God’s Own Country

Francis Lee’s debut feature God’s Own Country finds its soul in the rugged English countryside, bleak and affecting. Getting raves on the indie circuit, it’s a stark romance about a … Continue reading God’s Own Country

Friendhood: Double Play hangs with James Benning and Richard Linklater

There’s really two schools of indie. That’s what you realize watching director Gabe Klinger’s Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (2013). The documentary is charming and laid-back, much like the … Continue reading Friendhood: Double Play hangs with James Benning and Richard Linklater

Orphans of the Storm: Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive

Few directors instantly conjure an image of cool aloofness in the way that Jim Jarmusch does. The man, in his dark clothes with his shock of white hair in a … Continue reading Orphans of the Storm: Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive

The Ghost of an Idea: The Films of Sara Driver

An escaped mental patient (Suzanne Fletcher) places stones in the mouths of bodies she finds laid out by a roadside accident. A woman translating an ancient Chinese scroll sees her fingertips … Continue reading The Ghost of an Idea: The Films of Sara Driver

Bad Fellas: Focus on Nicolas Winding Refn

Nicolas Winding Refn was already moderately well known before Drive tore onto the scene in 2011. His Pusher trilogy had earned him notoriety, and Bronson and Valhalla Rising cemented his reputation for visionary … Continue reading Bad Fellas: Focus on Nicolas Winding Refn

Saturday At The Movies: Fall in Romance with Don Jon

Joseph Gordon Lovett (JGL) makes his writing and directorial debut with the romantic comedy Don Jon.  If you’re thinking: why would a Hollywood veteran bother making a sappy, clichéd, trope-filled … Continue reading Saturday At The Movies: Fall in Romance with Don Jon

The Grind: Starkers Digs Deep for CineCoup

For over two months, I’ve been buried alive. As it turns out, being buried alive is actually pretty exciting. All-consuming for sure. Back in February, when director Paul Thompson pitched … Continue reading The Grind: Starkers Digs Deep for CineCoup

Exclusive Interview: Biff Bam Pop Talks To The Cast Of Moon Point

Last week the Queen and I had a chance to watch the Canadian indie comedy Moon Point, staring Nick McKinlay, Paula Brancati, Kyle Mac and Kristen Gutoskie and directed by … Continue reading Exclusive Interview: Biff Bam Pop Talks To The Cast Of Moon Point