the complexity of relationships.  It’s the type of movie Hollywood used to make once upon a time.  A mature film with adult themes made by and for adults.  I had high hopes for the movie going in, but it fell short of them. What’s good about In Corpore […]


Thirst — A New Cult Classic?

The Opening Scene of Thirst NOTE:  The following description is very gross.  Read at your own risk. My niece once got me a bookmark that says, “Don’t judge a book by its movie.”  This, of course, refers to the old adage, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.”  All of which is to say, be […]


Indie Movie Review – Rialto

Rialto is one of those films that you watch and, afterwards, think, “What the hell was that? Was that entertainment or have I just had an emotional battering?” If you want a nice, easy, relaxing way to spend an hour or so then I’d recommend you have a look and see what Pixar has got […]