Indie Spotlight

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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by / on October 31, 2013 at 5:00 am / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: REWIND THIS!

Rewind This! starts off with Ben Jousan, a VHS collector, wandering through a flea market/bazaar that sells everything – socks, shaving cream, and… old VHS cassettes. After making some purchases and perusing the place, he comes across the ultimate 80s/90s […]

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by / on October 14, 2013 at 4:27 pm / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: CARTOON COLLEGE

Over the last spell, I’ve heavily-favored documentaries. It’s because I wanted to spend time with real stories instead of fictitious ones. Listening to the struggles and hopes of people can be very educational, as well as entertaining. Today’s doc stays […]

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by / on September 1, 2013 at 8:21 pm / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: SUSHI: THE GLOBAL CATCH

Do you like to eat sushi? Have you marveled at how soy sauce, rice, wasabi, and raw fish combine to make a delicious, healthy meal? Well, today’s indie review is for a movie about the remarkable rise in popularity experienced […]

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by / on August 28, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: LA SOURCE

The first moments of La Source show a Princeton ceremony for an award inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We hear that Mr. Josue Lajeunesse is being honored with the prize, but we have no context for this meeting. […]

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by / on August 21, 2013 at 3:00 am / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: BROOKLYN GIRLS FIGHT CLUB

I don’t have a child, so my knowledge on raising children is purely on the demand side, not the supply side. But I do know that youths need hobbies – they need to develop an interest in doing things, whether […]

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by / on August 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: BROOKLYN CASTLE

When you think “Brooklyn,” you don’t normally think about city kids with a passion for chess, or a junior high with more national chess championship victories than any other school in the country, do you? Well, read on and let’s […]

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by / on August 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: SHORT TERM 12

In early June, I was invited to see Short Term 12. I’d need to leave work early, but I bill hourly, so I researched before deciding. I didn’t have to read for long – it won the Grand Jury Award […]

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by / on August 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm / in Indie Spotlight, Reviews

INDIE SPOTLIGHT: TO MAKE A FARM

The first moments of TMaF show us a couple of Canadian farmers. While herding their livestock to a nighttime shelter, the woman asks the man if he’s ever seen the chickens roosting at night. She playfully shows him how docile […]

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