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Grand Slammed Is Long on Melodrama and Short on Acting
1 year ago by Heather Baysa
Since its plot centers around an aspiring pro baller, and there's an allusion to big-league glory right there in the title, it's kind of amazing that what John Nizzari's comic drama most noticeably lacks is baseball. What it's got p...
After the Dark Is an Intriguing and Frequently Beautiful Story
2 years ago by Sherilyn Connelly
Formerly titled The Philosophers, John Huddles's After the Dark is a shaggy dog story but an intriguing and frequently beautiful one. On the final day of class, a group of impossibly pretty philosophy students at an international sc...
Somewhere Slow: Midlife Existentialism -- Plus a Teenage Drifter
2 years ago by Aaron Hillis
Jeremy O'Keefe's sparsely plotted second feature reiterates a famous Talking Heads question of midlife existentialism ("You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?") but doesn't offer enough in the way of subtext or mise-en-sc&e...
The Ambitious Sex, Love and Salsa Is a Character Study in Rom-Com Clothes
2 years ago by Inkoo Kang
"This is war, gentleman. The nightclub, the bar, the lounge — this is your battlefield. Women are not the enemy; they're the prize." Such is the philosophy of 29-year-old Julian (Adrian Manzano), who considers himself a kinder...