Tag Archives: Independent

Starlet (2012)

★★★1/2
Strictly for adults only, but if you invest the time and can handle the unflinching moments, you will find a well acted, rewarding drama. Continue reading

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Blue Like Jazz (2012)

★★1/2
“…plays a familiar beat until eventually you tune out, get distracted, and/or move on to something else.” Continue reading

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Pariah (2011)

[Rating:4/5]
“…Dee Rees and Adepero Oduye’s collaboration makes ‘Pariah’ a memorable and groundbreaking cinematic experience.” Continue reading

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Norman (2011)

[Rating:2.5/5]
“…simply not enough winning moments to really make this as engaging a film as it should be.” Continue reading

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Taqwacores, The (2010)

[Rating:2.5/5]
“A part of me really likes ‘The Taqwacores’, but I can’t completely endorse it.” Continue reading

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Elephant King, The (2008)

[Rating:2/5]
“Seth Grossman’s “The Elephant King” is a baffling film that wastes a handful of good performances, succumbing to the stereotypical indie movie trappings of inane symbolism and frustrating narrative arcs.” Continue reading

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