Movie Beat – 08.08.14

About Alex – They once were the closest of friends, but they lost touch. Then, Alex (Jason Ritter) tried to kill himself. Thankfully, he failed and to commemorate his failure, the gang is getting back together at a cabin for the weekend to hash it all out. Then sex got in the way. It always does. Starring Maggie Grace, Max Greenfield, Aubrey Plaza, Jane Levy and Max Minghella. Written and directed by Jesse Zwick. In limited release from Screen Media Ventures.   Deepsea Challenge 3D – James Cameron is a filmmaker best known for his giant blockbuster smashes that own … Continue reading Movie Beat – 08.08.14

COMPLIANCE

Compliance is the second feature from writer/director, Craig Zobel. It is a movie of faceless authority and how helpless we can be to it. Right out of the gate, we are told that it is “inspired by true events”. The events that this story pulls from are specific but also stand-in for greater and more expansive events in human history. I just wanted to help out. I was just following orders. I just did what I was told. Excuses we tell ourselves to absolve us of our actions. Compliance is not a film of entertainment, it is a film of propaganda. Not one … Continue reading COMPLIANCE