The Awakening (2012)

Who doesn’t like a good scare once and a while? If done right it can send shivers up your spine and have your arms covered in goose bumps; leaving you with the sensation of just getting off a great rollercoaster. First time director Nick Murphy brings us The Awakening starring Rebecca Hall (The Town, Vicky … Continue reading The Awakening (2012)

The Boy Downstairs

Films tend to take us into another world where one can escape into the fantastical. Obviously not all films fall into this realm but in the end we all go for the same result, to escape. There are films though that are able to capture such a natural, genuine tone that the lines of reality … Continue reading The Boy Downstairs

American Folk

There are many quotes that mention letting go of the past or don’t look back; there is a truth behind these ideas but that is not to say certain moments in time should not be rekindled. In today’s world it is difficult not to come across news of racial violence, communities being torn apart or … Continue reading American Folk

In the Fade

We never know what we’ll get before watching a film for the first time. We know the plot, the cast and maybe even the director but what shows up on screen is always fresh for us to interpret. In some instances we may get more than we desired; not all movies are meant to uplift … Continue reading In the Fade

Big Time

When we look at the world that surrounds us most of us are engaged by the beautiful sky, the colorful images of nature that embrace us and the tranquility one can obtain when taking it all in. Like many though, myself included, how often do we appreciate the structures that surround us? Especially living in … Continue reading Big Time

The Light of the Moon

Film Premiere in NYC at the IFC Center plus Post Screening Q&A Films are able to bring to light stories we may otherwise not be familiar with and through that offer a different perspective of the world. Although we may not be able to immediately relate to what we are seeing it allows us to … Continue reading The Light of the Moon

Wetlands

We tend to watch films to escape into a world that has been crafted for our enjoyment. Simply because films are categorized as entertainment does not solidify them into a state of pleasure. They are able to create images that tell stories of pain, consequences and regret. They are not the brightest nor are they … Continue reading Wetlands

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Being “different” or “against the norm” has become more acceptable in today’s society. It is embraced and promoted to create a wider understanding of compassion and comradery. Obviously this was not always the case but what some may not consider is how much music plays a part in this. Music has always been able to … Continue reading Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk

Wakefield

The pleasure in watching films is that they allow you to experience something you would never do in real life. Films allow the viewer to step outside themselves and be a part of something they could only imagine. Small guilty pleasures that might have creeped their way into our heads that linger in us questioning … Continue reading Wakefield

The Commune

Films allow us to escape from our real world issues. They fall into the category of art, as they should, which opens it into a completely new world of endless possibilities. Filmmakers have their own voice and when executed correctly can tell a story about anything in any matter they please regardless of the topic. … Continue reading The Commune