Directed by: Jay and Mark Duplass, 2008 Cast: Ross Partridge, Steve Zissis, Greta Gerwig, and Elise Muller Runtime: 84 Minutes Rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity. Directors and brothers, Jay and Mark Duplass, were asking each other and some friends what the scariest thing they could think of was. Someone said “a […]

August Underground’s Mordum

Directed by: Killjoy, 2003 Cast: Fred Vogel, Christie Whiles, and Michael Schneider Runtime: 77 minutes Unrated A commenter on IMDb said, ” If snuff movies can be considered art, this is the genre’s Mona Lisa.”. I guess in order to understand what this movie aims for, one would have to understand what exactly a ‘snuff’ […]

Automaton Transfusion

Directed by: Steven Miller Cast: Garrett Jones, William Howard Bowman, and Rowan Bousaid Runtime: 75 minutes Rated R I’ve had this one in my collection for at least a year now. Being a lover of zombie movies, I’m surprised it lasted that long without a single viewing. Also, being a strong supporter of low-budget, independent […]

Seven Pounds

Director: Gabriele Muccino, 2008 Genre: Drama Language: English Runtime: 118 minutes Links: IMDb, Trailer. By Ryan Dewerth. When I first saw the trailer, I must say, I wasn’t too impressed with it. It didn’t really feel like a movie that I would be moved by despite its overt advertising as a moving film. I then […]

Synecdoche, New York

Director: Charlie Kaufman Genre: Drama Language: English Runtime: 124 minutes Rating: R for language and some sexual content/nudity. Links: Trailer, IMDb. By Ryan Dewerth I’ve sat here for a while now trying to think about how I’m going to begin this review. I have concluded that there really isn’t any conventional way to do such […]

George Washington

Director: David Gordon Green, 2000 Genre: Drama Language: English Runtime: 89 Minutes Rating: USA-Unrated. UK-12. Links: Trailer, IMDb


Director: Adam Green, 2006 Genre: Horror / Comedy Language: English Runtime: 83 minutes Rating: Unrated. (Was also turned into the MPAA and received an NC-17 for extreme violence and gore.) Links: Trailer, IMDb Sometimes, I don’t know whether to rate a movie based on how good it was or how much I enjoyed it. If […]

Fukushû suruwa wareniari / Vengeance Is Mine

Director: Shohei Imamura, 1979 Genre: Drama / Thriller Language: Japanese Runtime: 140 minutes Rating: 18 Links: Trailer, IMdb. The whole time while watching Shohei Imamura’s Vengeance Is Mine, I couldn’t help but think ‘Man, there could be essays written about this film.’ Within the film’s first three minutes, we are able to get properly introduced […]