HEY!! It’s INDEPENDENTS DAY!! Part 3

So, after all that….why is it that these Independent/Small Budget films have become such a focus?  I have found three main reasons: deeper stories, REAL acting, and simply superior filmmaking.  Now again, don’t get me wrong…..I am not saying that all the Big Budget event films, those Summer “popcorn” films, the wonderful Disney, Pixar, and Illumination Studios ...

HEY!! It’s INDEPENDENTS DAY!! Part 2

Hey all!  One Film Fan back for the second part of this commentary on the beauty of Independent Films. So, continuing from the last post, I ended up seeing 11 films, theatrically, within this genre between late June and the end of December 2013.  These included the following (ALL of which have their surprising merits in my ...

HEY!! It’s INDEPENDENTS DAY!! Part 1

No….you should NOT be trying to hit your spell-check while wondering “why the heck is this guy trying to talk about July 4th already??!!  Much less WHAT does it have to do with movies AND he can’t even SPELL it correctly??!!”  Come on, I KNOW that’s what you first thought.  HOWEVER…..there is NO need to ...

Winners, Surprises, Just “Eh” and Losers

Well, as 2014 starts, time to look back on the 2013 film year.  Set a personal record, seeing a total of 55 films. As always, there were winners, surprises, a new genre explored, and losers. Definitely a “Year of the Geek” with all the fantasy and sci-fi based films, but it also went well beyond ...