45-second Review: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten

45-second Review: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten

MSPIFF 2015: Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll. This documentary about Cambodia’s lost music scene is incredible on many levels besides the infectious music: the fashion, the burgeoning culture scene, the growing...
45-second Review: Labyrinthus

45-second Review: Labyrinthus

MSPIFF 2015: If you’ve got some pre-teens or teens in your house, they might enjoy this mild thriller about a young boy who discovers a camera with a usb stick attached to it. Upon loading of the usb stick onto his computer, a 3d/VR game appears that lures him...
45-second Review: The Russian Woodpecker

45-second Review: The Russian Woodpecker

MSPIFF 2015: The audience just sat very quietly after the credits rolled. My mouth was slightly agape. So, yeah, this is a pretty damn good documentary. The subject, a wild-eyed free spirit theater artist with radiation in his veins, wants to find one person...
45-second Review: The Fool

45-second Review: The Fool

MSPIFF 2015: This Russian movie about a lowly caretaker/plumber takes a darkly comedic premise about the levels of corruption in small-town Soviet politics and the quite-literally crumbling infrastructure of poverty-stricken people and plays it pretty straight....
45-second Review: Los Hongos

45-second Review: Los Hongos

MPSIFF 2015: Two street-wise teens wander the low-income parts of their Columbian city, practicing their art and graffiti against the background of tense political elections and police actions. Great stuff about boys wandering around, forming their own thoughts,...