Category: Indie

“The Banshees of Inisherin”

7.8

Have you ever lost a friend? Not that they died, just, didn’t want to be friends any longer? That’s the premise of this whole movie. But it’s as brilliant as the countryside wide shots in this film are breathtaking.

Our two main characters get in a “Grumpy Old Men” style bickering match when one is confronted with his mortality, and they are set on diverging paths. One believing friendships and the impact we have directly on people is our lasting legacy, while the other is insistent that the work we do and the things we create are our lasting legacy. With those set as our corners, let the shenanigans begin!

“My Salinger Year”

6.8

There’s a great deal of firepower in this cast for the story being told. It’s essentially “The Devil Wears Prada,” but with books instead of clothing. An interesting tale of a pen name and the journey of an intern finding her way in the world. Really well done by all involved, as long as you’re not bored to tears by so much literary subject matter.

“Terrifier 2”

7.3

An absolute masterclass in practical effects!

The most unabashedly brutal film this side of “Cannibal Holocaust.”

Possibly the most blood I’ve ever witnessed painted across the big screen.

Art the clown cements himself as a horror icon, in my opinion.

Definitely not for the faint of heart. If you enjoy the classic slashers of old, and don’t mind a loose storyline, this is the film for you this spooky season! What feels like a guerrilla film that no studio in its right mind would green light. One of my favorite scores of the past year. This fall has been phenomenal for original horror films!

“Sundown”

5.4

Well, the trailer had me sold. By the time the credits rolled, I felt like I, too, wanted to fake losing my passport and spend some time with a mistress in an exotic beach town contemplating what it is that I’m doing with my life.

Honestly, the movie’s best scene, coincidentally bringing the most excitement and momentum to the film, was a fellow tourist being gunned down by jet ski hitmen. If that sentence has you confused, welcome to the mindset this one leaves you in. I’ll save you the hour and a half runtime – the best aspect of this movie.