RESULTS

Cinema is an expensive art. Cinema costs time, energy and, most notably, money. This is even truer for the independent filmmaker, who lacks studio backing and must search outside the system for contributions. Most of the time, that money is needed to create, sometimes it is needed simply to live. This is what likely forms the background of writer/director Andrew Bujalski’s latest effort, Results. The story is not about filmmakers, but working professionals: a gym owner, Trevor (Guy Pearce), his top trainer, Kat (Cobie Smulders) and her wealthy client, Danny (Kevin Corrigan). Danny has recently inherited millions of dollars — … Continue reading RESULTS

Starz Denver Film Festival: Day 5 – 7

The best laid plans of horses and men… Most film festivals boast a couple hundred features, an equal amount of shorts and a handful of panels to attend. Out of all of these, only two, possibly three are truly great. Of Horses and Men is one. A remarkable film that should not be described, only praised. Difficult to describe, impossible to forget should be sufficient enough. The story concerns a small community that inhabits a remote Icelandic Valley. In this valley, men and horses exist side-by-side in a sort of symbiotic harmony. Without the horses, the humans would starve, lack transportation and entertainment. Without the humans, … Continue reading Starz Denver Film Festival: Day 5 – 7

Movie Beat – 01.25.13

There seems to be a theme among January releases: Gangster Squad, The Last Stand, The Baytown Outlaws, and now Hansel & Gretel all are chock-full of scenes of excessive gun violence and a fetishism for the weapons. Seems a tad out of touch of what has happened very recently in our nation. Then again, none of these movies could have predicted that. I suppose it’s just a case of wrong time, wrong place. There are a few other movies in release this week, but we kick things off with the aforementioned gun violence picture of the week. Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – … Continue reading Movie Beat – 01.25.13