TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

Leo Tolstoy opened Anna Karenina with a doozy: “All happy familiars are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” An aphorism that holds true on any day, but for Ryder and his family, that day is today. Ryder (Logan Miller) and his parents, Cindy (Robin Weigert) and Don (Richard Schiff), drove across the country, from California to Nebraska, for Grandma’s birthday and even though they haven’t even arrived, tension is already building. “Don’t tell them you’re gay,” Cindy advises her seventeen-year-old son. Her advice is stifling — how can he not be? — but Cindy is from … Continue reading TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

Movie Beat – 01.10.14

The Banshee Chapter – James (Michael McMillian) is really into mind-altering drugs. He manages to get his hands on some military grade DMT and decides to take it in the name of science. When things go horribly wrong, his friend and journalist, Anne (Katia Winter) tries to track James down, figure out what went wrong, and why the CIA abandoned past DMT studies. Just a guess, but I don’t think things turn out particularly well. Co-starring Ted Levine, Jenny Gabrielle, Monique Candelaria, and David Midthunder. Written by Blair Erickson and Daniel J. Healy with Erickson directing. Out in limited release … Continue reading Movie Beat – 01.10.14