Gran Torino is a fine film, but it’s as deeply flawed as some of its characters. I can forgive its characters for their foibles, but not its filmmakers.
Tag Archives: indie movies
Trailer Roundup (vol. 3): Wreath Movies
Time for this week’s Trailer Friday roundup!
Breckenridge Film Festival, 2005
A few weekends ago, I drove up into the mountains of Colorado. Was I going camping, you ask?
Part of the 2005 USA Film Festival
10 things that make me a geek
Here’s a fun list of stuff about which I am pretty passionate, about which I know at least slightly more than the average person and about which I am constantly in fear of talking too much.
Everybody was Kung Fu fighting
Watching this film gave me that childish giddiness I haven’t felt since the original Star Wars.
Playing Mona Lisa
Playing Mona Lisa, based on the play “Two Goldsteins on Acid,” is really a film about life’s meandering journey wrapped in a charming comic shell.
USA Film Festival, 2000
Never having been to a festival before, I only knew as much about indie movies as the local Blockbuster would rent me.
Rushmore vs. Election
When they call Election “wicked satire,” they mean it. Rushmore wasn’t half as crass yet twice as funny.
The Blair Witch Project vs. Pi
That both of these successful films are independent gives one a giddy sense of grass roots pride.