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Review: Shadow

Shadow, a short film written and directed by Nicholas Goodwin (who also plays Will), shines a light on the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. Jane (Revell Carpenter) is an innocent college freshman with a crush on her calculus tutor, Allen (Kumasi Hopkins). At the behest of his friend, Will, Allen invites Jane to… Continue reading Review: Shadow

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Review: Total Performance

Produced by Cross River Pictures and written/produced by Sean Meehan. Total Performance's narrative centers on Cori, played by Tory Berner, a struggling actress whose day job is playing the part of real living people. She works for an agency that allows disgruntled spouses and nervous bosses to rent surrogates by the hour. Taking the place of existing… Continue reading Review: Total Performance

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Review: The Room

Often hailed as one of the worst movies ever made, The Room seems like an exercise to show how NOT to make an independent film failing to meet the most basic standards of what makes a movie good. Despite plentiful shortcomings, The Room is far from unwatchable. It's actually enjoyable from an ironic point of… Continue reading Review: The Room

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Review: Lazer Team

Lazer Team has taken theaters and the internet by storm over the past two weeks. Funded in part through a record-breaking $2.4 million indiegogo campaign in July 2014. This is the first feature film from Austin-based Rooster Teeth Productions (RT), best known for its long-running webseries, Red Vs. Blue. As a big fan of anything RT,… Continue reading Review: Lazer Team

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Review: Don’s Plum

Don's Plum is a diner/bar is where four friends meet with their dates for the evening. They talk about everything, anything, and ultimately a whole lot of nothing. I vaguely recall hearing of this film in the late 90s, when it was reported to be so terrible that it had been banned. At the time, I believed… Continue reading Review: Don’s Plum