The only thing stranger than Doctor Strange this week is the continued unprecedented amount of cinematic offerings for those with an eye out for alternative moving pictures. (Movies find a way!) From passionate docs about everything from climate change to unbroken human spirit to dramas about coming to terms with baggage past and present (and a little killer Krampus action to boot!) we’re running the genre gamut to provide film fans with a wide range of superhero alternatives. Check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews of Off The Rails, Keep In Touch, Before The Flood, Dog Eat Dog, My Dead Boyfriend, All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception and The Spirit of I.F. Stone and Krampus Unleashed below!
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Catching films is like catching rodents – you gotta move fast if you want to get them all. And speaking of scurrying creatures, it’s fittingly one of the doc themes featured in the five films reviewed this week, alongside some campfire terror tales and even a courtroom drama. (Scary but for different reasons of course!) Follow the trail of meaty movie morsels via our Encapsulated Movie Reviews for the skinny on Rats, The Whole Truth, The Windmill, Fire At Sea and The Unspoken all below!
Sorry film freaks – only a meager five flicks for critical dissection this time out, but I also helmed a premiere this week (Go The Harvesters!) and there’s a short film review here too, so cinematically it’s a push. In any case five very different movies below including a political one-man show, a romantic comedy, a cannabis themed terror tale, a bloody, funny, scary western and an avant-garde chiller thriller – odd is indeed the order of the day! Check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews of Michael Moore in TrumpLand, It Had To Be You, Halloweed, In A Valley Of Violence, Tabloid Vivant and short Pigskin below!
Though my eyes are cinematically bloodshot film fans (in a good way of course!), I’m nevertheless determined to give the WhySoBlu.com readers their movie money’s worth. So once again I’m taking on a gigantic eight new indie flicks this week alone that range from distressing docs to somber features to even a teen tale that doesn’t suck – all dissected for your reading pleasure. Check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews of Newtown, The Thinning, Do Not Resist, Certain Women, The Hollow, Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends, The Handmaiden and Desierto all below!
With the Halloween month of October scaring up things now it seems fitting to have some past and present fright flicks included in the cinematic crop below. Tall men, silver spheres and empty graves both new and old are examined, but also painful past relationships, men who haven’t gone through puberty and tough teens searching for self are also encompassed in this weeks edition of Encapsulated Movie Reviews. So check out the skinny on the films Phantasm: Remastered, Blue Jay, The Late Bloomer, The Great Gilly Hopkins, Kids In Love and Phantasm: Ravager.
Since the seven smaller film dissections were a big hit last week, no reason to not duplicate critical enjoyment for your reading pleasure – but I’m adding one more to fight the good film fight. (Being that disaster flicks are a dime a dozen and any movie that sits on the shelf too long might be past its due date!) The cinematic character spectrum gets covered below with eight films both good and bad that have everything from bitter old guys looking for a way out to killer clowns with big toothed smiles handy with a baseball bat. (Plus a little ‘foxy Knoxy’ doc action to boot!) Continue on to the Encapsulated Movie Reviews of A Man Called Ove, Denial, Amanda Knox, The Caretaker, Generation Startup, The Hurt Business, Circle of Poison and ClownTown below!
Since this week’s big budget remake might have some in a ho-hum movie mood, it felt right to insert a little indie help. So taking titular inspiration off the upcoming weekend western rehash, I’ve braved a whopping seven different feature films – though not all are ‘magnificent’ – to help distract and dissect what else is out there for cinefiles. (Plus I’ve even added a review of a short at the end for those with a low attention span!) Sassy seamstresses, controversial docs, fictitious post secondary hazing stories, game show horror and even tech guys run amok keep us cinematically covered this week. Check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews of the seven features The Dressmaker, Audrie & Daisy, The Lovers & the Despot, 31, Chicken People, I.T., Goat and the short The Many Sad Fates of Mr. Toledano below!
Plenty of indie fare to examine this week – even some denied to yours truly! (Both Blair Witch and Eddie Murphy’s dramatic turn Mr. Church gave a resounding NO when asked to be seen by little old me!) But rest assured there’s more than enough to go around including some deep documentaries about everything from injustice to the Internet, plus flicks about fake moon landings, artificial humanoids and white trash gals out of control. Check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews of Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, Operation Avalanche, Killswitch: The Battle to Control the Internet, Morgan and White Girl below!
