By Brittany F. Jules of light and dark follows Maya, a queer college student living in a small Texas town and the unlikely friendship she makes with Freddy, a middle-aged man working the oil… Read More
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By Olivia Riordan What’s the Problem with Ann? She’s determined to find out. In this imaginative yet unflinchingly honest autobiographical case study, Ann Lupo walks us through the stages of falling in and out of… Read More
By Gabbi L. Viewers with weak stomachs beware! This film will make you cringe from the first moment to the last – but in the best way. A man and a woman wake up… Read More
By Jordan B. Jason Noto’s Beyond the Night offers a fascinating twist on the traditional storyline of a soldier returning home from war only to find himself in the midst of even further tragedy…. Read More
By Frank Z. Your name, the place you were born or call home, people that are associated with you that you call friends and family. These are the essential components that complete the person… Read More
By Jamal Knox Growing up in Texas you hear a lot about the oil fields, and all the rich magnates at the top living in the “big houses”, from the poor, wizened oil field… Read More
By Alexandra T. Mitchell Turning 18 years old is truly a turning point into adulthood. In Above the Clouds, Charlie quickly learns that while adulthood comes with legal drinking (in the UK) and freedom,… Read More
By Rosie Goodman Speaking in Tongues is the journey of a young man, unsure of himself, his faith and coping with the loss of his Mother. Jake’s quiet mourning speaks volumes when he decides… Read More
By Rob Gonzalez Let me open with the fact that I cried tears of joy at my desk in the office while watching “the Interpreters”. This documentary is masterfully constructed. Holds your attention, jerks… Read More