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Guest Review: ‘The Poisoning’ by bleedingcritic™

Guest Review: ‘The Poisoning’ by bleedingcritic™

I watched the Trailer for The Poisoning and was intrigued. However, the Trailer doesn’t give you a balanced impression of what this film is actually about, which is very miss-leading. Be mindful, The Poisoning is not another experience like The Hitcher (1986), though it is a road movie. The camera direction and acting during the opening romantic scenes is exceptional.

Review: ’24 Exposures’

Written & Directed by Joe Swanberg Starring Adam Wingard, Simon Barrett, Caroline White, Sophia Takal, Helen Rogers ‘24 Exposures,’ the latest in a long string of recent projects from mumblecore pioneer Joe Swanberg, is a competently acted, relatively low-key (given its lurid subject matter) pseudo-thriller that is populated with too many thinly-fleshed out characters. But

2014 Slamdance Filmmaker Profile: Allan Luebke (Director – ‘GLENA’)

‘Glena‘ is a feature-length documentary film about Glena Avila – a single mother in her 30s – and her dream to become a professional mixed martial artist. Glena was living the American Dream: successful career, two happy children, long-term relationship, and a beautiful family home. Then one day, with no background or training, she decided to

Interview: Sarah Knight (Director – ‘VINO VERITAS)

Some people need the truth to live.  Others not so much.  On Halloween night, the lives of two suburban couples unravel forever under the influence of a Peruvian wine brewed from the toxic skin of blue dart tree frogs.  This tribal elixir effectively reduces all inhibitions to nothing, and soon friendships and relationships are revealed

Fandor Announces Ted Hope as CEO

Fandor, the curated online service for exceptional independent and international films, today announced that former San Francisco Film Society Executive Director and award-winning independent producer Ted Hope, has been named Chief Executive Officer. His official start date is January 30, 2014. Hope brings to Fandor a wealth of film experience as a creator, curator, advocate,

Academy Award Winner Mo’Nique Joins Cast of ‘Blackbird’; Also Starring Isaiah Washington

Academy Award winner Mo’Nique (“Precious”) has joined the cast of Patrik Ian Polk‘s ‘BLACKBIRD‘ and will co-star along side Isaiah Washington, fresh off his critically acclaimed and Gotham Award-nominated performance in the film “Blue Caprice.” Mo’Nique and her husband Sidney Hicks are also Executive Producing the film through their NAACP Image Award winning Hicks Media production banner. “Blackbird,” which was shot

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