Day: March 27, 2015

Film Review: ‘3 Holes and a Smoking Gun’

March 27, 2015

Image Courtesy of De Waal & Associates The story of a hotly coveted unproduced screenplay that itself could use some drastic revisions, “3 Holes and a Smoking Gun” proves that there’s a chasm-wide difference between talking about what constitutes — and actually being — great writing. A dialogue-driven affair devoid of a single believable utterance or attendant […]

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Film Review: ‘The Frontier’

March 27, 2015

A woman on the run, a last-chance motel and a lonely stretch of desert highway set the stage for “The Frontier,” an appreciably moody but dramatically stilted crime drama that exudes a certain retro appeal before collapsing into a series of empty neo-noir poses. The debut narrative feature for Israeli-born Oren Shai shows much affection for […]

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Film Review: ‘A Wonderful Cloud’

March 27, 2015

Image Courtesy of SXSW Those seeking a raucous, wholly improvised 21st-century “Annie Hall” need look no farther than Eugene Kotlyarenko’s ultra-indie “A Wonderful Cloud.”  Featuring the filmmaker himself as a transplanted New Yorker in Los Angeles and his real-life former g.f., actress Kate Lyn Sheil, as the visiting ex he can’t get over, the film trots out a […]

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