Giving smaller cinema a place to hang it’s hat, on the film docket this week there are tales of women withholding sex (all in the name of getting rid of guns!), found footage anthologies, a lesson in still frame narrated performance art and even a little wedding day possession to keep things interesting. So check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews of Is That A Gun In Your Pocket?…, The Dark Tapes, The Royal Road and Demon below!
There’s no shortage of lessor known film fare this week, though not all the movie news is good. But frankly scouring the smaller cinema is a lot like gambling – even though the house has the advantage there’s always hope for that rare big payday. (Aka gems and duds will get reviewed!) Going from high school to college, dying to live again, forced relationships, fetching teens with feathers and Muay Thai mayhem – we cover all movie bases. Check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews of Summer of 8, The 9th Life of Louis Drax, Skiptrace, Maximum Ride and Kickboxer: Vengeance below!
A little less film fare dissection for me this week, but if you count the previous article on the works of four Steve Balderson flicks I’m way ahead of the movie review race this week. In any case we’re going into more somber territory dealing with everything from revenge seeking fathers to loveless marriages all in the name of finding great film. So check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews of In Order of Disappearance, The Intervention and Blood In The Water below!
While big movies seem to be scraping the bottom of the low expectations barrel this week, there’s no shortage of surprising smaller film fare. (How about that?!) In any case we’re braving lawmen after SS officers, bodyguards with mental issues, disenchanted Jewish moms and even Harry Potter as an undercover skinhead to bring you the skinny on all things indie. Check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews of The People vs. Fritz Bauer, Imperium, Disorder and A Tale of Love and Darkness below!
So many indies, so little time! I’m opting out of the crowded Sausage Party this week to attend a smaller, more intimate gathering featuring some new film friends. My fellow WhySoBlu cohort Aaron Neuwirth already covered all things Anthropoid (via my favorite Cashback director Sean Ellis!), so I’m adding a little determined dad, paranormal ghost hunting and fashion dangers (amongst other things!) to the mix for maximum movie mayhem. Check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews of the new feature films Blood Father, Abortion: Stories Women Tell, Ghost Team, The Model and the short Nanoblood below! Continue reading ‘Encapsulated Movie Reviews – Five New Indie Titles’
A weekend filled with DC bad guys gone good dominates the big screen this week, but there are also a gaggle of indie films to counterbalance all things big budget. In fact, there are a massive six flicks covered this week and the subjects and themes are delightfully diverse. From psychic head explosions to call girl protecting services, from art films to documentaries (plus a little wild abandon mid-life crisis thrown in for good measure!) it’s a rapid review look at flicks on a small scale. Check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews for Sun Choke, Hotline, The Mind’s Eye, Amateur Night, The Tenth Man and There Is A New World Somewhere below! (Plus go to the bottom for a ‘cinematic sure thing’ recommendation to boot!)
This week sees the return of both Jason’s to action – Bourne on the big screen and Coleman on the movie watching scene. So from women on Wall Street to the after effects of fornicating with a ghost, we’re digging deep and diverse for the latest edition of Encapsulated Movie Reviews featuring five new films. Check out the critical chatter on Equity, Gleason, Into The Forest, Ants On A Shrimp and Lace Crater below!
Comic-Con and Star Trek stories may be dominating this weekend, but that doesn’t mean the indie film scene is lying low. We’re taking a gander at a whopping six new films that provide film fans more options. From dramas to docs, zombies to steampunks, we’re checking out a wide range of interesting and out there topics via this week’s Encapsulated Movie Reviews. Check out the critical skinny on the films Train To Busan, Captain Fantastic, Hooligan Sparrow, Quitters, Vintage Tomorrows and Under The Sun below!
There’s an interesting mix of indie fare this week that has everything from theme park furries to wild west gun-toting baddies. (And that’s just an average day in the work of diverse actor Bryan Cranston!) We’re filling the Encapsulated Movie Reviews today with a trio that includes the comedy CHARACTERz, the drama The Infiltrator and the western thriller Outlaws and Angels – check out the critical skinny below!
There are a few less indie titles out this week (both the engaging looking The Infiltrator and Our Little Sister we not made available to me!) I’ve tried to give you readers a little more bang for the movie buck with the inclusion of two more recent small-scale flicks to fill in the cinematic gap. Two new, two older, but all review ready for your convenience. So check out the Encapsulated Movie Reviews of Zero Days, 3rd Street Blackout, Clown and Swiss Army Man below!