The Arriviste (2012)

$9,500 seems like a lot of money, unless you're making a movie with it, which is exactly what one-man film crew Pascal Santschi did with his début effort, The Arriviste; a black comedy about a guy whose brother causes him more trouble in…

Smoke (2007)

Every once in a while a short film comes along showcasing the talents of someone who truly understands the medium in which they work. This is the case with Grzegorz Cisiecki’s short film, Smoke (original title: Dym). Smoke does not have…

The Nocturnal Third (2011)

In a world where taking chances and cutting corners is the norm, The Nocturnal Third takes the viewer on a journey into a night where these norms result in disaster. A young and nervous newlywed whose in debt, an injured worker refusing…

Legend of the Soldier (2010)

“On June 6, 1808, the aim of Napoleon Bonaparte’s invincible army was to destroy the Spanish army’s gunpowder store and so control the whole of Europe. With only 25km to its objective, the Grande Armée, for the first time in its history…

Midnight in Paris (2011)

I prefer to go into films blind—knowing as little about the film as possible before viewing it—I want to take in the experience as the director intended. Often, trailers—and sometimes reviews—reveal too much about the film and dull the…

Mail Order (2011)

In Mail Order, a short film from Rule of Three (2008) director, Eric Shapiro, and based on the short story by Jack Ketchum, we get a glimpse of a man with an unhealthy obsession and how it effects his life and the lives of others. After…

War of Resistance (2011)

After Schindler’s List (1993) and Inglourious Basterds (2009) is there really a need for another WWII movie about the Nazis’ persecution of the Jews? It can be argued that each country and/or group of people has their own story to tell…

Beyond the Border (2011)

Beyond the Border boasts in interesting rescue/revenge story, but falls short with too many dull moments between the action and lack of fleshed out characters. It’s the winter of 1942 and although Sweden is neutral in the war, they’ve…