Films

ICAROS: A VISION, the film, Sheds Light on an Alternative Indigenous Drug, Land and People that Some Westerners are Seeking

By: Steve V. Rodriguez @progressivepuls Having a close friend who knows firsthand what the amazonian brew, Ayahuasca is, how it’s taken, his experience and for what purposes really intrigued my interest when I heard about the Tribeca Film premiere of “Icaras: A Vision”. In it a woman (Ana Cecilia Stieglitz) travels to Peru seeking the […] Click to read more »

“Folk Hero & Funny Guy” Looks at a Longterm Bro Friendship on a Good Ol’ Road Trip

By Steve V. Rodriguez @progressivepuls Often when I hear that a film is a ‘road trip film’ I’m a little leery about the cliche aspect of the film and the secondary nature of the storyline, but both story and road trip genre deliver in “Folk Hero & Funny Guy”. Writer/Director, Jeff Grace makes his feature […] Click to read more »

A Guy in a Rut, Dreams a Little too Big in DREAMLAND – TFF PREMIERE

For any struggling artist out there trying to live a daily existence,  while pursuing their passion, DREAMLAND, the film will resonate on a multitude of levels. Robert Schwartzman makes his directorial debut, as well as co-writing this gem of a film with Benjamin Font. In it a struggling pianist, Monty (Johnny Simmons), can’t seem to […] Click to read more »

November Indie Movies Bring Stories of Love, Weed and the Holidays

by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev Some movies with holiday themes are being released on DVD/VOD in the month of November, making for perfect viewings during a cold winter night. The first of such is “Lazy Eye,” which has been a big hit at film festivals and comes to Los Angeles and New York theatres Nov. […] Click to read more »

The San Antonio Four Fight a Long Battle to Exonerate their Names Against Against a Slow and Stubborn Court

By Kim Hayes When you think of San Antonio, you may think of the Alamo, the championship NBA Spurs or the sweltering heat of Texas.  I have never been to San Antonio, but my association with the city is of four remarkable women who have had their lives torn apart by an unfortunate untruth of […] Click to read more »

Lust, Greed and Murder Culminate in the True Crime Gay Thriller, KING COBRA

By Steve V. Rodriguez Written and directed by Justin Kelly (I Am Michael), the gay porn true crime drama starring James Franco, Christian Slater, Garrett Clayton (Hairspray Live!) and Keegan Allen (Pretty Little Liars)  premiered to strong critical acclaim with critics praising the film as “the Boogie Nights of gay porn” at the 2016 Tribeca […] Click to read more »

Film Festival Favs Finally Find Home at a Theatre Near You by Kevin M. Thomas, @ReelKev

The year is winding down and the big studios are releasing their top Oscar contenders so some smaller films might get lost in the shuffle. It’s not that independent movies can’t get Oscar nominated – but first to be considered they must play in New York and Los Angeles for one week by year’s end. […] Click to read more »

Dinner and a Classic or Cult Movie has Never Been more Fun than at The Metrograph – NYC

By: Steve V. Rodriguez Catching a flick used to be a fun outing with friends until over hyped blockbusters and umpteen sequels dominated our multiplex cinemas, plus it now seems like one needs to allot 25 extra minutes for too many trailers and commercials. Thank goodness for the current trend of offering customers an experience […] Click to read more »

“Little Men” – A Perfect Showcase For a Cinema Auteur

By Kevin M. Thomas @ReelKev First and foremost, let’s clear the air. Director/writer Ira Sachs is not the heir to the Goldman Sachs dynasty so people shouldn’t wonder why he turns to crowd funding to make movies. With that out of the way, he was more than accommodating in discussing his latest film, “Little Men,” […] Click to read more »