Denial Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Everyone at some point in their life has probably been in denial about something. Whether it be about an event in your life, something happening in the world around you, or perhaps even something in your own personality, denial has happened at some point. The documentary, Denial, examines a son, his father, climate change, and how denial has impacted all of these things. When Denial begins it appears to be a film focused on climate change and how the Hallquist family, especially the father and son, have been impacted The Grid and ideas connected to climate change, but then it shifts into a discussion of the father and the reveal of a deep personal truth that leads to unexpected feelings of denial. Continue reading “Denial Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Marriage Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Bekim and Anita are preparing for their wedding and their future lives together, but their nuptials are slightly clouded by their families and their pasts. Anita has been waiting for news of her parents for years following the Kosovar War of 1999 and Bekim finds himself dealing with someone from his past that he never expected to return. The Marriage examines the relationship between not only the bride and groom, but also how their pasts are impacting their future. Continue reading “The Marriage Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

E-Demon Movie Review from @kleffnotes

When four friends from college decide to video chat with each other one night things a seemingly goofy prank turns into a night of dark and complicated events. Set up as a sort of found footage film E-Demon presents itself as the full recording of a real call between friends that led to a massive multi-state murder. This horror movie works to create a scenario in which the internet can spread black magic and violence anywhere it wishes. Continue reading “E-Demon Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Werewolf Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Werewolf is not a horror movie, though the title might initially lead you to believe that, but rather a film about the horrors of addiction. The plot follows Blaise and Nessa, who are methadone users who have become outcasts in their small town. Their addiction pulls the two of them together and while Nessa wants to try and get away from this life their addictive personalities keep them trapped in a vicious cycle. Continue reading “Werewolf Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow Short Film Review from @kleffnotes

The short film Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, written and directed by Emerson Gullifer, uses the character of Lizzie as a way to examine the world of theater and how difficult it is for women to advance in the way that men can. The film focuses on a production of Macbeth, in which Lizzie has been cast as Lady Macduff. As rehearsals begin the director insists upon creating a viscerally charged version of the play, which begins to push Lizzie to her breaking point. Continue reading “Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow Short Film Review from @kleffnotes”

My Erotic Body Movie Review from @kleffnotes

Michele Beck has created a documentary that allows viewers to delve into the world of pole dancing. While this topic might seem sensational Beck’s work looks at how taking pole dancing classes has impacted the lives of a diverse group of women. Each of the people she showcases have lives outside of the classroom that might surprise those who come into watching My Erotic Body with preconceived notions about those who derive satisfaction from these classes. Continue reading “My Erotic Body Movie Review from @kleffnotes”

The Lighthouse Coming to Theaters July 6 and VOD July 10 via @erinwis82

If you know me, you know I love horror…not only do I love horror, I love UnCork’d Entertainment. When I got the opportunity to review this “BAFTA-award winning supernatural thriller THE LIGHTHOUSE, starring Michael Jibson (Hunter Killer, Beauty and the Beast) and Mark Lewis Jones (Star Wars : The Last Jedi, “Game of Thrones”)”, I just couldn’t turn it down! Continue reading “The Lighthouse Coming to Theaters July 6 and VOD July 10 via @erinwis82”

The Unafraid Movie Review from @kleffnotes

The Unafraid focuses on the lives of three young adults living in Georgia who are in the United States under DACA status. For those who are not familiar with the meaning of the term DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Within this policy some people who were brought to the United States illegally as children are able to receive a two year deferment from deportation and can become eligible for a work permit. This term has been in the news a great deal, but The Unafraid began filming back in 2014. Spanning roughly three years, from the Summer of 2014 to the Fall of 2016, this film provides a detailed look into the lives of three undocumented families and their DACA children. Continue reading “The Unafraid Movie Review from @kleffnotes”