Indie Weekend: ‘V/H/S/2,’ ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Only God Forgives,’ ‘I’m So Excited,’ and More

A horror anthology, a superb drama, a stylish genre picture, and more indie films invade D/FW this weekend. Continue reading Indie Weekend: ‘V/H/S/2,’ ‘Fruitvale Station,’ ‘Only God Forgives,’ ‘I’m So Excited,’ and More

Indie Weekend: ‘Pieta,’ ‘Java Heat,’ ‘Stories We Tell,’ ‘We Steal Secrets’

Four new indie releases — none two of which I’ve now seen — compete for your attention this weekend, May 31-June 2 Pieta. The new film by oft-controversial Korean auteur Kim Ki-Duk is a melodrama about a brutal collector for a loan shark and his odd relationship with his mother. Recommended with reservations. Reviewed here. (Angelika Dallas) . Java Heat. An action crime thriller in which a “Muslim detective teams with an American posing as a graduate student to find the man behind a series of deadly terrorist bombings in Indonesia.” Not previewed. (The Texas Theatre) Stories We Tell. Actress turned filmmaker … Continue reading Indie Weekend: ‘Pieta,’ ‘Java Heat,’ ‘Stories We Tell,’ ‘We Steal Secrets’

Indie Weekend: ‘Frances Ha,’ ‘Dead Man’s Burden,’ ‘Love is All You Need,’ ‘What Maisie Knew’

Four new indie releases compete for your attention this long holiday weekend, May 24-27: Frances Ha. Noah Baumbach directs a comedy about a would-be dancer (Greta Gerwig) who finds herself adrift in Manhattan. Recommended. Reviewed here. (Angelika Dallas) Baumbach will participate in a Q&A via Skype following the 8:30 p.m. screening on Friday, May 24. Dead Man’s Burden. A Western set in the aftermath of the Civil War, as a family must come to grips with their own deeply-seated differences. Directed by Jared Moshe. Not previewed. (Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano) Moshe will be present for a Q&A following the screenings at … Continue reading Indie Weekend: ‘Frances Ha,’ ‘Dead Man’s Burden,’ ‘Love is All You Need,’ ‘What Maisie Knew’

Indie Weekend: ‘Sightseers,’ ‘The Iceman,’ ‘Scatter My Ashes,’ ‘Black Rock,’ ‘Koch,’ ‘Erased’

Half a dozen new indie releases compete for attention this weekend, May 17-19: Sightseers. A black comedy about an English couple who take a trip to the countryside that turns murderous. I think so highly of Ben Wheatley’s first two films, Down Terrace and Kill List, that I believe a blind recommendation is warranted. Not previewed. (Landmark Magnolia) The Iceman. Michael Shannon gives a powerhouse performance as a cold-blooded killer / family man. With Ray Liotta and Winona Ryder; directed by Ariel Vroman. Recommended with reservations. Reviewed here. (Angelika Dallas, Angelika Plano) Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s. Ostensibly a documentary, … Continue reading Indie Weekend: ‘Sightseers,’ ‘The Iceman,’ ‘Scatter My Ashes,’ ‘Black Rock,’ ‘Koch,’ ‘Erased’