Bob Moricz’s Krimi is a stripped down Hollywood action thriller about a hit man returning to Portland and becoming embroiled in the city’s seedy underbelly.
Reviews of hard-to-find, obscure, creative, independent underground movies.
The Chicago Underground Film Festival is a great place to go see mysterious cinema, such as Echoes by Jaimz Asmundson and Bite Radius by Spencer Parsons.
American Arab, the latest provocative documentary by Usama Alshaibi, is both profoundly personal and culturally inquisitive. The film tells his own unique story as well as the stories of other Arabs.
Four of the strongest short films that screened at the 21st annual Chicago Underground Film Festival were A Million Miles Away, RECKONING 3, Red Luck and Ellie Lumme.
The two most striking narrative features at the 21st annual Chicago Underground Film Festival couldn’t have been more different, What I Love About Concrete and Shadow Zombie.
In Bloom is a neo-realist drama set in the early ’90s in the country of Georgia. It follows the adventures of two fourteen-year-old girls: One fully immersed in her adolescence, the other ready to bust out.
The Fake, an animated film from South Korea and directed by Yeon Sang-ho, has a very simple, matter-of-fact visual style that delivers a complex story about the nature of faith.
Savage Witches is an utterly charming paean to the cinema, mixing and matching a stream-of-consciousness of filmmaking styles and formats that flash by as if in a dream.
When a film such as The Exhibitionists opens with a quote from Jean Baudrillard, one can be assured that what happens on-screen for the next eighty-eight minutes will attempt to mix high class with a trash sensibility.
Don Swaynos’ debut feature film, the surrealist Pictures of Superheroes, is a real gem of a comedy that forms a perfect little surreal universe that never betrays its own self-contained operating system.