Category Archive: Indie on Demand Movie Review

May
09

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: FIGHTVILLE

Dustin Poirier in Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein's FIGHTVILLE.

I’d like to think humanity has advanced beyond the primal necessity of raw combat, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a whole lot of people who are willing to pay good money to see a couple of guys get locked in a cage and beat on each other for a while. Fightville is a documentary …

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Apr
18

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: HIT SO HARD

Escape from the Rock: HIT SO HARD's Patty Schemel

Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll! Never gets tired, does it? Well, maybe if you’re actually in the middle of it, it may get to wear a bit, yeah. Which brings us to the subject of this week’s episode of our weekly radio show, The Indie on Demand Movie Review. The documentary HIT SO HARD …

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Apr
12

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: KINYARWANDA

Cassandra Freeman as a soldier facing wanton slaughter in KINYARWANDA.

We’re back with the newest episode of my independent film review radio series, THE INDIE ON DEMAND MOVIE REVIEW. This time, we’re looking at KINYARWANDA, a new drama in which director Alrick Brown uses a fractured timeline and mutable genres to portray how the Rwandan genocide of 1994 looked to those trapped in its madness, …

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Mar
28

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: 4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH

Willem Dafoe and Shanyn Leigh Embrace Their Fates in 4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH.

  The newest episode of my short radio series THE INDIE ON DEMAND MOVIE REVIEW takes a look at 4:44 LAST DAY ON EARTH, in which Willem Dafoe and Shanyn Leigh are cast as a New York couple awaiting the end of the world, and director Abel Ferrara — he of such nihilistic exercises as …

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Feb
28

The Indie on Demand Movie Review: RETURN

Linda Cardellini in RETURN.

Sooooo many movies available now through on-demand, but what’s worth watching? Well, the mainstream stuff you know about… it’s crap (okay, not all, but the odds aren’t good). The independent releases that now pop up with increasing frequency on VOD, however, are a different story. Obscure titles with little-to-no media attention, how do you know …

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Feb
25

ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN: Indie on Demand Movie Review

Trying something new here: a radio show evocatively titled Indie on Demand Movie Reviews. They’re short, snappy reviews of indie films that have recently been released on-demand. This episode’s on the gritty Brazilian police/political thriller, ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN; new eps will post on a weekly basis. Check it out and let me know …

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