SCRAP is intensely dramatic and infused with an uniquely comedic swagger throughout the film. I don’t care what other reviewers may be saying: SCRAP also has a surrealistic feel throughout the 115 minutes of running time and it’s truly rhapsodic.…
Author: Greggory Morris
ALL THE WORLD IS SLEEPING Film Review
A viscerally gripping, 145-minute drama with scenes of incredible intensity, many searing, about Chama, a single mom in her early 20s, played by Melissa Barrera whose character is a system-impacted woman teetering on the edge of an abyss.
Numerous cinema accolades : NY HBO Latino Film Festival – Winner of Best Film; Las Cruces International Film Festival – Winner of Best Film & Grand Jury Prize; Los Angeles Diversity Film Festival – Winner of Best Editing; Santa Fe Independent Film Festival – Winner of Best Film; Ojai International Film Festival – Honorable Mention Best Director; Seattle Latino Film Festival – Honorable Mention Best Film, Best Director.
Review by Gregg W. Morris
STILL THE WATER is an exquisitely made 5-star art house film that is transcendent – yet audiences should know up front that scenes linger and linger and linger in an exquisite storytelling style that may test the patience of the not so patient
Unveiled at Cannes Nine years ago but not released theatrically until now. Premiered on VOD & digital MARCH 3, 2023. Streaming on Prime Video, Amazon, iTunes, Google Pay, VUDU Fandango, AppleTV, kanopy, DirectTV. Imagine getting into a sublime luxury car…
Film Review of Recently Re-released IRRESVERSIBLE (2002) with its companion IRREVERSIBLE: STRAIGHT CUT (2023) by Gaspar Noé.
Excerpt from the production notes: “On the original release of IRREVERSIBLE, critics responded vehemently, and the relationship between the violence of the film and its form was central to how it was perceived and valued. However, as yet, there has been little critical response to the Straight Cut and, as a result, there has been little discussion about how the revised structure impacts on the film’s meaning and the permissibility of its depiction of violence.”
This reviewer wonders what respected American filmmakers in these contemporary times will be saying about the new release. What will respected Filmmakers of Color as well as respected Film Reviewers of Color say? Last, but absolutely not least, what’s will be on the minds of respected women filmmakers and film reviewers? – Review by Gregg W. Morris
Registration Opens for the 19th Annual 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition …
Registration opened March 1 for the Film Lab’s 19th Annual 72 Hour Film Shootout (“Shootout”) filmmaking competition, which will take place in early June.
Not Particularly “Gripping” But It Most Certainly Has Its Seductive Moments
MARLOWE is a thematic, mystifying, aesthetic riddle rather than a gumshoe “gripping noir crime thriller” being pitched, marketed, publicized and set to release in a fashionable grand style today, February 13, in Big Apple’s AMC Empire 25, Lincoln…
Review: THE OUTWATERS, a found-footage film directed by Writer-Director Robbie Banfitch
The Critics Rave: “Haunting, horrific and harrowing” – “Chronicle of omen and doom” – “Unspeakable primal terror” – “Disturbing and awe inspiring” – “Horrifying, hallucinatory journey” – “Gorgeous hellscape of raw, nerve-shredding performances” – “On track to become the next…
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Review of WHO’S ANNIE? – Pilot for a Surreal Dark Comedy Series by Sophia Peer
Despite jail-time, 12-step programs and five marriages, Annie played by Annie Pisapia begins an acting career because of a close encounter of a whacky kind with a director she meets at a Burger King in Queens, NYC. Definitely head spinning. – Review by Gregg W. Morris
THE STALKING FIELDS Film Review
THE STALKING FIELDS writers and director use an inimitable story-telling style I’m tempted to regard as unique because of the surprising way so many film elements coalesced coherently. It easy to image that in the hands of other filmmakers it easily could have been a cheesy romp of a B movie. Cleverly controlled and measured frenzy throughout the film adds to its virtuosity. – By Gregg W. Morris