Indie Spotlight

by / on February 9, 2014 at 5:24 pm / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: SATELLITE OF LOVE

I was very fortunate for choosing to watch this film out of all the screeners I have. I was in the mood for a quiet film, and I got that. I didn’t want to get tangled up in a twisty […]

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by / on January 12, 2014 at 6:00 am / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: AIN’T IN IT FOR MY HEALTH: A FILM ABOUT LEVON HELM

Ain’t in It for My Health: A Film about Levon Helm is a neatly-constructed documentary about Levon Helm, the drummer/singer for the renowned group, The Band. One song aside, I didn’t know anything about the men (or man) behind the […]

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 6:00 am / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: BRONIES: THE EXTREMELY UNEXPECTED ADULT FANS OF MY LITTLE PONY

Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony: Now, I have to admit, my initial reaction (dismay, in case you’re wondering), came about because of a misunderstanding. I expected this picture to be about adult men who love […]

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by / on December 29, 2013 at 6:00 am / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: JOSHUA TREE 1951: A PORTRAIT OF JAMES DEAN

Joshua Tree 1951: A Portrait of James Dean is a film about the pre-celebrity days of James Dean. Blending real elements with fictitious scenes, it tries to give us a sense of who the iconic actor really was, in addition […]

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by / on December 22, 2013 at 9:00 am / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: NO LOOK PASS

No Look Pass is one of the most challenging films that I’ve ever reviewed for Man, I Love Films. Director Melissa Johnson’s 87-minute documentary about a Division 1 Women’s Basketball player really takes its time in creating a truly-effective portrait […]

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by / on December 15, 2013 at 12:06 pm / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: THE 99%: OCCUPY EVERYWHERE

The 99%: Occupy Everywhere is a brisk documentary that discusses 2011′s Occupy Wall Street movement. For those of you who were, uh, away at the time: OWS was a sit-in that occurred in Manhattan’s Financial District. For nearly two months, […]

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by / on December 8, 2013 at 9:00 am / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG?

How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song is a smart Dramadey/Musical. I really did not know what to expect when I queued up the DVD because the bare synopsis leaves the film with a whole lot of wiggle room. […]

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by / on December 2, 2013 at 7:54 pm / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: MAGIC VALLEY

Out of everything I’ve reviewed for Man, I Love Films, Magic Valley is an oddity. I requested this movie from a list of many pictures, because it stars Scott Glenn, and I like him a lot. I could not have […]

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by / on November 24, 2013 at 10:28 am / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: THE BATTERY

I’m kicking myself, since I’ve had a screener for The Battery for months now and only just saw it. So I feel both lucky and stupid because I (a) got to see an original independent zombie film that is exceptionally […]

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by / on November 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: I’M ME

I’m Me starts off in a depressing fashion: Ryan, a 20-something year-old, is listless in bed. A montage shows us the same guy giving himself pep talks in the mirror and taking prescription pills. However, for all the times he […]

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