Independent Cinema: Articles


Swampland Race Relations: Old Indie Mixes 'Interracial' Love + Vengeance & Voodoo

Swampland race relations in Chloe, Love Is Calling You: Desired by two handsome white men, is Olive Borden black or white? Swampland race relations: Bizarre 'Chloe Love Is Calling You' mixes reactionary ideas & voodoo Whenever I watch a film such as the swampland-set 1934 thriller Chloe, Love Is Calling […]


'The Beast with a Million Eyes': Roger Corman Beats Alfred Hitchcock with Nature vs. Humans Thriller

The Beast with a Million Eyes: Hardly truth in advertising as Roger Corman's micro-budget sci-fi thriller is no “monster movie.” 'The Beast with a Million Eyes': Alien invasion movie predates Alfred Hitchcock classic Despite the confusing voice-over introduction, David Kramarsky's[1] The Beast with a Million Eyes a.k.a. The Beast with […]


'In Stereo': Wit & Sarcasm in Romantic Indie Comedy

In Stereo with Micah Hauptman and Beau Garrett: Wit and sarcasm. 'In Stereo': Witty & sarcastic romantic comedy In Stereo is a particular kind of romantic comedy – the kind full of characters that aren't remotely romantic, that tend more toward wit and sarcasm rather than light or camp comedy (unless […]


Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' Images + Old Lois Lane Rumors

Kristen Stewart On the Road Marylou: Dancing with Garrett Hedlund. Down memory lane: Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart 'On the Road' images At the time best known as The Twilight Saga's conflicted human Bella Swan, Kristen Stewart was cast as the exuberant Marylou in Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack […]


Gotham Awards' Winners: Julianne Moore and Michael Keaton, Edward Snowden

Gotham Awards' Best Documentary 'Citizenfour' revolves around a controversial topic: Edward Snowden. Gotham Awards winners: Hollywood stars Julianne Moore, Michael Keaton - plus whistleblower and political refugee Edward Snowden The Gotham Awards, the more modest, New York City-based version of the Los Angeles-based Spirit Awards, announced its 2014 winners at […]


Tom Laughlin Dies: 'Billy Jack' Actor/Director Revolutionized Film Distribution + Presidential Candidate

Tom Laughlin in 'Billy Jack' Tom Laughlin: 'Billy Jack' actor-filmmaker who died last week helped to revolutionize film distribution patterns in North America Tom Laughlin, best known for the Billy Jack movies he wrote, directed, and starred in opposite his wife Delores Taylor (since 1954), died of complications from pneumonia […]


Robert Pattinson 'Life': Dennis Stock But No T.E. Lawrence? + Bill Condon 'Breaking Dawn' Director's Cut

Robert Pattinson Life. Robert Pattinson 'Life': Pattinson to play James Dean photographer and travel companion Dennis Stock Robert Pattinson is keeping himself busy. Pattinson is reportedly going to play Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock in the aptly titled Life, to be directed by Anton Corbijn, himself a photographer. Dane DeHaan […]


Watch 'On the Road' Full Movie Online + Kristen Stewart & Garrett Hedlund Featurette

Watch On the Road online at SundanceNow (image: Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund) On the Road, Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's semi-autobiographical novel, is now available on SundanceNow. Initially screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where it drew mixed reviews, and later reedited for the Toronto […]


Ben Affleck Political Thriller Tops PGA Awards + Sundance Double Winner Surprise

PGA Awards 2013 winners Update: Ben Affleck's Argo wins Theatrical Motion Picture PGA Award. Argo producer Ben Affleck tells Steve Pond “I had totally convinced myself they were going to read another name.” Affleck's fellow Argo producers are George Clooney and Grant Heslov. The Producers Guild of America is currently […]


'On the Road': Kristen Stewart Movie Flops + Fans Outraged Re: Robert Pattinson Indie Comparison

On the Road with Kristen Stewart. Shot in late 2010, screened at the Cannes Film Festival in spring 2012, and re-edited for the American market a few months later, Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's seminal 1957 novel On the Road landed with a thud at the U.S. box […]


Drew Denny Talks Female Road Movie: 'The Most Fun … with My Pants On'

Drew Denny. Drew Denny discusses The Most Fun I've Ever Had with My Pants On Filmmaker, performance artist, songwriter, actress, screenwriter Drew Denny's first feature film, the partly autobiographical The Most Fun I've Ever Had with My Pants On, was screened at this year's AFI FEST in Los Angeles. The […]


'Cosmopolis' 2012 Bombs: Reporting Facts = Anti-Robert Pattinson Bias?

'Cosmopolis' 2012 with Robert Pattinson. Robert Pattinson 'Cosmopolis' movie: Highly unlikely further expansion Sept. 4 update: Starring Robert Pattinson, David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis had a solid debut at three U.S. theaters two weekends ago. (The film was screened in Canada – and surprisingly flopped badly – last June.) Despite mixed reviews, […]