While on holiday in Cambodia, two couples, Dave and Alice Flannery and Steph McKinney and Jeremy King, partake in all the traditional tourist attractions the impoverished country has to offer, but after attending an underground dance party, Jeremy unexpectedly disappears and a dark secret is buried within the circle of friends.
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Rather than going the been-there-done-that route of a rags to riches story, director Lauren Greenfield accidently (yet exquisitely) delivers a riches to rags tale with the intimate glimpse into the wealthy lives of David and Jackie Siegel.
In 1993, three young boys were found viciously beaten and murdered in the small town of West Memphis, Arkansas. Less than a year later, Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Jr. and Jason Baldwin were convicted of the crime, even though the prosecutions’ evidence was feeble and speculative. Almost 18 years later, the three wrongfully convicted men still claim their innocence and fight to overturn the injustices that have destroyed the larger part of their lives.
Fans of Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker’s bizarre comedic styles know their fandom resides in the cult territory and that’s perfectly fine with them, but their dedication of the forum may come into question after witnessing the duo’s first attempt at a feature-length film. … read more
Emad Burnat got his first camera in Feb. 2005 to document the life of his fourth son. During this same time, the Israeli government began building a wall through the middle of Burnat’s Palestinian village Bil’in, destroying a significant amount of their land. The villagers of Bil’in begin to peacefully demonstrate once a week and Burnat captures it all, until his first camera is destroyed. … read more
It’s a hot summer day in Madrid in 1987 when Miguel, a surly, but well-respected journalist agrees to meet with a journalism student named Angela for an interview. While her intentions are murky, it’s immediately clear that Miguel wants to get laid. … read more
Sean Penn plays a wealthy, retired and ultimately bored rock star named Cheyenne in This Must Be the Place. When Cheyenne learns that his estranged father is dying he travels to New York City only to arrive after his father has passed. From there, Cheyenne find himself on a journey-quest through America’s Heartland in an attempt to find the Nazi war criminal who persecuted his father at Auschwitz. … read more
I imagine that a few people strayed away from this film simply because it is a Victorian novel adaptation from the UK. Perhaps they expected a theater full of 20- to 40-something-year-olds hoping to catch a glimpse of Colin Firth. However, this “adaptation” couldn’t be further from that demographic if it had brought in transforming robots and an electro soundtrack. … read more
Reading the short synopsis of this film, I thought I was walking into a political war narrative. Instead, Where Do We Go Now? greeted me with comedy, creativity and even song! In a small, secluded village in Lebanon, a group of women mourning their fallen husbands and sons due to the constant Christian vs. Muslim conflict tearing the world apart decide that they will not lose any more of their loved ones this way. … read more